E REID                 Dec 2012GREETINGS CARD DESIGN
EXAMPLES           Birthday cards
Christmas / Japanese
Christmas / Chinese
Christmas / Children of the world
Goodbye / Chemistry
Birthday / handbag
Engagement / bunnies
Birthday / Computer games
Birthday / Book covers
• MaterialsCOSTS   • Tools        • Time
•   Blank cards            •   EnvelopesMATERIALS   •   Paper            •   Glue
TOOLS• Scissors• Punches• Stamps
TIME• Time to design• Time to create• Consider simplicity or  complexity of design
•   Quick and easy••    Less chance of mistakes    Effective, professional look   SIMPLICITY•   Easy to mass produce•   Lo...
Amazing things can be achieved…with just WHITE   PAPER
Or by adding just   ONE COLOUR
Or withRECYCLEDMATERIALS•   Magazine pages•   Envelopes•   Junk mail•   Newspaper
LETTERING•   Stamps•   Punches•   Hand cut•   Printed•   Hand written
VARIATIONS on a theme• Create variety• Can personalise for recipient
Use yourIMAGINATION
Printed postcards                      •   Professional printing of your designs  Taking it FURTHER                      •...
Magazine articles
PROCESS      Breaking the process into steps helps when mass producing 1 - Design      4 - Edges2 - Template      5 - Glue...
DESIGN                       1         • Get inspiration         • Draw your ideas
TEMPLATE                                      2• Do a drawing at the same size as the finished  card
CUT                                           3 • Cut out the template • Use it to cut out coloured card or paper
EDGES                                         4• Use an ink pad or pen to add definition to the  edges of the paper
GLUE                                   5• Glue all the paper pieces in place
DETAILS                                      6 • Add any extra details or embellishments
Finished card
MAKING   •         •             Cut out trees from template             Draw around them on the back of patterned paper  ...
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  • Work here in school but in spare time do lot of crafts, one is card making Have been making as long as I can remember, still have some made when at primary Have had cards published in some craft magazines
  • Some of my work Like to come up with ideas different from what’s in shops
  • Xmas cards based on where I’ve been on holiday - Japan
  • Basics, but there’s a lot more available. I buy online and from craft shops Like to buy pre-made blank cards, as it gives a professional finish
  • Better results come with time and experience Getting to know your materials
  • The design we will do today is based on this idea of simplicity
  • Different textures possible
  • We will do this today – we will all work from a basic design but everyone’s card will be different
  • Come up with your own original ideas
  • These are some of the things I have done Getting postcards and xmas cards professionally printed Commissions – this is when someone says, “Could you make a special card for me to give to someone, they like Scotty dogs” or something like that I’ve sold stuff online on a site called Etsy, which is a bit like Ebay but for crafts Had crafts published in quite a few magazines, and even on the front cover:
  • Very rough sketch is all I do
  • Neaten up the sketch, make it bolder with black pen
  • I lay the template on top and cut out both together. But you can cut template first and draw round it.
  • I rub an ink pad along the edges. It gives a slight shadow and makes them stand out from the background
  • I use a glue pen – it is good for fine details
  • This is design we will do. Template in pack. Cut out and draw round it on back of coloured paper. Girly paper? – remember card is not for you, it could be for your girlfriend or mum. Glue snow to card and arrange trees. Groups of 3 look good. Any paper left – think of your own ideas.
  • Handmade greetings cards

    1. 1. E REID Dec 2012GREETINGS CARD DESIGN
    2. 2. EXAMPLES Birthday cards
    3. 3. Christmas / Japanese
    4. 4. Christmas / Chinese
    5. 5. Christmas / Children of the world
    6. 6. Goodbye / Chemistry
    7. 7. Birthday / handbag
    8. 8. Engagement / bunnies
    9. 9. Birthday / Computer games
    10. 10. Birthday / Book covers
    11. 11. • MaterialsCOSTS • Tools • Time
    12. 12. • Blank cards • EnvelopesMATERIALS • Paper • Glue
    13. 13. TOOLS• Scissors• Punches• Stamps
    14. 14. TIME• Time to design• Time to create• Consider simplicity or complexity of design
    15. 15. • Quick and easy•• Less chance of mistakes Effective, professional look SIMPLICITY• Easy to mass produce• Lower costs
    16. 16. Amazing things can be achieved…with just WHITE PAPER
    17. 17. Or by adding just ONE COLOUR
    18. 18. Or withRECYCLEDMATERIALS• Magazine pages• Envelopes• Junk mail• Newspaper
    19. 19. LETTERING• Stamps• Punches• Hand cut• Printed• Hand written
    20. 20. VARIATIONS on a theme• Create variety• Can personalise for recipient
    21. 21. Use yourIMAGINATION
    22. 22. Printed postcards • Professional printing of your designs Taking it FURTHER • Magazine work • Selling online • Commissions
    23. 23. Magazine articles
    24. 24. PROCESS Breaking the process into steps helps when mass producing 1 - Design 4 - Edges2 - Template 5 - Glue 3 - Cut 6 - Details
    25. 25. DESIGN 1 • Get inspiration • Draw your ideas
    26. 26. TEMPLATE 2• Do a drawing at the same size as the finished card
    27. 27. CUT 3 • Cut out the template • Use it to cut out coloured card or paper
    28. 28. EDGES 4• Use an ink pad or pen to add definition to the edges of the paper
    29. 29. GLUE 5• Glue all the paper pieces in place
    30. 30. DETAILS 6 • Add any extra details or embellishments
    31. 31. Finished card
    32. 32. MAKING • • Cut out trees from template Draw around them on the back of patterned paper •CARDS Cut them out • Glue snow and trees to card Then you can experiment with your own designs!

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