Several weeks ago I walked through the process of how to design a handmade greeting card on Facebook live video. I’d like to re-visit that topic and share some of those same principles here on my blog.
Here’s the final card that I created.
How to Design a Handmade Greeting Card
- For me, the first step in designing any card is to decide “WHY” I’m making it. This one determination affects each of the other design decisions I make along the way.
- Next, I decide on the stamp set and colors I want to use for my card. In this case, the occasion of my card was determined because I wanted to try the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. I chose my project colors based on the colors of the coordinating designer paper.
- My third decision is to come up with a card layout idea. The layout I used on this card is one of my favorites that I use again and again. (I call these kind my “go-to” layouts. I can create them without much thought.)
- I started by stamping the border images. On the video, I give you some tips and walk you through my thought process as I created this one.
- Next, I turned my attention to stamping the sentiment. On the video, I talk about the design decisions I made regarding shape.
That’s a brief summary of how to design a handmade greeting card. Watch the video if you have ever wondered how I design my cards. I go into detail about the decision process I used for each of the elements. It takes about 15 minutes.
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to design a handmade greeting card. I’d love it if you’d leave a comment and let me know one new thing you learned from this post. Thanks!