You know I’m always on the hunt for a good DIY. I love a project that is not only fun, it’s easy AND useful. I was recently lucky enough to be able to check out a copy of DIY Hand Lettering and I found the perfect project for all of those spring and summer events you’ll be attending.
Items You’ll Need:
Embossing Pen-I bought mine on Amazon
Blank Cards-Darby Smart purchase in kraft paper
Heat Tool-You can use an embossing specific tool, but a hair dryer also does the trick!
You may want to start out with a piece of scrap paper and a pencil. First, sketch out what you want the card to say. I like to use few words, so I can make them big and impactful. Once you know how you want it to look, grab the blank card.
Use the embossing pen directly on the blank card. If you don’t move too quickly, do one word at a time. Once you have one of the words done, sprinkle the embossing powder on the card. Don’t worry about using too much. Shake the powder around, then tap off the excess. (You can put it into the jar to reuse later.)
When you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful and custom card. This makes any occasion a little more fun!
If you like this project, be sure to check out everything else DIY Hand Lettering has to offer. There are a lot of fun projects.
The two authors also have other books and projects you can check out!
Melissa Averinos is the author of DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks as well as a designer, painter, good listener, and lover of strawberry rhubarb pie. She can usually be found getting messy in the studio in the back of her Cape Cod house. Visit her website atwww.yummygoods.com.
Asharae Kroll, cofounder of Grain and Compass, is a handlettering artist who specializes in incorporating her artwork into bespoke presentations for her clients–from handlettered physical gifts to handlettered details in wedding videos. Visit her website at www.grainandcompass.com