Paper Crafts
three distressed ink card designs on blue background with a paint brush
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There's so much you can do with distressed ink, but we love it best for crafting easy, arty backgrounds for cards and other paper crafts. Use these techniques as a starting point, and you might love the results so much you let the background stand alone. Or get fancy and layer on your favorite embellishments — it's up to you!
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Finding Paper & Transferring Image
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Finding Paper & Transferring Image
The Sailboat
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The Background
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The Foreground
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Transform magazine paper into an impressionist collage that looks like a painting! Paper artist Shara Oliman shows you how using her signature methods and techniques. Using each piece of paper as a brushstroke, you'll see how to layer colors and textures to create an abstract masterpiece.
Shara Oliman
Shara Oliman
Shaker Card With Rainbow Sequins
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You've probably seen these fancy cards in stores — the ones with a little clear window full of sequins, beads or glitter bits that dance around when you give the card a shake. If you've ever wondered "could I make that myself?" the answer is most definitely yes! It's actually really easy.
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five easy DIY cards piled onto yellow background
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Need a card, like, now? Been there. But here's the good news: we've got all the inspo for quick cards that still look cute. You can make these cards in under 30 minutes, with supplies you probably already have around the house (or buried in your craft room). Score!
Rustic Floral Tablescape
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Decorate your party table.
Dino Birthday Candle
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Nobody's older than a dinosaur!
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