Using Fingerprints to Decorate Greeting Cards
Use your fingerprints as stamps to create this adorable greeting card with birds on a wire.
By Judi Watanabe
The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking (Quarto Publishing Group, 2016), by Judi Watanabe, explores a wide range of techniques and end products, making it a valuable reference for any crafter. So when the mood strikes, use the artistry you've learned to create personalized greetings for everyone you know!
There’s no better tool than the tips of your fingers. They are easy to clean, do not require a special purchase, and are easy to find. Use bright colored inks and a pen for added detail to make many different cards.
You Will Need
• Aqua ink pad
• 1 sheet white card stock, 8x5-1/4 inches
• 1 light blue folded note card 4-1/4x5-1/2 inches
• Fine-point pen
• Bone folder
1. Ink your index finger with aqua-colored ink. Press your inked finger onto the white cardstock approximately one-third from the top of the card. Repeat using your thumb to create a larger image.
2. Align a ruler near the bottoms of the fingerprints and draw a line extending the length of the card.
3. Using the fine-point pen, draw eyes onto the fingerprints as well as legs and feet. Set aside.
4. Score the blue cardstock in half to make a crisp folded card.
5. Adhere the fingerprint bird layer to the folded card.
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Reprinted with permission from The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking, by Judi Watanabe and published by Quarto Publishing Group, 2016.