It’s been a while since I’ve done some crafty content over here on the blog, but as the name suggests, I love making stuff and I have missed sharing my DIYs over here.
I often say that making cards was my first craft-love. As a child, I adored making cards for people and still do. Naturally, over time, my style has changed and I’ve honed my skills a bit since then (or so I’d like to think).
I recently made a really quick and simple card and thought I’d share it with you.
Ever walked into the hardware store and walked out with an armful of colourful paint chips? I know I have, much to the chagrin of the store assistants. Those colourful little chips have so much potential!
On a recent trip to the hardware store, I was running around, desperate to grab what I needed and leave. But something (maybe the fact that its a giant rainbow wall) stopped me in my tracks and made me go up to the paint chip wall, grab two and take them with me.
I decided to use one to make a simple gradient effect card. Its just in time for Fathers’ Day too, so why not give it a go.
You will need:
- Paint chip card
- White cardboard
- Double-sided tape/glue
- First, fold the cardboard to an appropriate size for your card.
- Then, cut the different shades from the coloured paint chip into equal squares. I used 9.
- Place them in a grid from lightest to darkest (you could do any order though).
- Once you’ve planned out your pattern, use glue or double-sided tape to stick them down.
- Lastly, add a message above or below the coloured squares. I used my favourite trusty alphabet stamps but you can use a pen, paintbrush or anything else.
That’s it! It’s pretty simple and I love the gradient look. If you give this a go, send me a pic! I’d love to see what you create.