Take advantage of a few of these guidelines so you can guarantee that you able to make use of as many paper tools as possible and are aware of the ways in which to use them suitably.
Make a constant edging on paper or light-weight, blank card by using the white marking printed on the border punch, begin by making a hole, one time, someplace along the border. Glide the punched part over to the left or right until it lines up exactly with the white marked segment of the punching tool. Continue going both right and left, until you have punched all of the border. Use markings on the border punch as a guide to moving round cornered edge.
Decorative Hole Punches:
If you are unable to press your hole-punch, the material you’re trying to punch may be over sized so be sure to use a thinner choice of paper or card. In order to attain a sharpened hole-punch, punch onto aluminium foil or strong sandpaper.
Paper Edgers or Decorative Edged Clippers:
To cut a straight line, into your handmade greeting cards with the use of your paper edgers, use a ruler and pencil to sketch a line on the reverse of the paper that you are cutting. Whilst you are using the edger, make sure the edging of a pattern touches the line exactly the same every time the punch is made.
Die Cutting Machines:
Numerous die-cutting devices are available that facilitate you to cut out pictures or letters from your personal card stock, paper etc. and stick them onto those beautiful greeting cards. This makes it possible for you to use different colours and papers for items that you are cutting out, which might match the layout of your greeting card and other embellishments. It’s a swift and easy way of producing various clones of the same shape, one task that is not very easy to do with decorative scissors. Opt for a manual machine, such as 'Cuttlebug' and 'Sidekick', or consider the electronic machinery, for example 'Slice'.
Position the paper over your texture plate, secure with a weak tape and rub it with the use of a coloured pencil crayon or stylus. This provides a wonderful effect for die cuts.
Practical Hints and Tips for Greeting Card Paper -
When you are carefully ripping mulberry papers, make use of a ruler, paint brush and a bit of water. After brushing some water onto the line you are tearing, lightly etch the paper down that line.. Using your fingers, rip gently down the wet line. This shall provide a fluffy, feathered effect edge.
Apply sticky circles or dots of glue to give a lifted style appearance to embellishments.
To avoid unpleasant glue while using note card, use a spray adhesive or small amounts of glue sporadically and hide the glue areas with decorations. Otherwise, secure vellum in its position by using sticky outliners.
When peeling outline stickers of the backing, try using some tweezers or even a cocktail stick.
When making paper for invites, use a cheap method and a design that is quick to reproduce and relatively reasonably lightweight as well as flat for posting.
When trying to get a pressed design, think carefully about the colour of outline sticker used, since adopting a similar colour to the backing card will improve the outcome.
Outline stickers can be coloured in using pens or paints for glass.
Use an identical greeting card making technique for gift wrapping, scrapbook pages and photography albums.
This is simply a short guide into the different tools that are available for making beautiful handmade greeting cards. It might be exceptionally useful for you to study already made greeting cards so that you are able to work out how the experts create theirs and get a feel of their design techniques.