In the process of making these cards I thought 'hey, I could make this into an instructable'. I didn't have my camera laying around so I had to use my iPhone. So please bare with the quality of these pictures.
Things you'll need:
- sheets of paper (preferably around 250 gr/m²)
- Spray paint (or ink and roller)
- (exacto) knife
- sheet of plastic
- a ruler
- designing software and printer or a pencil and drawing paper.
Step 1: Making the Cards
for easy folding make a crease using a ruler and a blunt object (In this case I used a screwdriver, but you can also use the blunt part of a knife.)
Fold your cards.
Step 2: Creating the Stencil
Use some tape to attach your design to a piece of sheet plastic and cut out the stencil using a (exacto) knife.
Step 3: The Fun Part
Make sure your piece of plastic is large enough to cover the entire card (initially mine wasn't large enough so I had to attach another strip of plastic). Using the stencil apply a thin coat of paint to your card. Remove the stencil and leave the card to dry.
Step 4: Repeat Step 3
To prevent excess paint from dripping onto your cards make sure you clean your stencil occasionally.
Now all you have to do is add some holiday wishes and your christmas cards are ready to be sent!