Ok, so who knew uploading to youtube can take forever? Doesn’t help that the internet connection here is pathetic! You’d think Sydney will have really good internet. :(
First up, I must apologise for the poor quality of the video AND the poor recording. You’ll see why later on.
So, this tutorial is for the “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” downloadable card available in my last post.
It is pencil light because I meant it for you to write over it with a coloured pen or marker of your choice.
TIP: Print it on a coloured paper and go over it with a metallic coloured pen for that special sparkle!
All of the downloadable cards come with crop marks outside the box of the card so that when you cut it, you will not get a visible line down the sides. If you have a scorer, remember to score the middle before folding your card.
I used Kikki.k’s Gold, Bronze and Silver metallic gel pens for this tutorial.
In this tutorial, I used faux calligraphy as my style to write over the wordings. Not sure what faux calligraphy is? Lindsey Bugbee of The Postman’s Knock has a great tutorial on this over at her blog. But hey, while you are there, don’t just stop there! Check out the other fantastic tutorials she has there. She has lots of them so be sure to grab a cup of coffee for a nice afternoon read.
The great thing about this design is that it allows you to design it to your liking. If you love watercolouring, you can paint all around the card. I just went for something simple and basic like snowflakes and dots.
But the one thing I encourage you to do while working on this card is to have FUN! Don’t get stressed up over the mistakes. As you can see through the video below, I made a couple of mistakes and I was itching to reprint and make it again but I wanted to just show you that home made/DIY cards does not have to be perfect. It’s the whole process of making the card that makes it so meaningful to the person you are giving. :)
No ideas for add on designs? I’ll just have to suggest going to The Postman’s Knock again to get your much needed inspiration. Not only that, it comes with step-by-step instructions on how to do it! She’s got a couple of cool printable envelopes like this, this, this and this.
I hope you find this noob video on how to glam up your card useful! Let me know if you would like to see other freebies on this blog and I’ll try to make it happen!
And be sure to share your glammed up cards on instagram with #glammedupcards!
Annnddd….here is the video.