Embellished Greeting Cards
Dee Gruenig shares how to design and embellish these fun and colorful brithday cards.
E-mail This Page to Your Friendsx
A link to %this page% was e-mailed
Projects designed and demonstrated by Dee Gruenig.
One More Candle Birthday Card*
Materials and Tools:
blank card & envelope
Posh Impressions stamps:
- One More Candle
- Mosaic Frame
brush art markers
Posh Impressions Rainbow Sponge
Posh Impressions Poshtel Inkabilities
misting water bottle
1/8" hole punch
opaque sticker paper
black embossing ink & powder
12" of 3/8" wide ribbon
photos or copies
1. Trim vellum to card size. Stamp "One More Candle" on vellum with embossing ink. Shake on embossing powder liberally and tap excess back into jar. Set with heat tool.
2. Re-trim vellum, centering works, allowing 1/2 inch of card to show around all four edges.
3. Mark center of vellum about 1/2" from top with pencil. Position on card front and punch a hole 1/4 inch on either side of pencil mark through vellum and card.
4. Thread ribbon through holes and tie bow on card front. Trim excess ribbon.
5. Use Poshtels to apply ink to one edge of rainbow sponge (with rubber gloves on to protect hands). Spritz the sponge with a light mist of water. Pull inked sponge in one fluid motion in an arc across the inside of the card, beginning and ending off the edge of the card on the backup paper.
6. Color frame stamp using brush art markers and stamp onto opaque sticker paper. Repeat as desired. Cut out frames and openings, leaving tiny white edges. Trim photos to fit.
7. Remove backing from one side of frames and position photos. Carefully remove remaining backing while holding photo and place right side down on a flat surface. Smooth photo down onto sticky frame.
8. Apply adhesive to photo backs if desired and stick photos in place inside card and on envelope.
9. Address envelope. Note: You'll need to visit your post office for proper postage and hand cancellation of this card.
*original card from Colors By Design, artist Marla Varni
Sally Smith combines her sewing skills with photography for an unusual hand-sewn greeting card.