Handmade Hellos: Fresh Greeting Card Projects from by Eunice Moyle, Sabrina Moyle

By Eunice Moyle, Sabrina Moyle

Signed, sealed, added! during this pleasant ebook, card-making professionals Eunice and Sabrina Moyle of Hello!Lucky letterpress assemble jointly greater than 25 tasks from today's such a lot gifted paper artists. basic directions define card- and envelope-folding fundamentals plus tips on how to display print, use a Print Gocco computer, hand-bind, emboss, stamp, stencil, and lots more and plenty extra. Ready-to-use styles and spiral binding ease the method whereas easy-to-follow instructions, lovable illustrations, and comprehensive venture images make it a cinch to create stacks of boutique-worthy greeting playing cards.

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Apply glue or double-sided tape to the back of the card stock; center the card stock on the front of your blank card, carefully applying pressure to adhere (Figure 8). variations: Tapered Bouquet (Stencil 2). Make a bouquet with pretty tapered flower petals. Follow the original instructions with the following variations: Before Step 4. Add the tapered petals. On the stencil, tapers are indicated with a small circle. Squeeze out a dot of craft glue, and pull it into a taper by placing the tip of a toothpick in the center of the dot and dragging it in the direction you’d like your taper to go (Figure 1).

Holding the frame firmly in place, take your credit card and drag the ink from the left edge all the way across the design area (Figure 9). Don’t push too hard; the holes in the fabric are probably pretty large, so it will not take much to get the ink to pass through. Carefully raise the frame to the “up” position and view the print. Make a few test prints on scrap paper to get a feel for how much ink you’ll need; you may need to make more than one pass over the ink with your credit card. Once you are happy with the quality of the print, position your balsa-wood card in the center of the Work Surface template and make a print on it (Figure 10).

Be sure to trace the rectangular dotted line, which indicates the edges of the card, as well as any artwork that extends beyond the dotted line (Figure 3) (the templates provided with this project “bleed” off the edge of the card, so the silk-screened area is larger than the card). Turn the frame over so the fabric side is facing up and you can see your pencil drawing through the fabric. With the frame fabric side up, use a paintbrush to apply a thin, even coat of Mod Podge to the areas outside of the design you have traced on your screen; apply until these areas are completely covered (Figure 4).

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