a fun way to turn your favorite digital elements into a simple
but graceful greeting card! Choose one element or a small group
of elements, and size it so that it fits into about a 2"
x 2" square. Print it (or several at a time) onto card stock.
Linen texture card stock adds a nice classic elegance, but choose
anything you have on hand. This is a good use for that leftover
PAPER from before you went digital!
your prints to just slightly larger than your design, leaving
enough room to tear a strip off the edges all round.
Using a small brush or cotton swab, gently stroke metallic craft
paint slightly onto the edges of the tears.
your envelope of choice, and cut your cardstock to fold. A standard
sheet of 8.5" x 11" cardstock cut in half will make
two cards which are 5.5" x 4.25", and there is a standard
envelope size for this at office supply stores. But, use whatever
you have on hand; just measure it so you will know what size to
cut the card to. An easy and neat way to make the fold is to match
up the corners and roll a bottle or rolling pin to the edge.
assemble your card and decoration by gluing a square of craft
foam, sticking a photo dot, or whatever else you have on hand
that will raise up your torn bit just off the card surface. You
don't want it very thick if your envelope doesn't have much wiggle
can also add strips of text or word art under the image. Write
your message inside, (or print it on the cardstock before you
cut and fold it), and voila! In about ten minutes you have one
or more very nice handcrafted cards! And obviously loads of choices
of digiscrapping elements at hand to change up your theme for
Turquoise flower from Azure Were page kit,
stocking from Cozy Christmas page kit, orange flower and music
from Place of Grace page kit.