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DIY Christmas cards

DIY Christmas cards
30 minEasy

Homemade cards for Christmas are always a hit.
The Christmas season makes you want to sit down and do handicrafts. We‘ll show you three different designs and how you can easily copy them.

Step-by-step tutorial

Print the templates for the lettering.

Lettering template

First, shade the back of the printed template with a soft pencil (2B). Draw with the pencil as flat as possible over the paper.

Now place the template on the card with the shaded side facing down. Draw the motif with a sharp pencil. This is how the lettering is transferred to the card. You can fix the motif in place with paper clips or sticky tape.

Motif „ho ho ho“


This card is designed with the triplus color fibre-tip pens. First, paint a red stripe with the triplus color in each „H“.

Then colour in all the letters completely with a triplus color in black.

Be careful not to paint over the red line in the „H“.

Further design possibilities „Merry & Bright“

If you want to make a card with a beautiful watercolour effect, the Tinted watercolour pens are just the thing. Write all letters in different colours. You can also write the letters in two or three colours.
Afterwards you can carefully paint all letters with a water tank brush. Now the colours awake in a rich and living intensity and give your card fancy look.

„It’s the most wonderful time of the year“

Both the triplus fineliners and the triplus color fibre-tip pens were used in this design. With the thin fineliners you can paint filigree details and draw fine letters.
Thanks to the thicker tip, the triplus color fibre-tip pens allow you to colour in individual words really beautifully and make them stand out.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
STAEDTLER® 949 Water brush - Blistercard containing 1 brush: round fine 949 BK-1-C 1

Additionally required:

Cards made from craft paper, Template

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