Wednesday, November 18, 2009
How to make an easy handmade card
Ever wanted to make your own handmade card, but just don't know where to begin. You look a large piece of paper and wonder "what now?" The easiest way to start is to just start. :) I like to use scrap paper, but you can cut down a full sheet and save the rest for later (or better yet, make a couple of extra's to have on hand).
For a very simple card, I simple tear along one edge or use decorative scissors and trim along the edge. I then adhere that to a folded card. Stamp, print or write a sentiment along the bottom and voila you have a card.
Once you have that down, you can add additional background paper, an embellishment or pop up your design with foam tape. Adding ink along the edges or even outlining with a pen adds dimension. Once you have that down, start experimenting with other designs or multiple prints of papers.
I've created the two cards shown in less than 10 minutes and used only scrap materials. Creating more than one card at a time is just as easy as creating one. Once you have the papers pulled and the design in mind, the hard part is over! Give it a try and let me know how you do!