I wanted to send my grandma a card just to let her know that I am thinking about her so I decided to try my hand at making one. There was some coloured paper that has been sitting in my craft supplies for quite some time so I thought what better time to use it than now.
I started by gathering everything I thought I would need to make an awesome card.
- Craft paper
- Tissue paper
I folded four layers of coloured paper and bound them together with pink yarn. Using another card that I had laying around I traced the exact size so that it would fit in an envelope.
Liking simplistic designs I decided to use simple shapes. I cut out squares and circles from the same coloured paper as the card. I then pasted these to the front of the card.
Once the flowers were pasted I added a hint of metallic paper for interest.
On the inside I added tissue paper hearts and a hand written note. It definitely doesn't look like a store bought card and could of benefited from different materials but I know it will be appreciated.
- Use thicker card stock. It stands up to glue and it feels better in the hand. My paper was quite thin so the glue caused it to wrinkle.
- Only use a glue stick. White glue is wet which can make the paper soggy and wrinkle easily.
- Combine different materials for an interesting and fun card.
Word of the Day: Archival paper
Paper which has long standing qualities. It is acid free, lignin free and usually has good colour retention.