How to Make 3 Beautiful Native Floral Christmas Cards + Video!

Do you like elegant, cutsie or funny designs for your Christmas cards? Today I have a video By Request to create some ‘non-tacky’ Australian themed cards….. wish me luck!

I decided to make a 3 cards today so that you can have lots of inspiration, and if you have your Christmas cards made already then these could easily be changed up for other occasions. I also decided to colour using my Pencils, it feels like it’s been a while!

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I started with the Uniquely Creative Gum Leaves Branch,

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I dusted off my Prismacolor Pencils and I know that they take me ‘longer’ to colour with but I seriously do love the results,it’s great to be able to ‘mix’ the colours on the image.

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I added a beautiful MFT Hand-Lettered Holiday Greetings sentiment and embossed this in gold (because we all know that ‘gold’ is posh).

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My second card mimic’s the Christmas Bush which is native to Australia and I used the Pen Sketched Flowers from Altenew to ‘get the look’.

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Love this sweet font from the Modern Poinsettia Stamp Set.

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And finally I thought these Proteas would look beautiful coloured with Woodless Watercolor Pencils (which are from South Africa but they do come from the same family as the Australian native Grevillia’s and Banksias, a bit of a stretch but a beautiful native flower all the same).

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I used the MFT Joyful Wreath with Reverse Confetti’s Joyful Holiday Wishes to create this layered sentiment.

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You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

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Do you think I did it? Non-tacky Christmas Cards? Let me know lol.

I hope you are inspired to try some non-traditional floral designs for your Christmas Cards, or even just get those pencils out and try a bit of colouring…. if you do, I’d love to you to share and tag me! Hope you are having fun creating,

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Prismacolor Pencils – Espresso / Light Umber / Sepia / Pale Sage / Jade Green / Kelly Green / Moss Green / olive Green / Carmine Red / Crimson Lake.
Watercolor Pencils – Coral Bliss / Ruby Red / Heart Beat / Cromson / Yellow Ochre / Limeade / Shadow Creek / Paper Bag / Oolong Tea.

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42 thoughts on “How to Make 3 Beautiful Native Floral Christmas Cards + Video!

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Therese. Simply stunning! πŸ’œ So elegant. I was so proud of my purple snowflakes cards and then I saw yours. haha haha haha Feliz Navidad from San Antonio, Texas. That’s Merry Christmas in Spanish. πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

  2. My sweet friend, you couldn’t do ‘tacky’ if someone paid you to!! LOL I’m loving all the native florals you’ve used today – and your Prisma-talent is still intact, too!
    I’m singing my Kookaburra song again! xx
    =]

  3. Hi Therese I struggle to imagine you ever doing tacky, all your cards are amazing. These three so beautiful. Love every inch of them. I sat down the other day and used up a pile of scrap fun foam like you do, fabulous way to use up wastage, thanks for the idea xx hugs Aileen

  4. Absolutely lovely cards!!! I am really enjoying your Christmas card series and learning a lot. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Your coloring is gorgeous.

  5. More beautiful cards, and so lovely to see an Australian theme for Christmas. I could do tacky Therese – you never do! These cards are so elegant – thank you for the inspiration!

  6. Oh Theresa
    How could you ever create a tacky card. The three were all very elegant and definitely very Australian. Love the Posh Gold!
    Can’t wait to watch the video.
    Cheers
    Lisa

  7. Gorgeous cards! Watching you color is such a joy! Thank you for all the tips, i learn so much from your lovely videos!

  8. You certainly did it!! Smashed it as they say. You’ve even inspired me to think about using coloured pencils more often (I’m lazy and tend to use layered stamps to add colour quickly).

    1. I just felt these images ‘needed’ pencil colouring today but I totally hear you on the easy of stamp layering and even Copics are much faster for me lol!

  9. These were beautiful cards, as all of your cards are. I love your videos, I always get so many ideas from them, you are so talented, thank you for sharing!!

  10. These are very beautifully colored. I love the unusual subjects. Some of these plants I have never seen. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  11. I am not sure if you are restricted to the companies you are affiliated with but Paper Rose Studio has some nice native stamps and dies. I have never thought to make a Christmas card with a floral stamp… I don’t think that Father Christmas in a pair of board shorts is particularly tacky or at least I have seen some shockers not exclusive to a “Santa’ image. Maybe a better challenge would be a totally ‘tacky’ card, I think it might be fun.

    1. Yes, I have some Paper Rose stamps and met the lovely owner at the Papercraft show in Brisbane (a few years ago), and I agree they have some lovely Australian style / native flowers stamps and dies. Next challenge some fun ‘tacky’ Christmas cards… it may be next year though as I have run out of time this year, would you please remind me as my brain seems to have holes in it lol.

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