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From: The Crafter’s Project Book, Mary Ann Hall
& Sandra Salamony, 2000
· Transparent copy film or acetate
· Copyright-free art
· Card stock or blank card
· Decorative accent paper
· Brass fasteners
· PVA glue
· General craft supplies
Makes one card
1. Photocopy selected images onto transparent film or acetate. Cut desired size.
2. Cut card stock to height and twice width of desired card and fold in half, or use purchased blank card. Cut or tear a piece of decorative paper and glue to card face with PVA glue. Glue a piece of decorative paper to the inside of the card for a writing surface.
3. Place the acetate piece in position at the front of the card. Cut a small straight slit through the layers of the card face where you will insert the brass fastener. Slide the brass fastener through the slit, and spread the arms open on the back of the card face to secure the image. Repeat as desired.
4. Add handwritten messages to the card face with colored pens or metallic markers.
Variation: Instead of using a brass fastener to attach the acetate image, use photo corners or a single machine stitch, or cut four small diagonal slits and insert acetate edges in the openings to hold in place.
Tip: Most copy shops carry transparent film appropriate for use in copy machines, but you can also purchase the acetate sheets at office and art supply stores. Plan to fill the sheet’s surface with designs to create multiple cards.