Paper crafts expert Kimber McGray shares her go-to cardmaking techniques for thank you cards that amaze! Use punches in new and creative ways and add interest with scalloped ombré layers. Make playful paper flowers, 3-D embellishments and more, for a touch of whimsy on any card. Moving on, embrace texture with embossed paper, acetate and chipboard, and become comfortable with either freehand or machine embossing techniques. Get Kimber's tips for using a variety of stamps to achieve the look you want, even on cloth or ribbon, and learn how to select and use the right powders and inks for gorgeous heat embossing! Finally, let your creativity loose with stencils, ink, pens and more, for truly custom cards. Plus, get an exclusive kit packed with the paper, stamps and stencils that Kimber uses throughout your class, available for purchase right here on Craftsy!
Meet paper craft artist and card designer Kimber McGray and preview the skills you'll learn in this class to make fun thank you cards. You can watch the lessons all the way through, or use the class as a reference, skipping to techniques you want to learn or refresh as you desire.
This lesson is all about using punches creatively. Use border punches to jazz up the edges of your cards and to make layering pieces and frames. Kimber shows you how to align your edges to get even scallops and how to troubleshoot any problems. See how to make a fun card with scalloped ombré layers, then embellish your card with an accordion flower made with a border punch and scored folds.
Say thank you with whimsical paper flowers and 3-D embellishments. Use punches, scissors and more with Kimber's guidance to create paper layers that form the basis of a scrunched flower, a 3-D flower and a spiral rose. Create more 3-D shapes such as butterflies or hearts to make your cards pop!
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