This is a lovely card idea for a male relation / friend or a cricket fanatic and can be used for any occasion. If you want to make the card for a specific occasion simply add a peel off sticker or greetings banner horizontally or even vertically anywhere on the dark green handmade mulberry paper frame.
What you will need to make this card:
- White 7″x5″ card blank
- Die-Cut Decoupage Sheet – Cricket
- Dark green handmade mulberry paper
- Decorating chalks
- Sponge dauber
- Low tack stencil/masking tape
- Double sided sticky tape
- Sticky foam pads
- Craft knife, pencil, ruler & cutting mat
How to make this card:
Cut two 15cm long x 2.5cm wide strips and two 20cm long x 2.5cm wide strips from the dark green handmade mulberry paper. Next lay the strips on your craft mat in a rectangle with the corners overlapping and secure with low tac masking tape, using the lines on your craft mat to ensure the strips are all straight and are in a perfect rectangle. The rectangle should measure around 11.5cm wide x 16.5cm long. Take your craft knife and ruler and cut diagonally across each corner cutting through both layers of handmade mulberry paper. This should leave you with a frame with four perfect mitered corners. Click on the image below to see step by step pictures (we have used orange handmade mulberry paper here as it shows up better in the photos).
Stick the frame to the card blank using double sided sticky tape along all the underside edges of the handmade mulberry paper.
Next use the sponge dauber and some bright green chalk to make a green coloured border along the inside of the frame. Use a ruler to ensure a crisp straight edge on the card blank inside the frame. Allow the chalk to overlap the frame as this makes a nice lighter green highlight effect on the inside edge of the frame.
Finally press out all of the image ‘A’ sections from the cricket die-cut decoupage sheet and layer them in the correct order on the centre of the card blank (inside the frame) using sticky foam pads.
Card Idea by Jill