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Greeting cards and gift tags

Greeting cards and gift tags
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Greeting cards and gift tags
Gifts and invitations come from the heart. That‘s why it‘s nice to be able to give them an extra-special, individual touch. Gift tags made out of FIMOair are easy to emboss using cookie stamps. The metallic markers are then perfect for adding a final sparkling finish. Greeting cards, invitations or labels for home-made jams etc. look particularly attractive when written in beautiful handwriting. With the calligraphy markers and a little practice, you too can create unique designs of your own.
 

Roll the white FIMOair light out to an approx. 5mm thick sheet.

Tip:
Only roll out the quantity required. Wrap any left-over material in clingfilm, place in an airtight container and store in a cool place. 

Begin by moistening the cookie stamp a little. Then press it into the sheet of FIMOair applying an even amount of pressure as you do so. When making more than one gift tag, leave a gap of approx. 10 mm between them.

Use the round shaped cutter to cut the embossed gift tag out and make a hole with the toothpick for hanging. Then leave to dry in the air or harden in the microwave.

Hardening:
Leave the gift tags to dry in the air at room temperature for 1 day or harden in the microwave in only 10 minutes at 600 watts.

IMPORTANT:
In order to avoid overheating, a glass of cold water must be placed in the microwave during the hardening process. Harden within 1 hour of modelling (100 g / 10 min).

Once the tags have dried or hardened, smooth over the edges using the sanding sponge.

Use the metallic markers to finish the tags off however you like and decorate with matching ribbons.

Use the ruler and a pencil in degree 2B to copy the exercise sheet grid onto the card. Then write the letters using the narrow side of the calligraphy marker. Make sure the tip of the calligraphy marker is always placed on the paper at the same slant and that you keep it at an approx. 45° angle. The pencil lines can be erased once the marker ink has dried.

Tip:
Beautiful handwriting with the calligraphy maker requires a little practice first. So simply print out multiple copies of the exercise sheet and try your hand at different writing styles.

Draw patterns on the card using the pencil. Then colour in with the metallic markers.

Tip:
Not allowing the pen to turn in your hand whilst writing will give the stroke an elegant tapered look at the start and finish.

A 3D effect can be achieved by going over the underneath and left-hand edges of the pattern with the calligraphy marker.

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