Glittered Cards with Melissa
The advent of the holiday season means it's time to write and send your seasonal cards. Create shimmering cards that can double as tree ornaments by affixing glitter-coated leaves to card stock, then writing your greeting on the back. Alternately, you can create cards by using the leaves to enhance other festive images.
- Pressed leaf
- Craft glue
- Small paintbrush
- Flat black spray paint
- Silver or other color glitter
- Card stock
- Floral spray such as glossy wood tone (optional)
- Hole punch
- Length of ribbon
Paint the leaf on both sides; apply glitter to one side only. Allow to dry.
Cut one piece of card stock so it measures 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches and another measuring 2 1/2 by 4 inches. Glue the smaller rectangle onto the larger one.
To give the silver glitter a tarnished, antique look, spray it with the floral spray. Once it's dry, affix it to the small card-stock rectangle.
To use the card as an ornament, punch one hole at the center top of the card and another 1/4 inch below it. Thread a ribbon, back to front, through both holes. Tie a bow at the front of the card, over the bottom hole. You can also fold a length of ribbon in half lengthwise and thread the folded end, front to back, through the bottom hole. Slip the cut ends through the loop, and pull taut.
To create Martha and Melissa's Santa card: After affixing the picture to the card stock, use a utility knife to make slits on the top and bottom of Santa's arm. Then, slide the glittered leaf through the slits, and secure in place with glue.