As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I have been making my own Christmas cards for the past couple of years. This is the card that we sent out in 2011:
I used one of Martha Stewart’s paper punches on craft paper cardstock to make the base. The tree, the stem, and the star are all separate. I used a copper embossing powder on thin strips of paper to make the stem of the tree.
I used a tree-shaped stamp to make the tree. I used red pigment ink and then sprinkled red glittered embossing paper over it onto white cardstock. I believe the stamp was from a set of Christmas/Holiday stamps from Martha Stewart. I then just cut out the tree using scissors. The gold star is a sticker from a pack of stars that teachers use.
After gluing it together, I stamped it with a Merry Christmas stamp using red pigment ink and clear embossing powder. Some embossing powder also got on the gold star, but I liked the way it look so I didn’t worry too much. So far these have been the least time consuming cards that I’ve made since the stamp did all of the hard work. I sent them out in a red envelope because I think that colored envelopes are just so much prettier than plain white ones. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any of the envelopes that I used, but I think that I bought them at Staples.