036 Lyre Card Project


#036 – Lyre Greeting Card

Paper Casting Project

Celebrate a recital or concert by creating this beautiful card 
to go with delicious home-baked cookies to match!

Greeting card featuring painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #036 Lyre

Painted shortbread cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #036 Lyre

#036 – Lyre

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #036 – Lyre
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Cotton Linter)
1 paper casting* - #036 – Lyre (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 greeting card
2 pieces of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of sea green paper with a gold embossed music design (see photo below) approx. 2 11/16” square; and a piece of metallic gold paper approx. 3 1/8" square)

Acrylic paint – metallic gold
Optional:  gold glitter

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see 
Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.


1.  Let casting dry thoroughly. Then varnish the casting to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence. Variation: Varnish only the lyre design and leave background area unvarnished.
2.  Apply metallic gold paint to lyre as shown and let dry. 

3.  Optional: While paint is still wet, apply glitter (super fine would look best, but is not best for children to use). Variation: Let paint dry, then apply varnish on areas where glitter is desired, sprinkle on glitter while wet, then let dry thoroughly.
4.  Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting and to secure glitter in place.
5.  Cut papers to fit your card and to then fit one over the other leaving nice borders. Glue 2 pieces together and let dry. Then glue them to the card.
6.  Glue casting to center of top paper.

Painted shortbread Christmas cookies stamped with Rycraft cookie stamps

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