Regali DIY (49) – Stencil cards (English)

Do you want to create your own greeting cards?

Although it may seem like a difficult undertaking, by following some advice it will actually be much easier than you think.

Maybe not everyone has acrylic colors at home, but there are a thousand other ways to color, such as with simple glitter or even salt.

It will only take a little patience to cut the cardboard and the stencils (which you can download from the internet and print).

Don’t worry … you don’t want to try creating your own stencils? You can buy them ready-made and you can reuse them for as many times as you want 😉

Let’s see the procedure.

Gift N. 49



colored cardboard – acrylic colors or glitter, or salt up if you really don’t have any colors at home – glue (that stick is more practical because it does not damage the cardboard) – cutter – white sheets

Download your stencils to cut out from the internet, or buy them ready-made.

Cut the cards according to the size of your stencils. The easiest procedure is to fold a card in half (length or height, as you prefer), and then apply your stencil on top.

To hold the stencil in place, just fix it to the cardboard with paper tape, which will be easier to remove once you’re finished.

Apply the glue (being careful not to damage the stencil, especially if you did it yourself).

The stencils purchased ready are made with materials that prevent them from breaking, so it is advisable to use them the first few times you will try this operation.

Go over with the glitter (make a few pieces at a time so that the glue doesn’t dry out).

Of course, you can do the same thing using salt or acrylic paints.

For acrylic colors I recommend using a rather soft sponge and dipping it in the color. Before applying it on the cardboard it is best to pass it on a piece of paper, so that you get a spray effect.


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