Do you love sending out Christmas greeting cards to your family and friends but don`t have the time to create them or a lot of money to spend? Things get pretty hectic around holidays so it would be nice to have at least one chore scratched off the list. Well, I will be showing you a step by step process of how to DIY (do it yourself) Christmas greeting card.
COLLECTIONS USED FOR DIY CHRISTMAS GREETING CARD
Knowing that this will be my cover graphics for the blog post I used a Winter Complete Collection scene creator from Roman Jusdado to make a lovely Christmas backdrop for my DIY greeting card.
My first step is to use a texture from a Winter Gradients Collection. I used a soft blue and pink color palette to start with.
Next I will import a watercolor splash from my Winter Tale Collection. It doesn`t really matter which color you choose for this, because we will paint the splash white. Just focus on the shape that you like best and disregard the color.
Like I mentioned above, we will use the Layer Style Color Overlay to make the watercolor splash white.
Its time to play a bit with this newly added shape. I will make a few duplicates and rotate them until I am happy with how they look. The rotation isn`t the only thing you can do to make things more interesting, you can also move one of the shapes on the side and play with the transparency effects.
So now that I am happy with how my shapes turned out, I am adding an illustrated letter M from my Winter Tale Collection. Letter M will be the focus point, so I am placing it into the center.
Its time to add the text, I will just write the good old “Wish You a Merry Christmas” line. I am using an M letter as the drop cap of the “Merry” so I am just adding “erry Christmas”. Choosing the right font is important, here I am using a handwritten type that will give me a more personal touch. Also, I will leave the font color white because the text is big enough and I don`t want to take the focus from the letter M.
My DIY card is almost done! there is just one more thing I need to add. The last detail will be a round rosette shape from Dusty Chic Design Toolkit. I selected the pale pink rosette. I will play a bit with transparency effects until I am totally satisfied with the end result.
And it is done! I just made a DIY Christmas greeting card and I did it under 10 min.! If only I could cook the Christmas dinner in that time! Hope that this was helpful and as always, if you have any comments or questions leave them below!
Wish you a happy creating!
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