Monday, February 28, 2011

Card Making Class - Pretty Fairy Card

I thought that I'd share the creative process of making some of my cards and record each of the steps that I take in creating each of my hand made cards.

Today I started off with selecting a packet of stickers that I purchased from Michaels the other day. I took my color pallet from the colors found in the fairy stickers and chose a tangerine orange envelope, powder blue cardstock, shimmering orange paper and a pink and orange check patterned paper.

I started by folding and cutting my blue cardstock to the right size to fit my envelope. I cut the card using a guillotine. I then cut the orange paper, check paper and shimmer paper to size. To attach the layers i use sticky tabs that I cut into three and place along the edge of each piece as shown below. Then the layers of paper are added to the card.

Once the main part of the card was made, I began on the decoration. To mount the fairy stickers onto the card I cut out three small ovals using a creative memories cutting system. I placed the fairies on the larger ovals and the 'I believe in fairies' on the smaller one. To attach them to the card I used 3d foam tape cut into small pieces on the back.

To complete the card I added a tangerine paper insert, using the guillotine to cut the paper to size, and attached it inside the card with some more sticky tabs. I used a rubber stamp and pink ink pad to stamp the sentiment 'Happy Birthday' inside and decorated it with the remaining stickers.

Finally I put a sticker with my website on the back of the card and place it in a cello protective packet to keep it in perfect condition until it gets sold.
I hope you found this useful and that you get some ideas to make your own cards.

No comments:

Post a Comment