How many of you have had a minor panic attack when you found yourself in a last-minute situation requiring a card? Be it someone’s birthday, anniversary or a simple ‘thank you’… Instead of getting a ready-made one from the shop, why not make it? That way you will always have a stash of any-occasion, unique cards that you can personalise by adding that one special sentiment or the recipient’s name. Our Crew members, Angelique Jarrier, Tonya Trantham and Beth Bryd, show you how to make an amazing set of greeting cards that you can have ‘just in case’.
Once you have the goodies out make a set and put them away for all those surprise events.
‘Hello! I would like to share with you a very fun and easy project: making quick but beautiful greeting cards. It might be a good idea for you to make 2 cards at a time (just like I did) and use your glimmer mists to achieve interesting colour combinations.’ – says Angelique.
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Leather
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Wheat
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Brass
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Turquoise Blue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Graphite
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Nougat
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Crushed Shells
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Gold
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Atlantic
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Icicle Blue
Canvas Corp Tags & Ties Skinny – White
Canvas Corp Tags & Ties Round – White (10)
White A4 card
Here is a video showing you all the steps in detail:
Angelique has also a couple of tips for you:
– Through a stencil, apply modelling paste to your card. Here, I created two different designs side by side to make two different cards.
– Group complimenting colours in sets of 4 to create impression of depth and shade.
– Ink the edges of our cards to give some contrast.
– To finish, decorate with tags, labels, and embellishments of choice.
Tonya Trantham is showing us a bit more ‘mature’ wine-themed cards using Canvas Corp Vino & Ale Collection. See how cool and sophisticated her cards are!
Tonya says – ‘I created a set of cards using the Vino and Ale Collection from Canvas Corp. I wanted to create cards that were more “mature” for some of my older friends and this collection is perfect for that.’
Canvas Corp Vino & Ale – Black and Kraft Wine Glasses Rev
Canvas Corp Vino & Ale – Vino and Cheese on Kraft Cardstock
Canvas Corp Kraft Cardstock
Canvas Corp Ivory Cardstock
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Walnut Gold
7 Gypsies Moments paper Take Our Breath Away
Robin’s Nest Dew Drops
Tonya also has some tips for you:
– Fussy cut the elements you want to use as embellishment; I used the wine bottle and glass from the Vino and Cheese on Kraft Cardstock.
– You can die-cut various floral elements from any of the papers; ink and shape them before adding to the card.
– Use Tattered Angels mists to add depth and shading.
One more clever little card to get your mind going….we think birthday, anniversary, but there are other fun days to make a card – encouragement day, friendship day, sister day, oh make one for everyday.
Making your own cards is really pretty simple and it is oh so personal. We hope you enjoyed those three easy ways to create unique, one-off cards that you can use for any occasion.
Have fun crafting!!!