My girlfriend works in the activities department of an assisted living facility, and I promised her I’d send several cards (blank) plus all of the makings to create Christmas cards with her patients.
To begin assembly line card making, you’ll need:
–a bunch of card bases that are 8 1/2″ wide by 5 1/2″ tall and scored on the 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″ to create A2 size cards
–stamp the fronts of all of the cards at the bottom with Merry Christmas with Gina K Black ink
–stamp images, one per card, then either punch them or die cut them to make a nice surround to the image. I used old Stampin Up images, Christmas trees, snowmen, Santas and Christmas ball ornaments stamped with Gina K ink
–something for inside the cards..I chose a smallresin Santa that you’ll see later in the video
–varying sizes of silver, gold and red mirror and glitter cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ long and varying in widths from 1/4″ to 3/4″ for layering
–ribbon, I have red, gold and silver lengths
–doilies–I chose gold doilies as they really make the image on the card front stand out
–a coloring medium–I chose ARRTX alcohol markers
–glue I used Bearly Art Precision Glue
–gold snowflake scatter (normally used on tables) You can glue these to the front of your card or put a few loose inside
–gold glitter paper and mirror paper cut into a 2 1/2″ circle
After you gather all of these supplies, you can begin making your cards. I think the best way to handle making assembly line cards, is to color all of your images at once and then it’s simpler to put all of the cards together.
After the image is colored, decide how you want to put it on the card. I chose to lay two pieces of the red and gold mirror cardstock strips right above Merry Christmas near the botom of my card. Then I glued one of the gold doilies onto the upper portion of the card, but making sure it also takes up as much of the empty space on the card front as possible, then I put Santa up on foam dots and laid it on gold glitter circle I cut out, then glued the entire thing into the center of the doilie. I turned the card over and cut off any doilie that overlaps the edges.. I put one of the small resin Santas inside on a small Glue Dot.