Encouragement CardSeptember 22, 2011 5:28 am Cardmaking, Crafts, Paper Crafts, Rubber Stamping
By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
Although there are a lot of beautiful cards on the market, it’s hard to find one that’s exactly what you’re looking for and that the recipient would like. A little encouragement can do wonders for someone who isn’t feeling at their best, and this bright card in cheerful colors can lift the their spirits.
What you’ll need:
- Blank card
- Scrapbook paper
- Ribbon Bow
- Rubber stamp
- Ink pad
- Glitter glue pen
- Mod Podge
Step 1. Fold the blank card in half, then using Mod Podge, adhere the scrapbook paper onto the front of it. Press it down, then place it in between the pages of a heavy book for an hour so it flattens. Make sure no glue is leaking from the edges of the card otherwise it will stick to the pages of the book. When it’s dry, trim the excess paper.
Step 2. Use the Mod Podge to attach an embellishment onto the left side of the card. I chose a bright orange butterfly to match with the fall colors, but any type will do.
Step 3. Glue the cardstock onto the right side of the card, press it down, then let it dry before you trim off the excess; it doesn’t matter if the cardstock side is less than the left side. Choose a bright solid color cardstock that accents the scrapbook paper. It should be a light enough color that you will be able to clearly see the writing when you use the rubber stamp later on.
Step 4. Use the glitter glue pen to draw a vertical line along where the cardstock and paper connect.
Step 5. Glue a bow onto the top right side of the card. Match the bow to the other colors on the card.
Step 6. Choose a rubber stamp that has a positive quote, then stamp it under the bow.