Hey! I’m Mollie and I am the Graphic Designer here at John Greed Jewellery! I LOVE being creative and letting my imagination run wild on new ideas 🤩 The tradition of making & sending Christmas cards dates back to as long as I can remember! Creating your own personalised Christmas card is a fun & exciting and can be enjoyed by the whole family!
In this blog post, I am going to take you through the steps of how I made this Christmas card below! Feel free to use this Christmas card as inspiration, an example or even a template to help you get started with your very own personalised Christmas card!
The materials I used to make the Christmas card: Cutting mat, scalpel, card, pen, green felt tips
Making time: 1-2 hours
Step 1: The first thing I needed to do when creating my very own Christmas card was to create my design on the computer. This can be used with simple platforms such as Paint or more advanced like Adobe Photoshop. Once this was done, I then printed off the attached design ready for the next step.
Step 2: After this, I then placed my design onto a cutting board and used a scalpel to remove the black ink and create a cut out of the Christmas card design.
Step 3: Using a green felt tip, I then blotted through the gaps of the design I just cut out to create a carbon copy of the design on the other piece of paper but in green felt tip. See image below…
Step 4: Using a different coloured pen, I then blotted through the gaps of the word “Christmas”. Once I finished this, I removed the cut out paper and it revealed by final piece for the Christmas card.
Step 5: When you have your wreath and the word “Christmas” you can then write (in biro/fine liner) Merry above it and also the name of the recipient. If you can’t write it, you can always include MERRY and the name in your online version of the design in the first stage.
I would love to see how your Christmas cards turned out! Post in the comments below and tell me the hints and tricks you used to create your Christmas masterpiece 💕😀