Letter it - greetings cards
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!
To create the decorative elements for your cards, knead an appropriate amount of FIMO until soft and roll it into a ball.
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.
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.
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.
What you need
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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