What’s the point of Cards?
Simply – It’s a way of showing Love.
There are a million different ways of showing Love.
Huggs, cooking a cake, walk together, reading aloud . . . . organise a film night. Compliments, wright a poem, grow flowers, wash the dishes, babysit, take them out for dinner. Send a video montage. . . . . . . .
A card is particularly good at showing that you’re thinking about the person and remembering all that they go through.
Being artistic I always made my own cards. The effort i put into making the image is how I naturally show that I care.
Here is how I make my cards.
I begin by thinking of little designs which are uplifting, pretty and encouraging. Using a black permanent OHP marker I draw the outline of the image onto acetate. On the OTHER SIDE of the acetate I colour in the image with colored permanent markers. This stops the outline from smudging with the colour.
Then it’s just a matter of deciding what colored/ textured/ painted paper looks best behind it. Cutting them all down to size their ready to be stitched together with a sewing machine. It’s not a good idea to glue the acetate because you’ll be able to see ugly patches of glue across your image. When the Acetate is sewn onto a backing coloured paper it can then be suck onto the card. The colours are jewellike shining on the acetate.
Here are some cards I’ve made.
I would encourage you to try it yourself. If your not confident at drawing there is the option of tracing onto the acetate because it’s see through. I would love to see the cards you come up with. Put them in the comments!
These cards are for sale at the Two Door Studio in Alsager, Cheshire, UK.
If you would like me to make a card for someone you appreciate contact me through a private message on Facebook or comment here.