DAILY DOSE OF ART

As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

HomeKRAFTed Christmas Cards 3: The Wish Card

Welcome to Day 3 of HomeKRAFTed Christmas Cards! Today we will learn how to make a simple card with a special Christmas wish .

Materials:

  • kraft paper and envelope
  • bird template
  • big crafting needle
  • green craft thread
  • pencil
  • small paint brush
  • green paint
  • green permanent marker (I used Sharpie)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Make your own template of a dove or print one from the internet.  Trace template onto the very front frame of twice-folded kraft paper.
Step 1
 
2. To paint or to sew first? It’s upto you. In my example, I sewed the outline of the bird first then filled in the body with green paint. (But it’s all upto you and what you’re comfortable doing. If painting, make sure you allow paint to dry completely before you proceed with stitching)
Step 2
3. Paint your Christmas WISH….(mine is PEACE).
Step 3

4. Sew in more details using back stitch and chain stitch. I used chain stitch to make the leaves. 
(See pictures below).
Step 4 – Photo 1
Step 4 – Photo 2
Check out the finished ‘Bird of Peace’
(Front)
(Back)
Optional: Make a matching envelope by designing the inner side of the envelope. (See pictures below)
OPT – Image 1
Paint green leaves. Allow to dry completely.
OPT – Image 2
Add design details using a green Sharpie. Please remember to apply very light pressure on pen when writing so that it will not bleed through the flap.
And there you have it—Your very own HomeKRAFTed Christmas WISH Card!
HomeKRAFTed Christmas Cards  #3
“The Wish Card”
on daily-dose-of-art.com
“What is Christmas? 
It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.” 
― Agnes M. Pharo

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