I’ve started making Christmas cards for my friends and family this week, and can’t wait to show you some of my latest designs.
Since I haven’t pulled out my tree yet, I wanted to hang some ornaments from one of my cards! I also wanted to make a non-traditional Christmas card. Red, green, silver and gold are so common during the Christmas season, so I wanted to mix it up a bit. I hope you’ll like it. Please let me know what you think!
Watch the Sending Christmas Cheer YouTube video tutorial here.
Soft Cantaloupe & Ultra Pink Stamp Pads – Hero Arts AF361 Yana’s Sunset Layering Stamp Pad Set
Sea Glass & Soft Brown Stamp Pads – Hero Arts AF362 Tami’s Mint Chip Layering Stamp Pad Set
Small Stamping Block –Krystal Acrylic Block Set Of 5
Black 005 Fine Point Micron Marker –Sakura Pigma 30064 Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set
12 Inch Ruler – Omnigrid 4-6-12-Inch Marking Ruler Trio
Sunset Yellow Cardstock (8.5’x5.5’ folded in half) – Recollections Cardstock Paper, Spice Market 8 1/2 x 11
I started this Christmas card by cutting the sunset yellow cardstock to size then folding it in half to make the base of the card. I also cut out the 3.75×5 interior insert prior to being with the stamping.
Tip: If you use inserts inside your cards often, pre-cut a stack of them and keep them together, so that when you need them you can just grab them.
Once I had all of my cardstock prepped, I stamped the ornaments. I cleaned the stamp in between each color to ensure that I would get the true color of the inkpad stamped onto the paper. I then cut out each ornament by hand. I bought this stamp several years ago, so it doesn’t have a die cut to match, but since the shape of the card is pretty simple to trace, it wasn’t difficult.
Once the ornaments were cut, I positioned them on the card. I placed them on the card about a quarter inch lower than where I actually planned to put them, so that I could hand draw lines on the card that the ornaments would seem to “hang” from. This gave it a really cool effect. I then placed the ornament on pop-out dimensional tape, and placed them near the bottom of those lines I’d drawn.
Lastly I stamped the “sending Christmas Cheer” sentiment in Wicked Black, and placed the final image on the outside of the card. I also placed the insert inside the card, and that was it! One Christmas card tutorial down, and a few more are on the way!
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