I'm showing you some of the shapes I like to use when making these card, but you can make them in any shape you like following the same idea.
You will need:
- various scraps of paper
- glue (I prefer PVA)
- card blanks
- card for making templates (or use templates you already have)
- various embellishments you might want to add (eg, a button for the flower centre)
These are the shapes I like to use the most. The measurements have been included and they are intended for use on A6 card blanks (10.5cm x 15cm). The heart and kite are cut into 4 so smaller scraps of paper can be used and interesting combinations will give the cards a better look.
1. Choose the template you want to use. I'll use the heart shape throughout this tutorial. Place one of the sections on the 'wrong side' of a scrap of paper and use your pencil to draw around it. Do the same with the other template sections on other scraps of paper.
3. Turn each section to show the 'right side' and (don't glue them at this stage) put them onto the front of the card blank. Check they fit on the card and that the sections match up properly. If the pieces don't quite fit trim any paper as needed.
4. Once you're happy with the paper's position, use you glue to stick each piece to the front of the card.
And you're done - just like I said, quick and simple!
- Add embellishments to your cards such as a button in the middle of the flower
- Try using a variety of papers you would normally discard such as newspapers, magazines, junk mail or even paper packaging and labels from food packets
- If you're using different patterns for each piece, try to stick to a colour theme to make them look coherent - or use the same pattern in different colours
- Add a greeting under the picture if you know the occasion you'll use the cards for. You could stamp a greeting, print a greeting and stick it on the card front or use a shop bought sticker or embellishment
So now you know how to make them, why not create a whole set ready for you to use whenever you need a card?
Find this and other tutorials in my gallery at BeBetsy http://bebetsy.com/author/simply-author/Pink+Flamingo+Handcrafting/