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How to make a ‘Just wanted to say’ greetings card

Hello 🙋🏻

In this blog post I would like to share with you how to make this ‘Just wanted to say’ greetings card.

For this card you will need;

• A blank 6×6 greetings card in white

• Calligraphy ink and Dip pen (or lettering pen of your choice 😀)

• A piece of blank white card stock

• A piece of blank black card stock

• Blue craft foil

• Double sided tape

• Cutting templates or dies for die cutting

• A cutting mat if cutting templates are used

To make this handmade card design;

• Firstly write your sentiment message on a piece of white card stock.

I used an acrylic pearlescent blue calligraphy ink from Daler Rowney and wrote out the words in the copperplate calligraphy style.

• Once the ink is dry cut out the lettering in the shape of your choice.

I used a circle for this card, cutting out the shape with an X-cut handheld cutting stencil (I think that’s what it’s called, I’ve had them for years 😂)

For this design I used the medium sized template and cut around the lettering

You could also use cutting dies for this too, they come in sets of various shapes and sizes also.

• Using the next size up template cut out a slighter larger circle from black card stock.

• Using a thin width double sided tape take a small section and tear the strip in half

• Apply the strips around the edge of the black card to cover a small portion of the edge. This will create a ragged edge around the circle.

• Peal off the backing to reveal the double sided tape.

• Take a piece of blue craft foil and gently press it around the tape in sections until the tape is fully covered.

• Using double sided tape or glue stick the white circle in the centre of the black circle and both circles to a blank greetings card.

I used a plain white 6×6 square card.

And there you have it; A handmade greetings card for a message you ‘just wanted to say’ 😁

I hope you have enjoyed this post and found it useful.

Happy crafting 😊

4 thoughts on “How to make a ‘Just wanted to say’ greetings card”

    1. Thank you. The foil rolls are from The Works in the UK, but I think most craft shops will have a version and I’ve also seen them on Amazon. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and also for following my blog


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