Step 1: Finding The Right Image
This 'how to' is a guide to making your own simple and unique Christmas cards.
The first step in creating a card is to come up with an idea. I don't draw my own images, so with an idea in my head I got on the internet and searched up an appropriate image. If you can't find the right image on the internet, you can draw your own picture.
Step 2: Deciding On The Layout
If you don't use glue, nothing is permanent so you can move the loose pieces of paper around. If you change your mind about an element of the card, you can change it over for something else.
Step 3: Creating The Card
I chose the silhouette of a reindeer because it is 'Christmassy' but also retains some elegance and perhaps 'cute-ness'. The first thing I did after deciding the layout was to cut around the silhouette and secure it onto a strip of brown gumming tape, using glue. I then cut around the gumming tape leaving a small border and stuck it down onto the folded paper. (You can use anything for the base of the card; paper & thin cardboard are both suitable materials)
I then glued down the writing using a regular glue stick.
Step 4: Making Changes
It was not important for me to glue everything down properly, as I photocopied the final card a number of times using loose papers to personalise each card.
Step 5: Being Creative
You can make all kinds of cards using different materials and designs.