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Christmas Crafts: How to Make an Easy Greetings Card with Markers

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Do you hear that?

Is it the distant sounds of carolling, jingling bells, or perhaps the annual Christmas Coca Cola ad*

*Other drinks companies and Christmas ads are available… 😊

Okay, subtlety going out the sleigh – the Christmas season is here!

So, my next question for you is… have you made your Christmas cards yet?

Now before you start panicking and run to the nearest store in a frantic dash for greeting cards, I’ve got the perfect card which will WOW all your friends and family!

Here to teach you how you can create a simple but stunning card which would fill even Scrooge with festive joy is today's fab featured contributor – Tracy McLennon. 😊

Meet today’s featured contributor

Portrait photograph of Tracy

Hey, my name is Tracy McLennon and I live my crafty life in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada.

I’m married to my uber-talented band teacher husband and have 2 beautiful stepdaughters. One is in university and the other is in high school. Our crazy rescue pooch, Kya rounds out our little family.

I’m a professional crafter and part-time classical musician. I’ve been scrapbooking for about 18 years now and have loved every evolving moment. My other passions include music, photography, drawing, and geocaching.

Tracy’s Blog | Instagram | Twitter 

What you will need to create the merriest of Christmas cards:

 

Before you start raiding you craft rooms for today’s tick list, let’s quickly cover how Tracy’s Chameleon Markers work. 😊

 

So, you now know how your Chameleon Markers work, let’s move onto the fun part – the tutorial! 

Step-by-step image of coloring a winter house using Chameleon Pens

Step 1:

Stamp the cottage onto white cardstock using jet black archival ink.
Then, fuse your GR1 pen for 5 seconds before coloring each of the trees. 

Step 2:

Next up is the windows and the snow around the house. Add some color by infusing the BL3 pen for 4 seconds before coloring. 

Step 3:

Brighten up our winter scene by adding a splash of YO2 and YO3. Color the left half of the chimney and door with the YO3 and use the YO2 for the other half. 

Step 4:

To complete our Winter Holiday Home, we’re going to be using PK3.

Fuse the pen for 4 seconds and color each panel from the bottom up. Then, use the pure color to add a darker strip along the top of each panel. 

 Christmas card of a winter home colored in with Chameleon Pens

Step 5:

Grab your scissors because we’re now fussy cutting the cottage.
While you’ve got your scissors to hand, cut out the front section of snow from the glitter paper as well as a circle from the mauve cardstock using a circle die cut.

 Christmas card of a winter home colored in with Chameleon Pens. Background created using glitter paper.

Step 6:

Again, using the circle dies, cut out the other cardstock layers and adhere together.

TIP: Use the 3D foam squares to add dimension.

 

Christmas card of a winter home colored in with Chameleon Pens. Background created using glitter paper.

Step 7:

Assemble the card by attaching the circle layers to the yellow doily before adhering to the mauve and white cardstock bases.

NOTE: the mauve card is 4 x 5.25 and the white cardstock base is 4.25 x 5.5.

To add some glam to the card, add photo corners to the edges of the card, add Stickles glitter glue to the trees and window.

While you wait for the glue to dry, add the sentiment and the pearls. 

Christmas card of a winter home colored in with Chameleon Pens. Background created using glitter paper. Text reads "Merry Christmas"

Et voilà, you’re all done! 😊