I really enjoy making cards. It is very relaxing to do and opens up your creativity. I usually find myself looking at the calendar for the next big occasion while I am working on cards for the present occasion.
Below is directions for creating a lovely Christmas card. Try it out, you might find that you love making cards. Beware, though. You may find yourself addicted!
Joy Greeting Cards
AMACO® Craft Porcelain Modeling Material
AMACO® Rub ‘n Buff® — Gold Leaf
Loew-Cornell Water Color Crayons
Black Card Stock
Decorative Papers in Colors of Choice
#2 Rounded Tip Clay Shaper
Fiskars Paper Edgers — Deckle Paper
Glue of Choice.
Helpful Hint: Keep a small bowl of water and paper towels handy. Wrap craft projects in wet paper towel to keep it from drying out.
Letters are created by rolling a ball of clay into a log and shaping it into the desired letter. When dry to the touch, apply Rub ‘n Buff®. Note: The size of the ball determines the size of the letter.
Holly berries: Roll 3 small balls.
Leaves: Roll a ¼” ball into a teardrop and flatten. Feather edges of leaves until they are thin. Draw in veins with clay shaper.
Place three leaves together. Paint green with watercolor crayons. Paint berries red and apply over top of leaves.
Cut Black Cardstock:
# 6″ x 12″ (fold in half)
# 3″ x 3″
# 2¾” x 2¾” (cut edges with deckle scissors)
# 1½” x 5½” strip
Cut Grey paper:
# 2⅞;” x 2⅞”
# ½” x 5½”
Layer the paper using the picture as a guide. Add mullbery paper to top of square. Glue on holly embellishment and letters. Highlight edges of paper with Rub ‘n Buff®
Add interest by varying the size of the card such as in the second sample. Embellish the letters with holly leaves or other flowers of choice.