Making cards in parchment craft is a popular way to personalise all kinds of messages. Make a small card perfect for a baby shower or a big card for a child's birthday as well as anything in between. There are many designs that can be embossed into parchment paper. These designs can be simple or elaborate and even personalised. The card designs are pressed on the paper and stand out to create an elegant and soft design.
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Things you need
- Parchment paper
- Transparent tape
- White tracing pencil
- Embossing pen
- Tinting crayons
- Card stock
- Craft glue
Find a design for the card's front. Flowers and lined designs are among the easiest to create.
Cut parchment paper longer than the desired length of the card. Tape the paper on the design by rolling a 1-inch piece attaching it end to end with the smooth side on the inside. Place the rolled piece of tape at the top and bottom edge, then lightly press it to the design.
Use a white tracing pencil to trace the design that shows through onto the parchment paper. Slowly remove the design from the parchment paper.
Press an embossing pen smoothly over the design to trace the design or make indents by making dots. Push the pen down and lift and repeat without breaking through the paper.
Add colour to the parchment paper design with a tinting crayon. Use one colour or a variety of colours. Consider only colouring certain elements of the design, such as just some petals of a flower and only a few stem leaves.
Fold a piece of 8-by-11-inch card stock in half. Fold or cut it to the desired size and shape.
Place craft glue on each corner of the parchment paper design. Put the design in place on the cardstock front and press firmly at the corners to let the glue attach to the card.
Write or glue a printed-out message inside the card.
Tips and warnings
- If the tinting crayon is used on the back of the design, the colour effect will be frosted on the front.
- Use waxed paper as an alternative to parchment paper found in craft stores.
- Decorate the edge of the parchment paper design by punching a stippling tool through the paper around the edges. Take off any extra paper from the edge design. Tearing the paper edges gives it a rough, handmade look.
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