Transforming your coloring art into a greeting card is as simple or as complex a process as you would like it to be. To create a basic card, you will need sturdy cardstock, scissors or a paper trimmer, a scoring tool and ruler, and paper adhesives (Photo 15).
First, choose cardstock that coordinates with your colored artwork (Photo 16).
Next, cut the cardstock to size— a typical card base will be twice the length or width of your colored panel with approximately 1/4inch border around the panel (Photo 17).
Using a ruler and/or scoring tool, score across the center of the cardstock piece (Photo 18) and fold in half along the scored line.
Apply double-sided adhesive to the back of your colored panel (Photo 19) and adhere the panel to the card base (Photo 20).
To change the look of the card, a simple gatefold or easel-style card will work well to display your colored artwork. To make a standard gatefold card, cut sturdy cardstock twice the width of your colored panel. Center the colored panel on the cardstock and lightly mark along both edges with a pencil. Score across at the cardstock along the pencil marks (Photo 21).
Fold the outer panels in toward the center along score lines (Photo 22).
Adhere colored panel to the inside back panel (Photo 23) and decorate the front panels as desired with additional coloring pages, stickers, gems or ribbon.
To create an easel-style card, cut a sturdy piece of cardstock to size.
Score across cardstock at the middle, and score again halfway between first scored line and edge of cardstock (Photo 24).
Fold in along both scored lines (Photo 25).
Adhere small dimensional item such as buttons to bottom edge of card to hold easel panel in place using adhesive dots.
Adhere colored panel to front of easel card using doublesided adhesive (Photo 26).