Make Your own Greeting Cards With Pushed Flowers
Before you decide to make your own homemade cards there are one or two things to consider if you want to do this as a hobby or home craft or even a small business. Firstly, you will want your cards to look as professional as possible. No-one wants to obtain a card that looks do-it-yourself.
Secondly, you will want to use materials that are inexpensive and easily obtainable. And here you will find your handmade homemade cards to be the perfect answer.
But above all you will want your homemade cards to be original. It’s no use trying to copy those ready-made cards you find in invitations shops. There is no way that you can take on them.
To become a little more original, some people like to use recycled or even do-it-yourself cardboard for their homemade cards but this is optional. You can start out with any firm cardboard and then move about the more specialized types.
Of course you can purchase sheets of cardboard in all colours but I prefer to use white or cream because the pushed flowers are colorful in themselves and you don’t want to overwhelm them.
The bottom line is that you need to approach your card making from a different angle — an angle that involves using your creativity to make them totally original.
One of the most original ways to make your own homemade cards is with real pushed flowers.
Learning how to press flowers is actually not hard. And best of all, it really is a thrilling time. At the end of this article you will see where you can find some of the best kept secrets for pressing flowers.
A big benefit from using pushed flowers to make your homemade cards is that the buyer of this type of card will think hard before throwing it away. In fact cards like these are often framed. Many are used as promotional gifts by commercial companies.
These are just some of the things to think about when you begin to make your own homemade cards. It’s a craft well worth pursuing.
Making your own homemade cards allows you to express your creativity; it’s always fun to do and at the end of the day, it can even bring in a tidy cash in on the comfort of your home.