Clean & Simple Christmas Card
Choosing a clean and simple Christmas card style can relieve the pressure of making cards for family and friends.
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Choosing a clean and simple Christmas card can relieve the pressure of making cards for family and friends. Let me show you how to take your cards up a notch this year!
You won't need a lot of supplies for this simple Christmas card. Keeping it clean and simple requires just a few items. Using just one color card stock, one color ink for the background and one color embossing powder make this very easy.
Simple Christmas Card Supplies
- American Crafts Cardstock Pack - 8.5" x 11" - White
- Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool - 1" - Round
- Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - Scribbly Christmas
- Sharpie Marker Ultra-Fine - Black
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Cracked Pistachio
- Embossing Powder - Enchanted Gold
- Heat Tool
- Tsukineko VersaMark Small Inkpad
- Xyron Tape Runner
First you will stamp one of the holiday trees onto the white card front. I stamped mine on the lower right hand corner with Versamark. This is an invisible ink and will not be visible until you sprinkle on the embossing powder.
Next sprinkle on some embossing powder. I love this gorgeous gold color. You can use silver or whatever color you like. You will need to heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool.
To make my tree stand out, I highlighted it using some Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio. Make sure when layering on this color you use light circular motions to build up the color. You can stamp the sentiment for your simple Christmas card next to the image and use a black fine tip marker to add your own tiny ornaments.
To add a little bit of dimension to your simple Christmas card you can hand cut out a hill and add some gold embossing along the edge. Adhere this to the front of your card right along the bottom of your tree. This keeps the card simple but adds just a touch of elegance.
When making this clean and simple Christmas card using an assembly line system works well. You can stamp and emboss all the trees at once. Then sponge the color and stamp the sentiments, etc. It makes the process work rather smoothly. Remember making holiday cards should be fun and never stressful! Have fun and happy holidays.
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