Are you making handmade cards for any dog lovers this Christmas? If so, this Westie dog Christmas card is the perfect design!
The free pyramge printable shows a cute little West Highland terrier puppy sat in front of the Christmas tree with his new toys that Santa has brought him.
Pyramage is a simple card making technique that produces stunning results.
Cute Westie Dog Christmas Card Instructions
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You will need…
- Free Westie craft printable (available in my free resource library — get the password at the bottom of this post)
- Glossy paper to print on
- Paper trimmer or craft knife & cutting matt
- A5 scallop edge card blank
- Double-sided tape
- 3D foam pads
- Red flat-backed gemstones
- Poinsettia embellishment (mine is from Hobbycraft)
- Craft glue such as Mod Podge glue
Make a handmade Christmas card for westie lovers
Step 1: Print the craft sheet
Print the Christmas westie craft sheet onto photo paper or card.
I use Crafty Bob Glossy Paper which is a special type of paper designed for greetings cards and crafts.
I like to use this paper because the printer ink dries instantly and is smudge-proof straight after printing, so you can use the printed sheet straight away.
If you aren’t a fan of the glossy shiny look to your printouts then the paper is available in matte too.
Step 2: Cut out the elements
Cut out all the parts of the sheet.
I used a craft knife and cutting mat to cut out the rectangular card front so that all my edges were nice and straight. You could also use a paper trimmer.
Step 3: Stick the card front to your card blank
Use double-sided tape to attached the rectangular card front onto your A5 card blank.
The card front has been designed to be slightly smaller than A5 so that you have a bit of the card blank showing around the edge.
Step 4: Build the pyramage layers
Add 3D foam pads to the backs of all the oval cutouts.
Stick them onto the card front in size order, with the largest first.
This creates a “pyramid” effect to make the card appear 3D.
Step 5: Decorate your card
Let your Christmas cheer ring out and decorate the card however you want to!
I added a red glitter poinsettia topper to the top right and then went *slightly* overboard with gemstones…
My finished card has about 60 gemstones on it, all stuck on with a little bit of Mod Podge glue (my favourite craft glue!).