Welcome to Day 3 of our handmade Christmas Card a Day idea with instructions. Follow along each day this week for a new card design! Please see our previous post for background details on this post. (For previous card designs, please click here.)
This card features 3 Christmas tree ornaments with decorative brads and baker’s twine set in a blue and red coloured card. Who says Christmas colours are restricted to green and red?
– Cut out your greeting card base from a piece of festive patterned paper. We used Chatterbox‘s 12″x12″ double-sided patterned paper, “Light Snowflakes”. The cut size (open) is 6″ x 9″.
– Score the card in half and fold.
– Cut out a smaller piece of red patterned paper (we used the reverse side of Basic Grey’s 12″x12″ double-sided patterned paper, “Berry Branch” and “Maraschino” from their Fruitcake line) and use a corner rounder punch to round the edges. Centre and glue to front of card.
– The ornament patterns were made by folding a scrap piece of paper in half and hand-drawing on a half circle and half oval shape with a little square at the top of each. (This is done much like you would make a snow flake!). When the shapes are cut out, they become your ornament pattern. Using the pattern, cut out 2 of the circle ornaments and one of the oval from another piece (or pieces) of blue patterned paper.
– decorative brads (blue snowflakes) were poked through the top of the ornaments and before they were secured to the card, a piece of baker’s twine from Martha Stewart Crafts was used to wrap the ornament top, just under the brad. The ornaments were then secured with the brad and a bit of glue to the card.
We invite you to come back tomorrow for Wednesday’s card.
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