Pare back your Christmas wishes and embrace a natural aesthetic with this stylish paper cut and ink card. It may be the season of sparkle and excess, but we think that this rustic approach is a great alternative to traditional festive fare. Choose your favourite wrapping paper or create your own to give a bespoke edge, then use your calligraphy skills to further enhance the design.
- Card blank
- Kraft Paper
- Dip pen
- Scalpel or sharp scissors
Use your dip pen and ink to create a simple repeat pattern on a piece of Kraft paper paper, or use patterned Christmas paper if you prefer.
Turn the paper over and fold in half. Draw the template on the back using a pencil, with the fold on the left. Using a scalpel or scissors, carefully cut out your design.
Glue the motif onto a blank. Create depth and extra detail using the dip pen and ink.