Christmas Postcards

Christmas cards are traditionally sent out to friends and family during the holidays, but have you ever considered sending out a Christmas postcard? If you don’t need to add a lengthy letter or a family photo to your cards, then a simple one-layer post card might be the way to go! Less weight equals less cost of shipping in the postal world. With our blank postcard papers, you can make simple one-layer postcards that still gives you the freedom to create. Our own Barbara Housner has created these fun postcards.

Christmas pinecone postcard created with Canvas Corp paper.

 

“I enjoy making postcards so I decided to make some to send for Christmas. Canvas Corp has the postcard kraft paper and you can make 6 postcards from this sheet of paper. I stamped the snowman and sentiment in black ink. I colored the snowman with Prismacolor colored pencils. The pine bough was stamped in black also and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. Did faux stitching around the outside of each postcard. White paint was splattered across the postcards to look like snow. The two layers were adhered together with gel medium. Really quick easy holiday cards and there is no bulk so postage will be normal.” – Barbara Housner

Materials Used:
Canvas Corp Cardstock Paper – Kraft 80#
Canvas Corp Black & Kraft Postcard
Rubber Stamps
Versafine Black Ink
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
White acrylic paint
Tools Used:
Misti
Rubber Stamps
Coloring on kraft cardstock can be a bit different than coloring on the usual white cardstock. You may need to apply more pressure to your pencils or more layers if you want a nice bold color. However, the white pencils on top of kraft cardstock really pops, and you can use that to your advantage when coloring winter scenes like Barbara did here. 
Christmas pinecone postcard created with Canvas Corp paper.
Just by adding a Christmas stamp or two and some color, you can create a unique one-layer piece of art to send in the mail. Who knows? Maybe your postal worker will get a little joy in delivering it for you, too! If creating right on your postcard makes you nervous, you can do what Barbara did here. She created the scene on our 80# kraft cardstock first, and then adhered it to the front of the postcard. That way if you mess up or unhappy with the finished product, just go ahead and start another! No harm done! 
Thanks for stopping by today! We hope this has given you some ideas and inspiration. Happy Crafting!
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Marie Nicole is currently a Domestic Engineer and does crafting, DIY, home decor, photography and blogging in her spare time.


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