These make wonderful gifts for that someone you can’t think of what to get. We could all use them.
There are really no instructions for this. It’s just cut, and paint or paste and write something personal. I will give you some short cuts and tips I have learned for making several of them.
- card stock paper
- construction paper
- colored markers & permanent marker (fine tip)
- scissors/exacto knife
- assorted glitter glues
I will start at the bottom left and go clockwise describing each card.
I totally copied this card. I saw it once in a teacher’s room. I have posted a picture of her card in one of my blog posts. But, I did change mine a bit. Let me go through the steps of cutting and detailing the card.
First I measured a standard size envelope and doubled it to make the card template. I make it slightly smaller than the envelope so it will fit inside.
To get this onto several cards I do another cheat I couldn’t take a picture of because of lighting. I tape my sketch to the door and put my card on top of it and trace. I did it in pencil first…
My trick to painting is easy. I tried water colors, but didn’t really like the color I was getting so I tried markers instead. They work great.
That is how I painted all these cards. Here they are up-close.
I painted the card with blue stripes for a sky. Next, I cut out dragonflies from card stock. The wings from one color and the body from another. I glued them down leaving the wings free. For details I added glitter glue on the wings and for antennae.
This next one is super easy.
All the insides were left blank.
To make them lay flat I went over the fold with something blunt. I used the end of a fingernail clipper. It’s what I found to use in my drawer. They do make “special” tools for this, but why waste the money?
Painting will make the card “buck-up” some so don’t add too much paint. Remember to let everything dry completely before inserting into an envelope.
I made our Christmas cards last year. Had a blast making them. I got several compliments on them.
Let your imagination go wild and have fun making your cards. If you can’t think of ideas on your own do what I do and go to Google to get inspired.