For the holidays, it is customary to give gifts, small and large, expensive and not so, necessary things and cute trinkets. But remember with what delight you took the presented postcard in your hands and how carefully you kept it for years. How many hours did you spend in the store, sorting through stacks of colorful cards to please your loved one? Postcards are pieces of fond memories. And a postcard made with your own hands is also a piece of your soul.
It is necessary
Various types of cardboard, stationery and decorative glue, colored with glitter and transparent. You will also need voluminous paints for decoration, confetti, small Christmas tree decorations, metallized self-adhesive film, double-sided adhesive tape, loose glitter, paper ribbons and bows from packages with flower bouquets, semolina or sugar, gel pens, a pencil and eraser, a ruler and scissors, stationery knife
Take a sheet of A4 cardboard, fold it in half and go over the fold, pressing firmly on it with a ruler. Choose landscape or portrait orientation as you like. Spread transparent decorating glue around the perimeter of the page and sprinkle with a thin layer of semolina or sugar, add confetti as desired. Let dry.
Take decorative ornaments. These can be bells, cones, small balls, boxes, snowmen, snowflakes. Distribute them on a sheet, mark with a simple pencil where they are located. Using office glue, secure the parts to the cardboard. For bulky parts, use double-sided tape.
Cut a small rectangle out of white cardboard, glue it in the center of the card, attach a bow on one edge. The name of the recipient of the card is usually written on a white sheet of paper. On the centerfold of the postcard, write congratulations with gel pens.
Take a sheet of glossy black cardboard. Fold and position as desired. On a white sheet of cardboard with a simple pencil, draw the shape of flowers, hearts, stars, the same in shape, but different in size. Cut with scissors. Now place the resulting templates on the back of the golden self-adhesive tape. Circle 2-3 identical pieces with a pencil. Using a utility knife, cut out the parts, peel off the paper layer and press the sticky side onto the cover of the card.
On the centerfold, write the name of the birthday person or the word "Congratulations!" Since the cardboard is black and glossy, do it with clear glue and loose glitter for decoration. While gently pressing on the tube of glue, imagine writing with a pen and tracing letters. We wrote one letter - immediately cover it with sparkles, let the glue dry and just blow off the excess.
The third option: the postcard can be made of pure white cardboard, tied with a silver paper ribbon and with decoration inside. To do this, cut out hearts of different shapes from different shades of pink cardboard using a pencil and a clerical knife. Attach the received parts to the postcard, mark the attachment points. Now glue. With a silver gel pen, you can draw patterns around the perimeter. Then circle the hearts with a simple pencil or make an inscription that should become voluminous. Gently apply volumetric paint for decoration along the pencil line. Take a hair dryer and dry the applied layer at a distance of 15-20 centimeters. A warm jet of air will make the paint convex. Allow time to harden, close the card and tie it with paper tape, such as the one used to decorate bouquets.