Yes, you can create cute Christmas cards without Christmas paper. This Christmas card was created using kraft cardstock and Silhouette Sketch pens.
Inspired by Pinterest
This Christmas card was inspired by a Pinterest Pin, and these Echo Park Houses in the Silhouette Store. I think they’re perfect for a card like this. I like that the Christmas look is achieved without having to go out and buy decorative paper.
One of the challenges I had with this card was a bit of trial and error. The little Santa and sleigh is from the Silhouette store and I cut it out on my Cameo. Unfortunately there was too much detail for such a small cut, so I offset it and eliminated some of the details for this card. That made it much easier to work with. I was able to get it cut out and adhered without a problem.
For the houses, I first ungrouped the images so that I could offset each one, draw and cut them out separately. I think they are adorable in the kraft cardstock and stand out against the torn, white background.
Next I created a the little Christmas Tree in Silhouette Studio by welding shapes. It gives a little more dimension by adding to the foreground of the little scene.
Other highlights of this card include:
- The snow was acheived with torn paper and highlighted with Diamond Stickles. This is my favorite product for adding a little shine to a card project.
- The stamp is from Stamps of Life and I think it is a great match for this card.
- A few enamel dots and Diamond Stickles add the the Christmas look.
How have you used sketch pens in your Christmas Card crafting? I would love to hear from you.
text 2017, photos and information by Say It With Simplicity