Recently I asked what people were struggling with the most when it came to card making & that’s an answer that came up more than I expected.
Are my cards good enough to send?
And doesn’t it just get right to the heart of things!
I think this is where Pinterest hasn’t done us any favors. We think that our handmade cards need to be 14 layers or use fancy techniques to be good enough.
But here’s the truth. Any card you make is good enough to write a genuine note in and send off. It’s more than the thought that counts, it’s that you cared enough to make and send a card.
So please stop doubting your talents & just make cards from your heart.
They are absolutely good enough to send!
Here’s a pretty easy card that I made recently that might spark some ideas for you…
- Cut, score and fold card base to create card.
- Emboss Tranquil Tide card stock with Basket Weave embossing folder. (It’s a 3-D Dynamic folder so if you haven’t used one before here are some tips.)
- Tape the embossed card stock to the front of your card. TIP: Use more adhesive than you normally would on your embossed card stock so it says stuck! I put Snail adhesive all around the outside edges & a bit on the middle as well. If you still have some Fast Fuse, use that.
- Tape the floral paper to the front of your card. Again, use more adhesive so it really sticks to your embossed piece.
- Add your greeting circle with dimensionals to give it a little pop. The “Get Well Soon” is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and cut out with a Stitched Shape Circle die.
This is a very nice, yet super easy card layout so be creative and give it a try with different colors and papers you have on hand.
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