With December only a few days away, it is time to get those Christmas Cards ready to go. Rubber stamping is an easy way to make your own Christmas cards and send a little of your own personality along with them. To make a basic Christmas Card use an outline like this one.
1. Use your rubber stamps to create a focal point such as a poinsettia or nativity. This is C. Mat it with D.
2. Design B on the outline. You may choose a Christmas print that you enjoy, or stamp one of your own with a corresponding stamp. For exampe, if you are using poinsettia’s on C, stamp the same image on B allowing it to overlap. Second generation stamping (stamping more than one image before re-inking) will add depth to the pattern as well. Add some greenery and ribbon images as well for more color and interest.
3. Once you have B place it on your card anywhere. You can put it horizontally across the top, middle or bottom of the card or your can place it vertically on the left, right or the middle. Once you are happy with where B is placed, decided where you want to place C. Again, it can be anywhere on the card.
4. You may wish to leave a little room to stamp a Christmas wish on the front of your card. Use dimensional sticky foam to pop out C for a little extra emphasis on your focal. At this point you may add a Christmas ribbon or tag if desired. Embellishing will add your own personality to the project – but it also the time consuming part. Embellish as much as you have time for.
Now you have designed and made your Christmas cards, you are ready to post them. Your friends and family will love and treasure them each time they look at them. For more card ideas and layouts visit our card gallery.