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Powertex landscape cards

I’d seen a few “small square on a card base” Christmas card designs go past on blogs and Pinterest, so that’s where the basic layout for these came from. Other than that, I just wanted to create little wintery landscapes.

To make it a bit different, I decided to use some Powertex.

Powertex is the environmentally friendly, water-based textile hardener which can harden absorbent materials such as textiles, fabric, cloth, paper, cardboard, fabrics, leather and fiberglass.”

In this case, I cut some squares and hill shapes out of cotton, smushed them in some white Powertex, squeezed them out, and coloured the background square blue. Then I layered the hills over the top and left them to dry.

The houses and trees were die-cut from coloured metal sheet. I attached small pieces of gold metallic card behind the houses to create a glow in the windows and used the same card to die-cut the stars.

Once everything was assembled, I realised the hills needed a bit more definition and painted on some shadows. I bought the black sparkly card bases on a whim, but I think they work really nicely here.

Supplies:

  • dies:
    Mama Elephant – home collection
  • colour:
    The Secret Art Loft mixed media ink – aqua
    Golden fluid acrylic – Payne’s gray
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct Charcoal Black Pure Sparkle Card Blanks
    gold metallic card
  • miscellaneous:
    white cotton
    Spellbinders premium craft foils – jewel tones
    white Powertex

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