Brush lettering Christmas cards doesn’t have to be scary. In fact creating cards with your own hand lettered designs is one of the quickest way to add a personal touch to your holiday greeting. Beginners can master brush marker lettering super fast with a Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Write marker, my preferred choice for those just starting out. Take a look at what you could make for someone special on your list.
See how the brush lettering takes centre stage? There are LOTS of other pretty elements to amp up this card, but it’s the large lettering, especially the “merry” that draws your eye. Am I right?
Brush lettering is made up of a series of repeating strokes and once you learn the strokes, you’re golden! I explain it fully in my Lowercase Brush online class with videos and lots of pdf’s to get you creating these trendy letters.
So why do I think Stampin’ Write markers are best for beginner brush letterers?
- a bit firmer tip than some other popular brush markers means you have more control over the thick and thin parts of the letters
- one narrow tip allows additional lettering, tidying up ends and shadowing
- perfect colour coordination with papers, inks and embellishments you already own
You can see here how I’ve combined the Garden Green brush lettering with the Real Red cursive writing as I was brush lettering Christmas cards. I do this quite often – just like in my Lemon Lime Twist thank you card. There’s a few reasons for that:
- playing around with larger and smaller letters immediately attracts attention to your lettering
- brush letters tend to be larger and I don’t want my greeting to take quite as much room on the card
- having a coordinating colour adds interest
- I might be in a hurry (LOL!) and it’s a bit quicker to write cursive
Are you ready to give these letters a try for yourself?
Let’s talk about the rest of the card too. My background for my lettering is a very soft watercolour scrap I had left over. If you look closely you’ll see a mix of Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green. That’s why I chose Garden Green for my large brush letters.
My embellishment comes from one of my favourite punches, Holly Berry Builder. The holly leaves are adhered with a glue dot to a looped piece of the mini silver sequins. Aren’t they pretty? Then I have a bright red berry and three rhinestones for some additional glitz. The entire matted piece is adhered with dimensionals to the embossed Holly background.
To make your own hand lettered greetings like this, here are the supplies I used.
You Can Make It Too
When you start to letter, you’ll have so much fun! Names, greeting cards, doodling and envelopes are just a few ways you can play with this art form! When you’re ready to start, I’d be honoured to have you take a class with me. Make your own brush lettering Christmas cards and surprise your family and friends with your new skill!