I used a template to make the Santa Claus head for this handmade Christmas card idea. When you make your own Christmas cards you may be more artistic and be able to draw the picture yourself. If not there are plenty of stencil style templates available on the Internet.
I used a piece of sponge to gently ink around the edges as this softens the image slightly and adds some grey to Santa’s beard. I used Stazon ink as this dries really quickly so is perfect for a quick job. If you do not have any Stazon in your craft supplies any ink will do although you may have to wait for it to dry before placing the pieces together.
Next, I used a roller glue to adhere the pieces together. You could also use double sided tape or sticky dots. I would avoid using liquid glues as this could squirt out the side when you press down to attach the pieces.
I used some of the left over card that was used to make Father Christmas’s face and cut a rectangle large enough for the Santa Claus embellishment to fit onto. I added three eyelets to jazz it up a little
I placed the final mat and layered embellishments onto the front of the card using really strong double sided tape.
I find it much more rewarding to make your own Christmas cards as not only do you get a unique card design to give to someone, it also shows that you have taken the time and consideration to make something especially for them.