Here's a card sketch you can use to generate new ideas for your handmade greeting cards. The focal point of the card is a page from the Clear Scraps mini keychain album.
Below, I've posted 2 interpretations of the sketch.
Want to make your own version? Grab some supplies and play along with me!
The photo below shows the supplies I have used to create these cards.
- The papers and die cuts I used are by My Little Shoebox.
- The stamps are by My Stampbox.
- The heart shaped minis are inked with StazOn.
- The base of the cards is Strathmore Bristol Board.
"Sending All My Love" Greeting Card
This greeting card measures 7" x 5".
- One page from the heart shaped acrylic mini keychain album by Clear Scraps
- "Sending All My Love" clear stamp from the " Oval Office - small box" stamp set by My Stampbox
- Heart die-cut from the "My Neighborhood" 12X12 Diecut Cardstock sheet by My Little Shoebox
- "58th Avenue" patterned paper from the "My Neighborhood" collection by My Little Shoebox.
- The scalloped border is cut out of the "Prince Lane " patterned paper from the "My Neighborhood" collection by My Little Shoebox
- Turquoise cardstock
- Circle template
- StazOn solvent ink pad in Olive Green
- Cat Eye Fluid Chalk ink pad in Olive Pastel
- Versacolor Bamboo ink pad
- Assorted dye inks from Rubber Stampede
- Tsukineko walnut ink spray bottle in the cornflower blue color
- Strathmore Bristol Board; you could substitute white cardstock instead of this, but the card won't be as sturdy.
- Paper Trimmer (I used a Purple Cow Ultimate Trimmer.)
- Either a bone folder and ruler, or a Scor-Pal scoring tool
- Adhesive of your choice; Zip Dry paper glue is a good choice if you aren't sure which adhesive to use with the clear acrylic. If you don't have Zip Dry, clear Glue Dots are also a good choice.
Instructions for Making the Base of the Greeting Card:
Cut a piece of Strathmore Bristol board measuring 7 inches wide by 10 inches high. Score the Bristol board horizontally at the halfway point (5 inches) using your bone folder or Scor-Pal. Set aside for later use.
Instructions for Making the Front of the Greeting Card:
Cut a piece measuring 7 inches by 5 inches out of the green striped paper.
Cut a piece measuring 6 inches by 4 inches out of the turquoise cardstock.
Cut a scalloped border out of the "58th Avenue" patterned paper by My Little Shoebox.
Cut a circle out of Bristol board using the circle template.
Spray a small amount of Tsukineko Cornflower blue walnut ink onto the circle. Let it dry.
Ink the circle using Olive Pastel Fluid Chalk, Bamboo Versacolor ink, and various blue and green dye inks by Rubber Stampede. (You can substitute other inks you have on hand if you prefer.)
Ink the Clear Scraps acrylic heart with StazOn ink in Olive Green. Let it dry.
Remember that you can emboss your Clear Scraps acrylic with the Cuttlebug machine if you want to. (You can see some more examples of embossed acrylics here, here, and here.) I didn't emboss the acrylic for either of these cards, but you can if you want to when you are making your cards.
Stamp the "Sending All My Love" sentiment using turquoise colored ink on a scrap of Bristol board or white cardstock. Cut it out with scissors.
Punch out the heart-shaped die cut.
Assemble the greeting card elements onto the green striped paper as pictured, and then attach the front of the card to the card base.
Send the card to a loved one or add it to your card stash for later use.
Posted by: Amy Solovay