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What better way to celebrate the festive season with your family and friends than sending them a totally unique Christmas card that you have made yourself.
A card that tells a story, holds a memory or paints a picture in the mind of the recipient.
Almost everyone loves the beach and to create handmade beach themed Christmas cards to give to someone has to better than picking up a packet of commercially made cards with an impersonal message written inside.
These 2 ideas presented below will show you just how easy it is to create a beautiful Christmas card.
Build on the ideas here to add your own personal touch. You could even decorate the inside of the card or print out your own personal message, adding another layer to the creation.
The sea glass used on both these cards here were collected on Frankston beach, here in Victoria, Australia
In this tutorial you are going to create your own beach themed Christmas card. For this first step you will need a computer and your favorite photo editing program.
These examples below have been created using a simple and very easy to use photo editor. PicMonkey is an online photo editing and design service that can be accessed from a web browser, or through a mobile app. The editor has plenty of easy to follow tutorial videos, making editing an enjoyable process.
Using a piece of scrap adhesive paper, pull the backing paper away a little. Place photo, FACE SIDE UP, onto the adhesive side.
Then using the attached scrap piece pull back slowly to expose the adhesive on the photo.
Fold the backing paper over. Adhere the photo to the card, being careful to place it central, slowly peel the backing paper back until the photo has been fully placed. Press down gently and make sure all sides are well stuck.
You might like to add some extra trimming to the card. You could use ribbon, jute rope trim, stamps or pen markers. Gilding wax gives a great finish to the edges of the card. Totally up to you as to what you do from here. If you have used a photo that carries a great memory or maybe the sea glass has a special meaning, why not write a little story and print it out to go inside the card.
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