DIY Holiday Card

Dec 23, 2013

Holiday Cards

This card is cre­at­ed using an image Christy Tom­lin­son shared last week from one of her awe­some paint­ings. Christy has such a beau­ti­ful artis­tic style, which I tru­ly love. I decid­ed to cre­ate a few Christ­mas cards with her beau­ti­ful image to share with friends and fam­i­ly. Some I left as is with just a lit­tle Dia­mond Stick­les placed here and there and some I added a lit­tle dimen­sion by cut­ting out the wreath, boots, manger and baby Jesus.

Dimensional Card

First to make 3 of the dimen­sion­al cards I cre­at­ed, using a laser print­er, print  4 — 3.5″ x 5″ images. If you use an inkjet print­er and put any liq­uid medi­um onto it, the ink will run. This mean NO STICKLES and well you know how I feel about Stick­les so I have to print every­thing using my laser print­er as I can­not even think of not using Stick­les.

Once you have all 4 images print­ed, using scis­sors cut each one from the com­put­er paper and attach to white card­stock. I use my Xyron Cre­ative Sta­tion Home for this, as it works beau­ti­ful­ly and is just too easy. Once each image is attached to white card­stock, using scis­sors trim around each 3.5″ x 5″ image. Place 3 aside and using one image, care­ful­ly cut out the wreath, boots, manger and baby Jesus.

Now that we have the images prepped and the focal pieces for the card ready it’s time to make your cards.

Card 1:

  • Using foam squares attach the cut out wreath and manger direct­ly on top of the same image on one of the 3 remain­ing cards.
  • Using Dia­mond Stick­les accent the wreath, boots and hay in the manger, let dry.
  • Using the tip of your fin­ger apply gold metal­lic acrylic paint around the edges, let dry.
  • Attach the image to a blank note card using the adhe­sive of your choice.

I used 4″ x 5″ note cards that I already had on hand and just trimmed the excess por­tion of the card off but you could cov­er the note card with pat­terned paper and then cen­ter the image on the note card if you wish.

Card 2:

  • Using a glue stick attach the cut out boots direct­ly on top of the same image on one of the 2 remain­ing cards.
  • Using Dia­mond Stick­les accent the wreath, boots and hay in the manger, let dry.
  • Using the tip of your fin­ger apply gold metal­lic acrylic paint around the edges, let dry.
  • Attach the image to a blank note card using the adhe­sive of your choice.

Card 3:

  • Using a glue stick attach the cut out baby Jesus direct­ly on top of  the same image on the last remain­ing card.
  • Using Dia­mond Stick­les accent the wreath, boots and hay in the manger, let dry.
  • Using the tip of your fin­ger apply gold metal­lic acrylic paint around the edges, let dry.
  • Attach the image to a blank note card using the adhe­sive of your choice.

Lisa

 

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