This a free card making tutorial for the Quick Ornament Christmas Card. This card making tutorial also includes insight into the design process. (The material list is at the bottom of this post.) If you are short on time, you’ll love how easy it is to mass produce this card.
Design Process Insight
The design process started with the decorative paper.
There are two reasons why I selected this decorative paper. The colors that make up the stripes is the first reason. The color palette has some colors that are close to each other and a bold contrasting color. The stripes going in a diagonal is the second reason. The diagonal gives the design movement.
Red is the dominant color in the paper. I chose a ink that mimics that color. This how I created a connection between the stamped image and the paper.
The card is made of a card base plus four layers of squares. The card base is a 4 1/2″ square. Each sequential square layered on is 1/2″ smaller than the previous layer. This means that the decorative paper is a 4″ square, the blue is a 3 1/2″ square, the red paper is a 3″ square and the white paper is a 2 1/2″ square.
Making the Card
Ink up the ornament stamp. Stamp it one the white square. Assemble the card using the photo for reference. If you have enough time to let the glitter glue to dry. Then embellish the image to add some sparkle. (Environmental conditions and the how much you use will impact the drying time.)
DeNami Whimsical Ornament Trio
Cardstock: White, plus two colors that coordinate with the decorative paper
Clearsnap Dye Ink
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Stickles™ Glitter Glue (Optional–only if you have time to let it dry)