Let’s get cozy with this Christmas candle card. Candles are a great way to make your home feel warmer, especially during Christmas time.
Candles can be part of a Christmas decoration piece, for example a Christmas candle ornament. It consists of pretty Christmas plants (such as holly, ivy and pine) and a candle. You can put it on a table and light the candle when you’re having dinner for example. How nice is that? 😀
However I love card making a lot, when it comes down to creating a card multiple times, I believe it should be practical yet of course still creative. You will be able to create this Christmas card in 10 minutes.
- Craft knife
- Self-healing cutting mat
- Red gel pen / red glitter glue (optional)
- Light green pencil
- Orange pencil
- Graphic ruler
- Double sided-adhesive tape
- Glue — Pritt stick glue
- Hole punch (or a similar tool)
- 3D foam pads
- Blank red greeting card
- Sheet of black paper
- Sheet of cream paper
- Sheet of green paper
- Sheet of red paper
- Sheet of white paper
- Sheet of yellow paper
In this video tutorial you’ll learn step by step how to create this Christmas candle card.
In this photo tutorial you’ll learn step by step how to create this Christmas candle card.
Step 1: Cut out a candle from cream paper with a craft knife and graphic ruler. The dimensions for the candle are 1,7 cm x 6,5 cm (0.67 x 2.56 inch). Adding round corners to the top side will make the candle look less static. You can use a scissors for this.
Step 2: Then cut out a candle wick from black paper. The top should be slightly narrower. You can cut it like a triangle.
Step 3: Take a sheet of yellow paper and cut out a flame shape. Then use an orange pencil to color the inner area of the flame.
Step 4: Glue the candle, wick and flame together. Now you’ve easily created a candle.
Step 5: Now it’s time to work on the holly leaves. First fold a small part of a sheet of white paper. Draw a half holly leaf shape. When you’re happy with the result, you can cut it out with a scissors.
Step 6: Then put the shape on a sheet of green paper. Trace the shape twice with a pencil and cut it out with a scissors or craft knife.
Step 7: Draw leaf veins with a light green colored pencil onto the two green leaves.
Step 8: Fold each leaf twice diagonally, to make it look more real.
Step 9: Attach the leaves to each other with glue. This will allow you to adjust the leaves a bit before the glue is completely dry.
Step 10: Then attach the candle and holly leaves to each other by using double-sided adhesive tape.
Step 11: Take a sheet of red paper and a hole punch (or a similar tool which has the same purpose). Make a few holes in the red paper. Open the hole punch and pick the three most pretty rounds. You might need to flatten them a bit with your fingers.
Step 12: Glue these rounds on top of the holly leaves, somewhere in the middle.
Step 13: Draw a small dot with a pen or fine liner on each berry to make it look more real.
Step 14: Eventually, you can add some glitter for that real Christmas feeling. I use a gel pen, but of course you can also use glitter glue.
Step 15: Add 3D foam pads on the backside of the Christmas papercraft
Step 16: Then take a red card and stick the Christmas papercraft to the card front. Your card is ready now!