Hello fellow dilettantes! Surprised to see me? I know it’s been far too long since my last post, especially since I had just talked about re-working my timing to fit with my new work schedule. But I am back now and ready to cook, craft, read, create, and blog about it all!
So my supervisor just recently came back from a three-week paternal leave after his wife had a gorgeous little baby girl. There is also another woman in the office who is currently on maternal leave and brings in her baby once and a while. Plus I have been seeing cute little guys and gals everywhere lately for some reason, so a post about babies just seemed to be calling out to me.
I wanted to give a little something to my supervisor when he returned, but a classic card just seemed too, well, predictable. So I did some research and came across this great idea to make image cards, and what’s better for a baby card than a cute little onesie and a baby elephant?!
Now here’s the thing: I am a half-decent drawer if I have something to look off of and replicate, but I am hopeless at drawing the same thing twice, so creating a symmetrical card posed a challenge. Luckily, I happened to remember a neat trick I learned in elementary school which makes exact copies of drawings, so that’s what I used and I will share it with all of you!
1) Fold your paper in half and crease it, then draw your picture on one half of the paper using a pencil.
2) Fold the paper over and trace over your drawing that you can see through the layer beneath.
3) Unfold the paper again to your original drawing.
4) Trace over the second drawing so you now have a reflection of your image across from your original.
5) Cut out both images in one piece and you have your template!
6) Trace your template onto a piece of card-stock in your desired colour and there’s your card! Keep the template in a safe, dry place so you can pull it out and use it whenever you want.
Decorate your card, write a sweet note, then give it to your recipient and watch their smiles. =) Everyone loves the extra touch that comes with a homemade card, but creating a card in the shape of an image is just that little extra something.
Has anyone made image cards before? Please share!