Stars are Brightly Shining | A Minimalist Christmas Card

by onepaperstreet

We’re getting close to Christmas and I wanted to share another Christmas card with you. I’m calling this a minimalist Christmas card because I really only needed a few basic tools to make it. I love this type of card, because if you’re someone who’s just starting out, you can also make a card like this with a minimal list of supplies. This “Stars are Brightly Shining” Christmas card was also inspired by my friend Jami, who came over to my house for a card-making class and started putting these materials together. I really liked where she was headed with and wanted to put my own spin on it and share it online with all of you. So I hope you like it! Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Materials Used:

Scrapbook Adhesives Initially Repositionable Mounting Squares [Amazon

Forever In Time 3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount, 1/4-Inch [Amazon]

Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue [Amazon]

Fiskars Recycled Bypass Trimmer, 12 Inch [Amazon

Glitter Cardstock

Christmas Patterned Cardstock

Neenah Solar White Cardstock [Amazon] [Scrapbook.com]

Recollections Cardstock Paper, Essentials 20 Colors [Amazon]

EK Tools EK Scoring Board 12×12 [Amazon]

Ranger Archival Ink Pad, Jet Black [Amazon] [Scrapbook.com]

Whaline 4 Pieces Stamp Blocks [Amazon

2 buttons

Christmas Sentiment Stamp

 

 

Tip: Click here to view more Christmas Card Tutorials.

 

Minimalist Christmas Card Tutorial:

Step 1. Prep the cardstock.

When making this minimal Christmas Card, I first trimmed all of my cardstock to be the correct size. I cut the card base to be 8.5 x 5.5 inches. The blue iridescent papers would be 5.25 x 4 inches and the patterned Christmas Tree Cardstock was 5 x 3.75 inches in size. I used the Neenah Solar White cardstock to make the interior insert, so I trimmed that to be 5 x 3.75 inches as well.

Later, I scored my card base down the middle and folded it in half to finish the base. If you don’t have the scoring board that’s okay. Just be careful as you fold your card in half.

 

Step 2. Layer the patterned and iridescent cardstock.

I applied Scrapbook Adhesives Mounting Squares to the back of the Christmas Tree Cardstock and centered the patterned paper on top of the iridescent cardstock.

 

Step 3. Stamp the sentiment.

I laid my Christmas sentiment stamp face down and picked it up with my Whaline acrylic stamp block.  Then I applied the jet black archival ink image down onto the card. Once the ink dried I flipped the design over, put foam tape on the back of the iridescent cardstock and placed it in the center of the card base.

 

 

Step 4. Add embellishments to your minimalist card

Lastly, to put the finishing touches on this minimal Christmas card, I used a thin strip of glitter cardstock that I had leftover from a previous project and stuck it to the top of the card. I also placed two buttons on the upper right-hand side of the card using Tombow mono liquid glue. Then, I added the Neenah Solar White insert to the interior of the design to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you’d like to view more of my work, please visit more the tutorials page here.

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