Those who make their own cards are always searching for Christmas card making ideas.
Well, here is one I made, step by step. I hope it gives you ideas on how to make your own Christmas cards. (Just remember Kitty Jingle is my own copyright, so he is not to be used commercially.)
I hope to post more Christmas card making ideas on the site, so do come back later.
Ok, so we start with a beautiful red cardboard. This is the size of an office paper - I want to make the card a bit bigger because I can then scan the card and send it to many people. And the bigger the orginal, the better the smaller scan looks.
I then draw my Kitty Jingle on white cardboard and do some coloring. There are no eyes yet as I will be using those fun three-dimensional eyes. (You can see them on the upper right hand corner of the photo).
And of course the next step is to cut the Kitty from the cardboard card. I have to admit these scissors were a bit big for the job. Didn't think of using the scalpel until after the card was finished...
Then I took a pair of special scissors that cut a wavy line, and took a green cardboard of the same size as the red one. I then cut it a bit smaller than the red one, and then cut an even smaller piece off the center. This way I got a green "frame".
Then, using the big scissors again I cut a stylized Christmas tree branch from the green cardboard. (Oh, to have remembered the scalpel at this point...)
I had a big roll of red lace with pretty sparkling hearts. I cut two strips of this and glued them on the card - the ends are glued at the back of the card, so there are no glue spots visible. (This particular lace had some metal wire at the edges, which made it easier to handle).
I then used those tiny sticker pads to fasten the green frame on the card - on the places where the frame was positioned over the lace I used some liquid glue too, as the adhesive in these small pads was not strong enough to keep the frame in place.
And here the frame is in place.
I then place the Christmas tree branch under the frame and use the sticky pads to glue it into place. I like the shadow the branch makes as the pads keep it slightly off the red surface.
I then glue a string of silver pearls to the branch and glue the ends under the green frame.
Then I use some ribbon which I glue on the inside edge of the green frame - the ends are again glued at the back of the card. I used a different ribbon on the left hand side for the very simple reason I ran out of the other one after I had put it on three sides...
Then I made small bows of each ribbon and glued them to place. Lots of glue, that took... But it dried nicely.
Then I used the foam pads to put the Kitty and the baubles in place. And put plenty of small golden star stickers to the sky.
I then added Kitty Jingle's whiskers, using golden string.
And here is the finished card. This took be about an hour and a half to do.
If you like the design but have no time to make your own, I have put this design on products at Cat-Breeds-Info's Zazzle store and Cat Breeds Info Cafepress Shop.
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