Creating beautiful handmade cards for any occasion doesn’t have to be very complicated. With the right tools and some beautiful embellishments like this gorgeous Opal Vinyl from StyleTech Craft, the sky is the limit on what you can create. See how easy it is to add StyleTech Craft Opal Vinyl to your paper projects to take them from lovely to exquisite.
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Paper Crafting With Opal Vinyl
Creating personalized handmade cards for your friends and family can be something quite special. Using only paper when creating them can also be somewhat boring. I know there are beautiful paper products on the market today. Why not add another textile and combine the mediums? Adding vinyl to your paper crafts can give them just that extra something to make them pop! I also did this on the Graduation Poster I made for my son. Adding vinyl and paper products to the poster gave it lots of dimension.
Using Your Cricut For Crafting
For this project and all my card making projects, I use my Cricut Cutting Machine. With over 60k FREE images in their files (with a subscription) the possibilities are endless in what you can create.
I wanted a cute Easter design to send to my granddaughter. Something simple that I could add the Opal Vinyl to that will make it shine.
With all of the beautiful pastel colors in the opal vinyl (available in 8 different colors), I just knew it would make stunning Easter eggs.
I designed and cut my Easter card using my Cricut. You can see just how shiny the Opal Vinyl is in this picture. This is the pink vinyl, it is gorgeous!
Assembling Your Homemade Cards
Putting vinyl on to paper can be just a bit tricky if you have super sticky vinyl. I prefer to use transfer paper instead of transfer tape with my paper crafts. It is more like a masking tape feel and doesn’t pull the paper. Fewer rips and mistakes that way.
Cut, weed and prepare each piece for assembly. I trimmed them as close to the edges as I could once the transfer paper was applied, this will make layering the vinyl on top of each other a bit easier.
Assemble Your Homemade Card
Once all of your layers are where they should be, you can add additional color to your card. In the photo above, we used a basic blue ink pad to ink the edges just slightly. No special tricks for this, just run the ink along the edge of the cardstock. If it slips a little, that is ok, the natural look is in!
Just look at that shine. This picture is the closest I could get to showing you just how beautiful Opal Vinyl can be. You can almost see an entire spectrum of colors in just one sheet of vinyl! The colors will change as you move them around, it’s beautiful.
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