Creating handmade cards for your friends and family is definitely a fun activity! But when it comes to cardmaking, there is always something new to learn. New tricks, hacks and tips are always flooding the market that makes the job of a handmade cardmaking enthusiast a little bit easier. It is always a good idea to have a few hacks up your sleeve and you never know when they can come in handy. Here are a few hacks and tricks that will make you a better and time saving crafter:
- Save the scraps:
One must admit that crafting papers and other equipment are extremely expensive and not cheap at all. After you are done with one of your crafting venture you can save up the scraps and repurpose them for some future crafts or cardmaking projects. Not only will you be saving money but you can also showcase your creativity and embellish your creations.
- Use different materials:
While shopping for your card’s materials be sure to think out of the box. Some of the most unexpected materials make up for the best crafting materials. Be on a lookout for a heavier material like gift bags or wrapping paper that can easily add an extra element of beauty to your venture.
- Utilize a white polymer eraser:
While laying out paper shapes onto a card, people generally use light pencil markings as a source of placement guide. After making these markings and adhering your embellishments these pencil marks will be needed to be erased completely and clearly. For this purpose, a white polymer eraser is the best option because pencil erasers will leave dark smudges on your creation.
- Rounded corners:
You do want your hand created cards to look good and pleasing in order to make the recipient feel happy. You can easily give the card an overall professional look just by simply cutting out the corners and giving them rounded edges. It will definitely give pleasing results and will also give your photos an updated look.
About the creator of JustCraftin:
Nidhi Sethia, a renowned designer, whose vision involved empowering underprivileged women by employing them and teaching them the subtle art of card making. These women work from their homes without disrupting their day to day chores while earning an extra income and keeping their spirits alive.