Begin making this Christmas greeting card by folding an A4 piece of red card stock in half.
Then select some Christmas scrapbook paper that is green and red and has holy leaves on it. This particular piece of paper was not the standard 12”x12” scrapbook paper. In this instance a smaller 8”x8” piece was used as these sizes are better suited to card making.
I decided I was only going to cover the top half of the card with the patterned paper. I drew a line and then placed double sided tape all over the top half up to where the line is.
I then had a rummage through my card making supplies and dug out some Christmas themed rubber stamps. The stamps were a set so work really well together. You could use any Christmas themed rubber stamps as long as they are similar in size.
I then positioned them on the front of the card so make sure they would fit and not be too big.
I stamped the images onto plain white card using Stazon ink. The reason I used this type of ink is because it is fast drying and perfect for quick card making ideas.
I wanted to add a touch of colour to the pictures so I lightly coloured them using normal colouring pencils. I did this very lightly so that only a feint section of colour could be seen.
To make the pictures stand out and have a frame you will need to mount them onto the matching red card which you used for the card base. I left a small border around the images when cutting them out.
To make them even fancier I gave them a second border by using up what was left of the patterned paper and mounting the pictures on that as well.
I chose two out of the three images and placed them at the bottom of the card using double sided tape.
The third image was to be used for the centre of this handmade Christmas card, and would therefore be the focal point.
To make this stand out from the other pictures I mat and layered it a few more times using the red, the patterned paper, and also a very festive gold mirror card.
I then decided some Christmas wording would be a great addition so I coloured in some Merry Christmas peel-off stickers with a gold peel-off pen.
The peel-off wording was then attached to the bottom of the central picture to really finish it off.
The centrepiece was attached to the front of the card using 3d foam to make it stand out.
Once complete I felt this handmade card was still lacking something, so I placed a strip of lace ribbon across the middle of the card where the two papers meet. This ribbon worked particularly well with the old style theme the stamps have.
You now have a great handmade Christmas greeting card. All you need to do now is decide who to send it too.