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Card Making 1: Tools and Supplies

teacher avatar Skye Creates, Editor, artist, writer, crafter

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. Course outline

    • 2. Essential tools

    • 3. Card and paper stock

    • 4. Glues and adhesives

    • 5. Paper punches

    • 6. Stamps and stamping supplies

    • 7. Paper dies and die cutting

    • 8. Embossing

    • 9. Collections

    • 10. Embellishments

    • 11. Project

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About This Class


This is an introductory course to card-making outlining all the essential and not-so-essential tools and supplies you will need to get you started.  My future courses will look at specific techniques in detail.

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Skye Creates

Editor, artist, writer, crafter


I live in a small town in rural New Zealand and work as a freelance editor, writer and digital photo restorer from home.

My passion is arts and crafts and I have taught on Skillshare under the name 'Skye Creates' since 2018. In June 2021 I decided to rebrand myself as 'One Crafty Zebra' and focus on my YouTube channel so that I can reach a broader audience and write craft books instead of video courses.

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11. Project: You can get started making cards right away without having to buy a lot of expensive equipment. These cards are being made with a variety of storyboard punches, colored papers, embellishments, stickers, ribbons, trims and other odds and ends. To begin with will start a very basic card. So I'm beginning with a very basic blank card. These you can either make yourself using just standard code folded and Fof O purchased from us shop, craft shop. Now you could just use it, strike like that, but it's always nice to add a little bit of an extra background to it. So I'm going to go, I think for this paper, I think looks quite good with the other embellishments that I've had on my table. So I'm going to cut this to fit my card. So be cutting across here in here. You don't have to worry about measuring two perfectly. It doesn't matter if there's a slight overlaps. What I always do is I always cut on the back side. Or do you like to do is just use a pencil to mark. So I'm going to leave a little bit of an edge just to give us some of the yellow background. Nice. I'm gonna mark a line there and I'm going to mark lining those up. Ok, cut my paper, backgrounds hyper. And now I'm going to apply it to the cloud. And you can either use a glue stick for the US or double-sided tape. Preferred double-sided tape. So I'm just going to apply that. Just tear with your fingers doesn't have to be perfect. Remove the backing. We apply. So this forms the basis of my card. And what I'm gonna do now is basically just decorate it. And again, this Up to you, your tastes. There's no right or wrong way. It's really what you desire. I think I like this Trump, so I think I'm gonna go and make a birth of a and H over there. Some, I'm going to just stick that down. Again. I'm going to use the double-sided tape. The advantage to using double-sided tape instead of glue is that it dries and sticks immediately. I have found that if you use glue with ribbon, you'll lay it down. And then because the glue is still where it starts to creep up. So I go food double-sided tape but always. So I'll just go ahead and lay that down. Backing off. And it's also useful to, to LA yo ribbon down. First. With double-sided tape you can store re, adjust if it's not quite rise. Lay that down. And then cutoff Lee exists. All right. So when deciding what to decorate your card with, it often helps just to lay things are, get a feel for what you've got. And just play around with composition and sitting. And like anything else that basic arc principles apply here as well. Golden, Square and color palettes and things like that. It all applies as well, but we won't go into that here. This is basically just to get you going for I think I quite like this. So I'm going to do that. This one is just peel off. It's got a little I'm going to put that there. And everybody's got their own style and preferences. So just do your own thing. I'm going to put a co-owner. When using the peel craft, a knife aura is very often quite useful just to lift them away. And you can also use them to apply them. Their corner like so. For that one. I think wherever they are in the middle message in this year, again, I'm just going to carefully peel off the message. Me should always be stuck together. Right? So that's my sentiment. And I'm now going to apply some foam to the back to to raise it up. Or I could just stick it straight on, but I'm going to just give it a slightly 3D appearance by lifting it up. In fact, here we go. I've got my phone pieces. So people could click apply. And that's what I've done. And now I'll just fill up the backend. We got here, we got just might just not. Good enough for the book. I'm going to use one of these things. I'm just going to lift off the blue dot and place it on the underneath of the bone, apply it to the card. Now I could keep working that, but I think I'm actually just going to leave it at that, like they say, listens more. So that's a very basic card, just using very basic materials. And as I say, you can get quite a nice effect just from that. But in my later courses, I'll show you more sophisticated cards and other techniques as well.