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Paper Tools Strategies For Creating Wonderful Handmade Greeting Cards






     Take advantage of several of these hints in order to make sure that you are open to using the best available tools and understand the methods in which you can use them them accurately.

Border Punches:
Create a continuous border on paper or light weight card by making use of the white outline printed onto the border-punch, begin by hole-punching, just the once, anywhere along the edge. Slide part that is punched to the left or right until it lines up precisely with the white printed segment of the punch tool. Carry on going both ways until the full border is hole-punched. Use markings on the hole-punch as a guide to go around corners.

Specialist Hole-Punches:
If your decorative punch doesn't press, the card you are trying to punch must be over-sized so attempt a a lighter weight paper or card. To re-sharpen your punch, punch through kitchen foil or rough sandpaper.

Paper-Edgers or Decorative Edged Clippers:
In order to cut a line, into your greeting cards using paper edgers, use a pencil and a ruler to draw a straight line on the backside of the paper or card to be cut. Whilst you are cutting with the edger, be sure that the edge of a pattern touches the line exactly the same each time the punch is made.

Die Cutting Machines:
There are numerous die-cutting systems accessible currently that facilitate you to cut out pictures or letters from your own card stock, paper etc. and stick them onto those gorgeous handmade greeting cards. This allows you to cut out items for pages in specific colours and papers, which can match the layout of your greeting card and other embellishments. It's a quick and straightforward way of making several copies of just one shape, one job that is almost impossible with decorative scissors. Opt for a manual machine, for instance 'Sizzix Big Shot' and 'Cuttlebug', or you may prefer the electronic software based devices, like 'Eclipse' or 'Slice'.

Texturised Plates:
Place the paper or card over your texture plate, fasten it down with a weak sellotape and rub using a pencil or crayon. This offers a great outcome for die-cuts.

Practical Tips when Greeting Card Papers -

If carefully ripping mulberry papers, make use of a ruler, paintbrush and a bit of water. Lightly etch the paper down the length of the line you are tearing then use the paint brush to stroke some water onto the line. Using your fingers, rip gently down the wet line. This should achieve a fluffy, feathered effect edge.

Try to use sticky fixers or glue dots to give a lifted style image to embellishments.

To avoid unattractive glue whilst using vellum or notecard, use an adhesive spray or glue intermittently and cover the unwanted glue areas with decorations. On the other hand, secure vellum in its position by making use of outline stickers.

Use a cocktail stick or a pair of tweezers to peel outline stickers off their backing sheets.

When using invitation paper, use an affordable method and a style that is easy to copy and moderately fairly lightweight and thin for posting.

Using an outline sticker the same color as the card will give an embossed effect.

Outline stickers can be coloured in using pens or glass paints.

Use an identical card making technique for gift-wrap, scrapbook pages and picture books.

These are just a few hints and tips into the tools that may be used to craft luxury handmade greeting cards. It might be very useful for you to examine already made greeting cards so that you may find out how the specialists make theirs and get a feel of their styles.

Mark is a profound expert in the field of crafts and hobbies, and has a large amount of expert intelligence on the subject of handmade greeting cards. He currently offers his professional services to a web store named www.cardly.co.uk

Mark is a profound expert in the field of crafts and hobbies, and has a large amount of expert intelligence on the subject of handmade greeting cards. He currently offers his professional services to a web store named http://www.cardly.co.uk.






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Mark is a profound expert in the field of crafts and hobbies, and has a large amount of expert intelligence on the subject of handmade greeting cards. He currently offers his professional services to a web store named www.cardly.co.uk


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