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Letter it - greetings cards

Letter it - greetings cards
30 min Easy

Individually designed, handwritten greetings cards are the latest thing for special occasions. The text templates allow you to trace the motifs quite easily and colour them in however you like. Whether you make them from traditional white card or paper in pastel tones, your cards will become little works of art when you add FIMO stars, hearts or flowers, and will bring joy both to their makers and recipients!

Step-by-step tutorial

To create the decorative elements for your cards, knead an appropriate amount of FIMO until soft and roll it into a ball.

Push the ball evenly into the silicone mould, making sure you don’t leave any air pockets.

Cut any excess material flat with a smooth knife.

Harden the designs in their moulds in the oven for 30 minutes at 11 0° C / 230° F.

Tip: Alternatively, create all your elements first and harden them without the silicone moulds.

First print out your card design, then cut out along the grey line and shade in the back heavily using a soft pencil (e.g. Lumograph 4B). Keep the pencil as flat as possible against the paper.

Download card template

Lay the design on top of the card or sugar paper, shaded side down. Take a sharpened, relatively hard pencil (e.g. Lumograph HB) and trace over the pattern to transfer it to the card beneath.

Tip: Fix the template to the card with paperclips so that it doesn’t move around.
You can also use carbon paper to transfer the design.

Then go over the outline cleanly with the pigment liner 0.3.

Since the pigment liner is not water-soluble, you can use whatever you like to colour in your design: coloured pencils, fibre-tip pens or watercolour pencils.

To finish, stick on the hardened FIMO designs using Pattex All Purpose Glue.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® soft 8023 Oven-bake modelling clay - Basic set in a cardboard box with 9 half blocks à 25 g (assorted colours), 1 bottle of gloss varnish, 2 modelling tools, instruction 8023 10 1
FIMO® 8703 Gloss varnish - Blistercard containing 1 bottle of water-based gloss varnish, 10 ml and brush in cap 8703 01 BK 1
FIMO® 8700 04 Blades - Blistercard with mixed blade set, 3 pieces (1 rigid, 1 flexible and 1 serrated blade), 2 rubber grips 8700 04 1

Additionally required:

Smooth work surface (glass or ceramic), A6-size cards in different colours (available in all the colours of the rainbow with envelopes from stationers), glue e.g. Pattex, paper clips

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