I love making my own cards and usually try to sit down at least once a month to make some. This month, I’m working on my Christmas cards. I don’t have a lot of people to give cards, but I have so much fun making them. Here is one of the cards I made this year. It is for my best friend’s nephew.
The card itself is just a dark card stock. The stickers were some I picked up after Christmas last year at Michaels. The circle background is Bristol paper (I’m out of watercolor paper which would work better) and Tombow Craft Collect water-based markers – Jewel Tones. I scribbled on a styrofoam plate in each of the colors, then using my water brush, transferred the color to the paper. Once it was completely dry, I used the paper in my printer to get the saying added.
While I was playing with the markers and water brush, I also created other areas of color on the Bristol paper. I set a page to print in Adobe Photoshop to add sayings to different areas of the page. This way I got more out of my paper than just one 4″ circle. I also ended up with a few scraps that are big enough to write on like the Happy Birthday tag.
Do you like the card? Let me know what you think by commenting below!