Instructions on How to Make Handmade Greeting Cards

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This article is written by Melanie Statnick 

Handmade Greeting Cards

Greeting cards are so fun and quick to make. My mum and I would send cards to each other all the time. I really want to get in the habit of snail mail again.  I love to send gifts, happy mail, post cards and handmade cards.

Handmade Greeting Cards

I hand folded 140lbs cold press watercolor paper into a card shape. Opened to lay card flat and spray with orange and pink Dylusions ink spray. These are my favorites. Air dry or dry with heat gun.  Cut pink card stock paper to smaller size to center in the front of the card and glue. Stamp all four sides of card stock. Stamp image of 2” art squares. Glue squares to cardstock.

Handmade Greeting Cards

Stamp your greeting on top and bottom of watercolor card. Using Pitt Pen Big Brush Markers color in the stamped images. Add Stickles in your favorite colors and washi tape to the edge.

Handmade Greeting Cards

*stamp can be found at Rubbermoon.com

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Author bio: Melanie Statnick is a published artist/writer out of North Carolina. Melanie creates art daily from her private studio. Her style is happy and whimsy. Statnick’s artwork can be found in art galleries and shops extensively in NC with international private collections. Learn more about Melanie view her website at: www.melaniestatnickart.com

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Handmade Greeting Card

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This article is written by Melanie Statnick 

Handmade greeting card using watercolor paper

Greeting cards are so fun and quick to make. My mum and I would send cards to each other all the time. I really want to get in the habit of snail mail again.  I love to send gifts, happy mail, post cards and handmade cards.

Handmade greeting card using watercolor paper

I hand folded 140lbs cold press watercolor paper into a card shape. Opened to lay card flat and spray with orange and pink Dylusions ink spray. These are my favorites. Air dry or dry with heat gun.  Cut pink card stock paper to smaller size to center in the front of the card and glue. Stamp all four sides of card stock. Stamp image of 2” art squares. Glue squares to cardstock.

Handmade greeting card using watercolor paper

Stamp your greeting on top and bottom of watercolor card. Using Pitt Pen Big Brush Markers color in the stamped images. Add Stickles in your favorite colors and washi tape to the edge.

Handmade greeting card using watercolor paper

*stamp can be found at Rubbermoon.com

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Author bio: Melanie Statnick is a published artist/writer out of North Carolina. Melanie creates art daily from her private studio. Her style is happy and whimsy. Statnick’s artwork can be found in art galleries and shops extensively in NC with international private collections. Learn more about Melanie view her website at: www.melaniestatnickart.com

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Mixed Media Art is turning 2!

To celebrate we would like you to share a card with us. It can be one you have made using a technique you have learnt here, at Mixed Media Art, or your own favourite technique.

It can be ANY type of card; birthday card, Christmas card, Thank-you card or even a “You’re great!” card!

 greeting cards with credit-card technique backgrounds

Leave a comment with a link to your card on your blog. Alternatively, if you don’t have a blog, send a picture of your card to CreateMixedMediaArt@gmail.com and we’ll post your cards for you at Birthday Celebration Cards.

Those participating have a chance to win a set of three cards to boost your festive season card making. A total of three presents will be sent out. The Mixed Media Art team will choose their three favourite cards to receive a present and contact you by email after the deadline.

Deadline: 30 November 2012.

Happy creating!

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Birthday Celebration Cards

Here are some of the handmade greetings cards that are helping us to
celebrate Mixed Media Art’s second birthday.

 

Mixed Media Art second birthday card

Patricia Davis

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handmade greeting card

Debbie Davis
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mixed media greeting card

mixed media art and collage

mixed media collage

mixed media collage

 

Eileen Murray

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