If you and your elderly loved one are looking for a great craft to try, why not celebrate World Card Making Day on October 1st? Card making can be easy and fun and anyone can try it. Another great thing about a homemade card is that it can be a touching gift to give to a friend or family member for a birthday, achievement, to say thanks, or just to say hello. If you and your loved one plan to celebrate World Card Making Day by making some of your own custom cards, try some of these tips to help get you started:
Try Rubber Stamps
Rubber stamps of all kinds look lovely on homemade greeting cards. If you are using thick card stock, the ink should not bleed through and it will look vibrant. The wonderful thing about rubber stamps is that they are reusable and you and your loved one can use one or two make many cards.
Add Some Stickers
Using stickers is another great way to add some flare to your cards, especially if you and your loved one don’t enjoy drawing. Placing stickers on cards is simple and easy and they can make your cards look professional.
Get Creative With Decorating Items
Stickers and stamps are all great decorating tools, but you just may find that you have some wonderful decorating tools already in your very own home. Try using dried flowers, buttons, pretty cutouts from magazines or ads, or even fabric scraps to add color and style to your cards. Another fun way to make your cards more colorful is to paint them using a sponge. This technique adds both color and texture to the card.
Words From the Heart
Think about the message that you would like to write in your card. Do you want it to be short and sweet or long and heartfelt like a letter? Whichever style you and your loved one choose, be sure to leave enough space to write it. To make it more fun and visually appealing, consider writing it with colored pens.
Make a Pop-Up Card
To really make the images in your card “pop” try making some pop-up elements by folding paper and carefully gluing them onto the card. The recipient will get a nice surprise when they open it and the will be impressed by yours and your loved one’s card-making skills!