Christmas card time is fast approaching and we just love to share beautiful, simple cards that you can create 1 or 100 and share them with friends and family. Marie created this vintage inspired non-traditional handmade Christmas Card that is so simply, but sure does not look that way. The layers and the small touches are simply beautiful. The Canvas Corp Farmhouse Christmas collection is filled with holiday themed papers in ivory and black and kraft and black that can be used as they are, painted any color or you can use color accents to bring your color palette to life. We love the red and white simple accents Marie choose.
Many crafters love making their own Christmas cards and since they can be quite time consuming to complete, many start making Christmas cards as early as June. Well, it doesn´t have to be that time consuming and using the right products can really help. The cards I am showing today were really simple to make and I used very few supplies; a card, white cardstock, patterned paper, paint, chipboard, pearls and tread.
What you will need:
- Canvas Home Basics Greeting Cards Kraft
- Canvas Home Basics White Cardstock
- Canvas Home Basics Farmhouse Christmas Patchwork on Kraft
- Canvas Home Basics Farmhouse Christmas Snowflake Reverse on Kraft
- White Chipboard
- Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint Sterling
Tools you will need: scissors, paper cutter, glue, die cut machine depending on how you choose to make your frames
Making a great card starts with the base. You can buy blank cards and envelopes and add your design or you can buy printed or solid cardstock paper and make your own cards and buy matching Envelopes, the choice is yours. One other thing to note is that Canvas Corp Cards come in two quality weights: The Value Cards are made with a lighter weight paper stock and are offered at a terrific price, the Packaged Blank Cards and envelopes are 80# paper stock and will hold up a bit more when applying lots of layers, paint and other mediums.
Choose 2-3 papers that fit your holiday style to created you cards, like the Farmhouse Christmas Patchwork and the Farmhouse Christmas Snowflakes Reverse. They coordinate perfectly and provide you with a few different scales. It is always nice to have a few different paper design scales to give your cards the right balance.
Step 1: Cut the chipboard into the right size for each card approximately 5″x7″ or smaller so it shows, I painted with Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint to get perfect coverage. Tattered Angels High Impact is also a great choice.
Step 2: Cut the Snowflake paper to size, just slightly smaller than the chipboard and rough up the edges a bit.
Step 3: Cut up the Patchwork paper into the diamonds, each card will have a different design, but they all work so well together.
Step 4: Layer each of the papers and the accent piece and then frame with a die cut white frame of your choosing, a chipboard frame or other round accent piece. The white makes the card pop and can be painted with High Impact White if it is not die cut from white cardstock.
Step 5: Accent with Cheese Cloth, twine, tread and pearls. Just a touch of each is all you need.
To see more of Marie’s work visit her website Create with out Limits.