I was part of Riikka’s Creative Christmas Calendar on December 9th and here is the card and inspiration I showed.
I love creating my own Christmas Cards. I used to send out only self-created Christmas Cards, but over the years I was just lacking on time, so I usually have a stack printed and send out a couple of self created one to close family members. When the time comes to create the cards, I often stumble over the design. I am not a card maker person and sometimes I need a little extra push that let’s me create something that is not the usual Christmas or Holiday Card. That is the time where I look around in my home to see if I can draw inspiration from there for a christmas card.
I have this pillow on the sofa and I thought that this would be a great inspiration for a christmas card. The colors are unusual, but yet the embroidered circles reminded me of christmas ornaments and there it was, the idea for a card. And on top…I used the embroidery floss that I got from my great-aunt and therefore this card will be her christmas card ;)
Take a look around in your home and see what could inspire you for a christmas card design. Wether it be the fabric of a pillow, place mat or tablecloth or some painting or decoration item on your wall…inspiration can be drawn on so many levels for your cards: colors, patterns and texture. Just open your eyes for the wonders in your home!
Do you have something in your home that inspires you to create a Christmas Card?