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Paper bead jewelry is one of the ways to showcase the paper crafts .These earrings are made with paper beads which are well treated and colored.
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As I said before making paper beads is one of the many paper craft techniques .
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I know its been a while since my last post . I am really very very sorry ! .
Things at personal front are getting crazier . I have recently moved into my new home , which has kept me quite occupied .Adding to that my daughter had a few performances to put up too .. She looked so so beautiful .. my Angel!
Its just a matter of time ,that I would be free again to follow my passion again …,
During this whole home making thing and kid’s activities , I was able to create a few colored card templates .hope you like them!.These templates were made using the MS word software .It very very easy + guess it gives better ideas than a black and white template
I found this beautiful pattern paper which was transparent with white design imprint on it.
I so loved it and made this card
This is another simple card making idea where the card is made using the stencils.
The card is essentially made with 3 simple items .
3. Rub-on which says “I Love you”
The card essentially takes only a 10 -15 mins to make .
All I have done is to cut out the required rectangular pieces (2 – black for background and white for foreground )which basically fits the card stock i.e. for layering purpose
Secondly I have drawn the roses using the stencils(on smaller white piece of paper) and coloured with red texters .Then I have outlined the using a black coloured fine liner pen
Then the rub-on has been placed on top of the paper
Finally I finished the card with the layering the background (black) and pasting the fore ground (white)
Stamping is fun . especially when one can get such cute stamps .
I bought these stamps from lincraft store .
These are so immensely helpful when you want create own card toppers .
First step: Stamp
Stamp the images with various colored inks etc . but ensure you don’t stamp all on one single paper
Stamp each image on papers that is atleast the size of small note book ..
Reason : You can then cut these stamped images to any shape or size for your card
Second step :
Let the stamped images to dry out .
Third step : Colour
Use sketches ,texters .paints .colour pencils ,water colour pencils . etc – infact any medium to colour .
Be careful not smudge the image .
In some cases you can skip this step, if you are stamping using colored inks etc or stamped an image that does not need any colouring
Final step :
Cut out the stamped image in required shape or size as needed ..for your card
Doing so , also gives us more card making ideas and also saves huge amount of time when you are actually designing or making your greeting card .
Hi guys ,
I do want to thank you all , everyone who are reading my blog .I feel so motivated whenever I find one of you have liked my posts .Thanks a million , you guys are just great!.
As a small note of thanks , I am uploading another free card making template
Hopefully you guys like it
Making handmade greeting cards is fun and very addictive .Not very complicated either .You must be thinking that I am going to tell various techniques that one can use to make greeting cards .Well actually – kind of yes and kind of no
Although the following are the various techniques
– Parchment paper
– Iris folding
– Origami folding
– Die cuts
Etc and so on on ..
I wanted to give very simple card making ideas :
1. Combine techniques : Merge any 2 techniques and see how you card comes out.. For eg : Make a card topper using the stamping method and see how that card will look on embossed card or use quilled paper shapes around the topper as a border .
2. Draw and color : One can create simple card toppers by just drawing /tracing an image from magazines / activity books /.paper .etc .
3. Create in different colors : Say you make one card which you think is a winner m recreate the same on in different colors using different pattern paper
4. Cut outs : Do you have any gift bags lying around that you are about throw away ??check again , It can be used for pattern paper or stickers . Cut out images and shapes to have own stickers. Same can be applied to old greeting cards , magazines,gift wrap paper etc .Wherever you can see an image .
5. Digital picture : this is also called Digital embellishments .Take a print of the image and use the same to make your card.Google is best repository of images .Please be aware of copy rights!
6. Doodles : Very similar to idea #2 above but one need not draw very accurate or actual picture .Even doodles can be used in card making. Simple pens ,gel pens , fine liner pens can be used to doodle .Doodle while you watch TV or while travelling .
There you go , a few ideas for card making .These are very simple techniques to make the main “image “section of the card.Once that is done ,designing the greeting card becomes very easy .
Thanks guys for liking my previous blogs .I feel very much encouraged to write more
I once read in internet to one need not have too many items to create beautiful greetting cards.I really feel that is so true .
In this card of mine , I have used only the following items
– Card stock
– A piece of pattern paper
– Acrylic butterfly stamp
– Black stamp ink
– purple colored paper
I am also uploading a free card making template that I used for this card.
Though I have made my own card topper (i.e butterfly image) for making this card , one can use any ready made card toppers like stickers to give a different look to this card .
The shape of the card topper can also be changed from square to a circular shape and the card will look totally different ,not to mention various color combinations
This card making template is quite versatile and with minimum alterations and changes a very variatons of cards can be made ..
Since there is no quotation or sentiments written on this card , this card can be used for any occasion like birthdays ,Thank you card , anniversery etc
I guess I have listed one more item to play and explore 🙂
Have Fun !
Lincraft store had this massive and attractive Sale which ofcourse I could not resist.That’s when and where I purchased few beautiful stamps.I must say these clear stamps were really really beautiful . The very night before I forgot my ideas I made this simple “Congratulations” card
Step 1 : White card ( I have pre cut card making it easier.) IF you don’t have precut card ,the cut off 6inches by 8inches card stock (white)
Fold into exactly half along the longer length giving th 6 X 4 inch card
Step 2 : I have this red back ground paper with light glitter effect .I am not sure of what type of paper .Hence I will call it the background paper.
I cut a rectangle piece of background paper 5.5inches by 3.5 inches .Keep this on aside
Step 3 : I cut another rectangle piece of paper which is slightly smaller than the red background paper .For the below stamping use this piece
Step 4 : I used the clear stamp that I bought from lincraft to stamp the smaller white paper at the right hand bottom corner .
Step 5 : once the stamped image is nice and dry , I colored it using the water color pencils . Then pasted the red rhinestone /bling in the center
Step 6 : Then I used another clear sentiment stamp of “Congratulations” in the center of the paper .. Leave it to dry .
Step 7 : Back to the card stock that we made in step one .,I pasted the red background paper on the card stock ,Once my stamped images were dry,I finished the card by pasting the smaller white paper on red background paper .
That’s all .!! Is that not a simple idea??!