I wanted to share a more detailed post on how I make a card, so I picked a Christmas card that I made today to share.
This is written in the copperplate style. I used my pointed pen with a Brause no.361 nib and used black calligraphy ink. The paper is blue Basildon Bond paper.
To make the lettering into the centre piece of the card I cut it into a square 11cm by 11cm.
My design for the card was layered colours and so I also cut a black square of card 12×12 and a silver square of card 13×13.
To stick the layers together I use double sided tape. I apply to each edge and cut with scissors. It can be ripped by hand but I think it gives a cleaner finish to cut it.
You can apply the double sided tape to each piece of card at the same time but I find it makes the cards quite slippy when sticking the smaller cards to the bigger pieces. I tend to tape one piece, stick it to the next layer and then tape the next piece.
I then applied double sided tape to the back of the black card for the next layer.
Taking a folded 6×6 blank white greetings card I place the layers of card to see where they looked best. At this point I had not removed the coating from the d/s tape on the back of the silver card.
I then used an X-cut palm punch in the shape of a snowflake to cut out three small snow flakes.
I used X-cut glitter paper, which is pre-glued so it can be stuck straight to your projects.
I peeled the coating from the snowflakes and stuck them to the card to line up with the three sections of lettering.
And so, here is the final card. I placed it onto a navy A4 card, layered a grey ribbon underneath and added 2 butterfly shaped clips to stage the picture.
If you try this card I would love to see what you create, please feel free to tag me in to your post.
Please note; this post is not sponsored, all products used are from my craft stash which I have bought over the years. Other products can be used to create the same/similar effects.
Thank you for reading and happy crafting!