In this tutorial you will learn how to elegant cards for every occasion in a personalized yet low cost way.
Step 1: Supplies
The most important supply is an old wallpaper sample book you can find at your local paint store usually for about $1. Next, you will need cardstock or just some type of paper/construction paper will work. Any type of adhesive will work, I like to use glue sticks and/or modge podge. Xacto knifes work well for cutting out specific shapes from the wall paper book, but scissors are fine as well. I usually like to use paint pens as well, either to personalize your cards or just to add design. Watercolor can be nice if you are feeling ambitious.
Step 2: Paper Product Options
Tissue paper, pre-made blank cards, and laminating sheets are some materials you can considering using as well.
Step 3: Shapes and Patterns
You can mix and match by cutting out shapes from your wallpaper samples such as trees and hearts. Or you can find pictures/parts of your wallpaper that you like and incorporate those.
Step 4: Example 1
In this card, I used modge podge to adhere tissue paper to cardstock. Then cut out this cupcake shape from three different wall paper samples.
Step 5: Watercolor Example
In this card I layered wallpaper, tissue paper, and watercolors. I've also added mini-rhinestones (with superglue) which can be nice.
Step 6: Pre-made Card Sample
This is an example where I have used a pre-made card. I just cut out the fleur de lis shape from a wall paper and inserted it in the cut out section of this card.
Step 7: Alternate Materials
In this example I have actually used a very thin piece of wood purchased from a hobby store (usually used for making plane models) and decorated it by using paint pens.
Hopefully these examples have inspired and help you make your wall paper card creations, perfect for any occassion and easliy personalized.