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Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday Greeting Card

Tutorial by Albina (GoodWeather)

This step by step tutorial will demonstrate how to make a personalized zig-zag greeting card.

Christmas greeting card tutorial
You will need hard white paper, stamps with inscriptions and ink for them, colored paper, glue and scissors (or trimmer).

Cut a 20 x15 cm rectangle (long square) out of hard paper and fold it by half. You now have a blank 10 x 15 cm card. If you wish, you can change the card’s dimensions according to your preference.

Now create a background pattern and add the greeting phrase on the front of the card with stamps and ink. In this case snowflakes and “Merry Christmas” stamps were used. The paper should be stamped in such a way that one picture does not push into another.

Christmas greeting card tutorial
The card is almost ready. If you do not have much time, this could be your finished project:)

Christmas greeting card tutorial
If your are not in a hurry, there are more things to be done with the card.
Cut strips of paper 5-6 mm wide out of colored paper sheets. I also put stamp pattern on some paper. Moreover, I cut the gold colored paper in even thinner strips:). The strips are 15 cm long.

Christmas greeting card tutorial
Put a layer of glue on a 5 х 15 cm thin white paper sheet and stick strips of colored paper on it following a pattern. If you prefer things to look chaotic and unpredictable, you could stick them with no pattern in mind at all.

Christmas greeting card tutorial
Take another sheet of thin paper 5 cm wide. Keep in mind that all dimensions mentioned are optional. Glue the striped sheet of paper to it under the angle of 45*.

Christmas greeting card tutorial

Turn over the sheet and cut the striped parts that are sticking out on both sides.

Christmas greeting card tutorialGlue the segments that had been cut to create zig-zag effect.

Christmas greeting card tutorial
Cut any sticking out pieces to get a rectangle.

Christmas greeting card tutorial
Glue the zig-zaged rectangle to a background sheet and then to the stamped greeting card.
It is also possible to glue thin ribbons or thread in addition to the stripes of paper.

Christmas greeting card tutorialYour new card is ready!

Christmas greeting card tutorial

Translated by Anastasia (Lightkeeping)


TonyaUtkina said...

Such a great idea! Right in time! Albina, Thank you for sharing!

IrinaN said...

Great idea, Albina. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

GalaFilc said...

Good Chistmas idea!

YanArt said...

Very interesting and very beautiful! Excellent article! Thank you, Albina and Anastasia!

Natalka Pavlysh said...

nice postcard! thank you!

Ickady Bag said...

Thanks for the DIY tutorial. Very useful for this season. :)

rizalaYa said...

Thank you for the great tutorial.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful DIY idea!

Barbara DeLisle said...

Thanks, this is so good of you to share

Patty said...

Very pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing!

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