So it’s someone’s birthday, and you are planning to buy some greeting cards for your well-wishes. But sometimes, those greeting cards in most bookstores can be too generic, boring even.
So why not add a personal touch and make customized greeting cards? You can use gold foil and get crafty with your greeting cards. Not only will your recipient love them; they will also unleash your creativity. Let’s begin!
The magic of giving greeting cards
Giving a greeting card to someone celebrating a milestone in his life is a straightforward gesture that the recipient will surely appreciate. Whether it’s for a birthday, graduation, or a recent wedding, greeting cards signify appreciation and care for the recipient. You can also give a greeting card to someone just because you want to do so.
While there are already printed greeting cards available in most bookstores and novelty shops, you can make them on your own. It can require creative juices to make a customized greeting card. But it will be worth it once you see the satisfied smile of your loved one.
Making your greeting card lets you unleash your creativity and encourages resourcefulness. It’s up to you on how you can embellish your customized greeting card. But for future reference, here are some card-making techniques you can try.
1. Paper cutting
One example is the Japanese art of kirigami or paper cutting, which can be used to create pop-up cards. It can be time-consuming, but it will all be worth it when you see the results.
It’s that elegantly-written text you see during weddings and other events. It can be learned through online tutorials and can add class and elegance to your greeting card.
Get some paintbrush and watercolor to create that whimsical and dreamy greeting card for a particular person in your life.
When it comes to making your greeting card, the sky’s the limit. You can use any pens, papers, ribbons, and other materials to create a customized greeting card. Here are some things you need to do.
1. You don’t need complicated tools to start.
First of all, you don’t have to buy printing machines and the like to create the perfect greeting card. What you have in your home can already be enough. You will need the basics such as a ruler, cutting mat, a cutter or scissors, and some craft items.
2. Be resourceful.
If you have magazines at home, you can use them for your cutout design for your greeting cards. You can also use old buttons, ribbons, glitter, stickers, unused cloth, and more to design your cards.
3. Find inspiration.
Sometimes, you need some inspiration elsewhere so that you can create an excellent finished product. Check some websites online such as Etsy or Pinterest for some inspiring examples. You can also check out craft magazines or even consult a creative friend for more examples.
Greeting cards speak for itself. Instead of focusing on the card design, you should sincerely convey good things to your recipient.