DIY CARDS WITH EVELYN MAE

It’s always lovely to receive a homemade card because you know so much thought and time has gone into it, so here’s a beautiful DIY project from Evelyn Mae for the loved ones in your life. It’s a great project for little ones to help with too.

This is one of Evelyn Mae’s best selling designs but they’re letting you in on how they create them so you can do it yourself. Pretty cool huh?! The wonderful thing about this is that once you have the punch you can go crazy with the style of card you use to create such versatile designs.

You will need

Card (not too thick and check through your recycling!)

Scissors

Paper Punch (there are lots of shapes to choose from)

Ruler

Pencil

Blank square card

Sticky foam pads

Scalpel (optional)

Firstly, look through your card to find interesting colours and patterns that match the style you’re after and don’t be afraid to use items from your recycling such as this Happy Meal box. Watch out for card thicknesses as most stamps are only designed to cut paper and thin card so check this when purchasing.

Next punch out your shapes (for the square card used here 25 were required) and arrange them into configuration you like to get an even balance of pattern and colour, then using a ruler evenly place your sticky foam dots in a grid on the blank greetings card.

Start to place you shapes centrally on each foam pad, transferring your pre-arranged pattern to see your concept come to life. I just love the 3D effect as your shapes jump off the card.

The possibilities for this design are literally endless! Experiment with textures, papers, colours, and from now on keep all of the greetings cards you’re given because you can use your punch on these too. You could also frame these designs to create a piece of art.

If you’d like more inspiration or to view the complete Evelyn Mae collection, here’s how:

Website

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Instagram

Facebook

Please tag @ohsokel and use #OSKinspired on Instagram if you create something after seeing this post. I’d love to see the results!

Until next time,

OSK xx

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