A handmade greeting card will demonstrate that you have taken the time to create a personal message for the recipient. Christians celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ at Easter time. You can create a meaningful religious Easter greeting card for family members and friends. Choose a stamped image of a wooden cross selected from a craft, scrapbooking or rubber stamping sales store. Add a Bible verse from the New Testament to emphasise the holy meaning of the holiday.
Cut the card stock, parchment or vellum paper to an 8 x 10-inch size. Measure and score or imprint the centre of the card. Fold the paper in half using a craft stick or bone folder to get an even, sharp fold.
Stamp an inked image of a cross on the cover of the card. You can cover the image with embossing powder and heat it with an embossing gun for an elegant raised image.
Write or stamp an inked verse inside of the card. Archival pens can be used for hand written verses or poetry.
Punch out several paper flower and leaf shapes from craft paper or vellum. Glue tiny dots of adhesive to the back of each small flower and press them around the base of the cross. Use coloured pencils or pens as an option to draw vines or stems to connect the flowers together.
Use a chalking swab to chalk coloured highlights on to the flower petals and cross image. Use darker colours to shade in areas to give depth to the shapes.
Stencil or use stickers to make an Easter title to the front of the card. You can use a Bible verse or the words, "The Lord has Risen."
Make sure each component is thoroughly dry before closing the card or sealing it into an envelope. The wet adhesive could dry and stick card components to the envelope or seal the card shut.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure each component is thoroughly dry before closing the card or sealing it into an envelope. The wet adhesive could dry and stick card components to the envelope or seal the card shut.
Things you need
- Card stock or parchment paper
- Cross die-cut
- Flower shaped punches
- Vellum or plain scrapbook paper
- White craft glue or paper adhesive
- Chalk for paper crafting
- Bone folder or craft stick