385 Stork Card Project

#385 – Mr. Stork Greeting Card

Paper Casting Project

Create a beautiful card for a baby shower or  
to celebrate the birth of a precious new baby!

Greeting card featuring painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #385 Mr Stork Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #385 Mr Stork and cut out with scallop cookie cutter

Materials Needed: 

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #385 – Mr. Stork
100% cotton linter (Rycraft Cotton Linter)
1 paper casting* #385 – Mr Stork (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 greeting card
1 pieces of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of sky blue approx. 2 7/8" square)
Paint – white, sky blue (to match decorative paper), yellow, orange
4 small half-pearls (from craft store)
Optional:  Ultra-fine 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. 
2.  Cut blue paper to size. Then apply white paint to look like clouds (you can experiment with white paint mixed with blue if you like). Let dry and then glue 4 half-pearls to 4 corners. Then glue finished piece of paper to card.

3.  Apply blue paint around stork's body as shown and let dry. 
4.  Mix white with blue paint and apply light blue to base of smallest feathers as shown and let dry. Note: Leave tips of feathers white.
5.  Apply orange to feet, beak, and inside of bundle and let dry. 
6.  Apply yellow to outside of bundle and let dry. Optional:  Apply glitter to bundle while yellow paint is still wet. Let dry.
7.  Optional: Apply another coat of white paint to highlight raised portions of stork's body. 
8.  Optional: Varnish again to protect painted casting and let dry thoroughly.
9.  Glue casting to center of blue cloud-painted paper already on card.

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Greeting card designed and created by Alex Haug.

...and bake some Mr. Stork baby shower cookies!

Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #385 Mr Stork and cut out with scallop cookie cutter

Plate of springerle cookies stamped with Rycraft cookie stamps and cut out with scallop cookie cutter

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