Easiest Cards Ever! Christmas, Thanksgiving, Any Occasion!

These cards are so simple and inexpensive to make, as all you truly need are photocopies of your image and then whatever embellishments you choose to accent your card. The only accents I used were by using a Wink of Stella type product for sparkle and Sharpies to outline my images.

I used a Google search “free printable Thanksgiving or Christmas vintage postcard” and chose three from the choices I found. Then I printed on cardstock, three images of each postcard.

The links to the images I used are:

Merry Christmas postcard link: https://www.pictureboxblue.com/pbb-cont/pbb-up/2019/11/Merry_Christmas_typography-1.jpg

Santa Clause postcard link: https://www.inspirational-quotes-short-funny-stuff.com/image-files/printable-christmas-cards-vintage-ellen-clapsaddle-child-santa-claus-letter.jpg

Thanksgiving postcard link: I don’t know why I can’t find the original link, but here’s a good image to use for this technique. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_OlpdHd4L__0/TNN2wOHZDiI/AAAAAAAAJMw/HbC2MgQk3R4/s1600/vintage+thanksgiving+postcard+1927.JPG When you print these images, you’ll want to make sure the image size is 4 x 6″ so it prints all three the same size as a postcard.

Use a 5 x 7″ card base and add a layer of color coordinated cardstock that is 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ over the base, then cut out one of the images you printed, cut the full image, and add that to the card base with a layer of foam tape under it, to add dimension. I used a Sharpie in matching ink to outline this layer. Then choose whatever portions of the image that you want to make three-dimensional, and cut those pieces out…You may want to cut that image twice, as it will really enhance the 3-d look if you add one on top of the other. I used Colall decoupage glue link: https://www.craftstash.us/collall-3d-decoupage-silicone-glue-kit-80ml.html.. I said I bought it from HSN but was wrong, as I bought it from craftstash.us.com, sorry. If you don’t want to buy this glue, you can use either hot glue to add dimension or, use a clear silicone sealant for use with sinks and tubs…link: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Loctite-Clear-Silicone-2-7-fl-oz-Waterproof-Sealant-908570/303769575.

Make sure when you glue these pieces in place, that you lay the bottom of the image close to the card base and make the top stick up more, as it will help make it look more 3-d. I also recommend you ensure laying each layer so it is completely lined up with the image under it. I used Smooch Pearlized Inks in this video, that I’ve had in my stash for a long time, and found it’s since been discontinued, sorry.

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