This Christmas card features a snowflake motif combined with several different patterned papers. The flourishes are printed on a transparency / overlay which is then added overtop of part of the design.
The greeting on the card front says “May your season be bright,” which is a non-specific holiday-themed greeting that could be sent to just about anyone. However, you can choose any sentiment at all to stamp on your own card, so you can get more “Christmas-y” with the greeting if you prefer. Or you could take it in an entirely different direction by stamping “Thank You” or “Happy Birthday” instead.
Supplies Needed to Make This Card:
- Clear acrylic star shape — The star shape in my sample is a page from a Clear Scraps acrylic mini scrapbook album.
- Paper scraps — I used scrap papers left over after a session of cutting out papers using various shapes for templates. Most of these scrapbooking papers are by Moxxie.
- A clear acetate transparency / overlay
- Paint markers
- Scissors and paper trimmer
- Strathmore Bristol board(This paper comes in 2 different surfaces — smooth and vellum. For this project, either surface is fine, but I used smooth.
- A scoring tool such as a bone folder or Scor-Pal tool
- A sentiment stamp and ink pad — I used a stamp by Studio G in the sample card.
Make your card base using Bristol board; fold it in half using the scoring tool.
Attach various patterned papers and part of the transparency to the card base in a pleasing arrangement using adhesive.
Flip a piece of patterned paper onto the back and trace around the snowflake shape using pencil. Cut the shape out and attach it to the card base using adhesive.
Outline around the outside edges of the clear acrylic snowflake shape with paint marker.
Tie ribbon into a bow around one of the snowflake “arms”.
Attach the snowflake shape to the card using adhesive.
Stamp the greeting, cut it out and attach it to the card.
Outline the outer edges of the card with either ink or marker.
If you’re ready to give the card to someone, be sure to fill in the inside with a note or greeting. Otherwise you can add it to your card stash and keep it until you need it.
Here’s hoping the recipient will enjoy it!
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By Amy Solovay
About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a studio art minor; and she has also obtained another degree in textile design. Amy has been crocheting and making crafts since childhood, and knitting since her teenage years. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, KnittingandCrochet.net and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.
This page was last updated on 7-2-2019.