215 Love Birds Card Project

#215 – Love Birds Greeting Card

Paper Casting Project

Create this beautiful card for Valentine's Day,
an anniversary or a wedding!

Greeting card featuring painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #215 Love Birds

Rycraft terra cotta cookie stamp #214 Love Birds

          

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #215 – Love Birds
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Cotton Linter)
1 paper casting* - #215 – Love Birds (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 greeting card
1 piece of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of lavender to match our birds, approx. 2 3/4” square)
Permanent gold marker (Pilot or Uchida)
Paint – metallic gold, dark rose, medium rose, metallic rose, medium lavender, light lavender
Glue

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

Instructions:

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 bird and flower design and leave background area unvarnished.
2. Apply dark rose paint to 3 tulips and let dry. Then apply medium rose paint as highlights to raised portions of tulips. Apply metallic rose paint to center of heart. Let dry.
3. Apply medium lavender paint to 2 birds and tail feathers. Let dry. Then apply light lavender paint as shown to highlight raised portions (making sure to avoid birds’ eyes) and let dry.
4.  Apply metallic gold paint to 3 stems and around heart as shown and let dry. 
5.  Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
6.  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.
7.  Glue casting to center of top paper.
8.  Use gold marker to draw box around artwork approx. 3 3/8” square.

Closeup of painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #215 Love Birds

Greeting card designed and created by Alex Haug.


Bake a batch of springerle cookies to match!


Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #215 Love Birds and cut out with scallop cookie cutter


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