Card Making, Christmas, Copic markers, Crafts, Homemade, Lawn Fawn, Winter

5 Christmas Cards

I thought I would share some of the Christmas cards I made this season that didn’t turn out how I had hoped. I continue to learn and improve my skills but there are still many cards (maybe even most of my cards) that I think could be better.

How did I manage to burn the cookies even when they were made out of paper? I like the idea of this card but the colors just don’t go together very well.

Materials used:

  • Large Stitched Rectangles
  • Doodlebug Night Before Christmas paper
  • Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables
  • Circle Stackables
  • Let It Shine Snowflakes petite paper pack
  • Milk and Cookies
  • A Creature Was Stirring
  • Offset Sayings Christmas
  • Lobster ink
  • Mistletoe twine

I think this card might be too simple, like it needs more going on. Things are spread out kind of far with not a lot between them. And I had a hard time using that snowflake paper in the background; it was almost too overpowering.

Materials used:

  • Large Stitched Rectangles
  • Let It Shine Snowflakes petite paper pack
  • Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Doodlebug Night Before Christmas paper
  • Thanks A Latte
  • Everyday Sentiment Banners

I think this card would’ve been better if I had Gold Rush cardstock to use for the star, or something metallic. I used Number Two Pencil cardstock and it’s just not quite right. I think the dark yellow and the red background don’t really flow.

Materials used:

  • Large Stitched Square Stackables
  • Outside In Stitched Square Stackables
  • Snow Day Remix petite paper pack
  • Mistletoe twine
  • Stitched Star Frames
  • Outside In Stitched Star Stackables
  • Number Two Pencil cardstock
  • Acetate
  • Silver and gold flakes by Jewelry Shop brand crafts
  • Offset Sayings Christmas

I really struggled with the layers on this card. It’s hard for me to put together different colors and patterns and see what might look good together. Some people are really good at finding things that work together and using lots of matting, but I usually need to recreate things that I see. This card ended up kind of plain with the colors and I just wasn’t very happy with the layers or the coloring. It was disappointing because I went and got craft sprinkles specifically to use for this and I thought it would be so cool, but in the end of was just meh.

Materials used:

  • Large Stitched Rectangles
  • Let It Shine petite paper pack
  • Scalloped Rectangle Stackables
  • Circle Stackables
  • Chili Pepper cardstock
  • Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables
  • How You Bean? Christmas Cookie Add On
  • Scripty Bubble Sentiments
  • Baked With Love
  • Craft sprinkles
  • Offset Sayings Christmas

I thought this one would turn out better but I think the scene just doesn’t flow very well. Again I think things might be spaced out too far and that makes it look off. There also wasn’t a great spot for a sentiment so it feels unfinished.

Materials used:

  • Large Stitched Rectangles
  • Let It Shine Snowflakes petite paper pack
  • Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape
  • Joy To All
  • Happy Howlidays
  • Furry and Bright

I think part of the issue this year was trying to make too many cards in a short amount of time. The quality suffered in the middle, but as I got closer to being done and slowed down again it got better. So lesson learned for next year!

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