How to Make Collage Cardscomments (4) March 8th, 2008
If you ask me, you can never have too much fabric or too many note cards. I've always loved having a stash of unusual cards for various occasions, and a few years ago, I started making my own. Recently, when I became interested in collage, I discovered that it was the perfect technique for note cards. They're a natural canvas for scraps of fabric and trim that are too beautiful to throw away. The process is really simple and doesn't have any rules. Just start snipping, gluing, and stitching, and let your creative juices flow!
What You'll Need:
Scissors and ruler
505 spray or glue stick
Make a Blank Card:
Begin by cutting and folding a few blank cards out of heavy paper. Available at art-supply stores in various weights and in a range of neutral shades, printmaking paper is best. You can also buy blank cards, but be sure the paper stock is not too lightweight.
Step 1: Cut blank cards
For a distressed look, use a ruler as a guide, and rip toward you. For clean, cut edges rather than the feathered edges that tearing produces, cut along the ruler with a rotary cutter.
Step 2: Fold the cards
To make the center fold, use a bone folder (or any tool with a smooth, rounded end) to press and set the fold.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery