Beautiful handmade encouragement cards are one-of-a-kind ways to connect with friends, especially during this time of pandemic. It’s amazing how a simple gesture like sending a card to someone to let them know you are thinking of them can spread sunshine.

Here’s one card with the perfect sentiment.

Handmade Encouragement Cards

We made this card in a recent Facebook Live in my community of paper crafters. In fact, this was card number three in a “step-it-up” interactive presentation. I do love getting together and getting creative with a bunch of friends every Tuesday night. You can join in too, just by clicking here.

Let’s take a closer peek so you can see the different intensities of colour.

Handmade Encouragement Cards

Handmade Encouragement Cards

Can you see how pretty those dots are along the edge of the panel? So subtle and delicate.

What Makes This Card Stand Out?

  • the pretty stamps – I used the Positive Thoughts stamps in Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake colours
  • different intensity of colour – each stamp was inked once, spritzed and then stamped again (and in some cases, one more time again)
  • a bordered focal point image – this is easy to do with the awesome Nature’s Thoughts Dies – want to see how to make it?Click here to see the video (especially the part where I used dental floss 🤪!)!
  • the longer banner offset with the champagne flower and a few faceted dots

Now you don’t want to leave the inside naked. The technique we used on the front we repeated for the inside so it perfectly coordinates.

Handmade Encouragement Cards

Over to You!

It’s time to get into your craft space and make a wonderful card for someone special in your life. Search out a stamp set with lots of detail like the Positive Thoughts. Or pick this lovely set up by clicking on the image below.

Handmade Encouragement Cards

Thanks So Much

I always appreciate when you take a moment to drop in to see what I’m playing with! I hope you’ve grabbed an idea or two to use in your own paper crafting.

If you love this card, you’re going to want to check this one out too featuring a very similar technique.

Handmade Encouragement Cards

I’d love to hear how your handmade encouragement cards have made a positive impression on someone – drop me a line anytime at [email protected].

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