5 Tips For Making Cards
Gail Lindner makes gorgeous cards; we asked her to share some tips with IntoCraft.
I love to get the maximum value out of my supplies! Several years ago I made a vow to NOT purchase any more greeting cards, but rather use my existing supplies to create handmade cards. Here are my favourite tips for making simple cards using leftover items from your scrapbooking stash:
- Use die cuts and stickers that you mightn’t use on a layout. Layer and combine these for a focal point on a card.
- Patterned paper scraps are perfect for card backgrounds! You can even piece together a background from smaller scraps or leftover strips of patterned paper.
- Mount stickers on cardstock and trim out so you can move them around to find the perfect placement. You can also then raise them on pop dots or mounting tape for extra dimension!
- Add detail and texture by machine stitching around the edge or adding splatters of mist or paint to your background.
- For your card sentiment, combine die cut words or stickers with typed words. I love my vintage typewriter for this quick way of adding a sentiment!
I hope you find these tips helpful and can carve out some creative time soon to make some simple cards using your leftover scrapbooking supplies!
By Gail Lindner
Supplies Used: Amy Tangerine/Oh Happy Life by American Crafts