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Freebie ! – Time for another free card making template !

Its been quite a while that I started working on card making. I have been busy on making jewellery recently that I have totally forgotten that I was making some handmade greeting cards ..

The best way I like to make them is using a card making template.The template define a structured approach and hence will avoid confusion later during the making of greeting card 

 

Here is a free card making template that all greeting card lovers can use for their card making designs ..

 

 

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Hope u guys have more fun – just like me !

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How to make your own card toppers with stamping ?

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 .

Quilling

I happened to bump myself into quilling.I guess it was in this craft show that is actually held in Melbourne every year . I was actually very fascinated with this art and started researching about quilling in the internet .
I came across so many blogs that had a very useful information ,step by step instructions ,tutorials and ideas etc .The more I read about the more I was attracted . It is one of the easiest yet very attractive art .

Next ,I had the question – What paper to be used ? I could not find an accurate answer.I searched to buy quilling paper .It was quite expensive too .For a few strips of limited colours – it was a bit pricy for me . I felt it was quite expensive to buy the ready strips of quilling paper. May be others might not feel that .The strips again were either too wide or in wrong colours .
Then I started the trial and error method to find out which type of paper that is best suited to quill .

I tried construction paper . This paper is quite good ,Downside was that when I cut a strip either by scissors or by cutter. It would end up have a ragged edge + whitish in color too .Hence when I quilled it ,it faded in color a bit .
Then I tried with normal printer paper , I still did not like it .Guess it was too thin . That could be because I usually like a bit bold stuff

Finally I tried the coloured paper of weight 80gsm ones .These were good as these did not leave white or ragged edges .When they are rolled ,they still looked bright !

Now I am just waiting to get into quilling full on  !

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