Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Em­bel­lish­ments -

easy to use in craft­ing, es­pe­cially the self-ad­he­sive kind that has a paper back­ing, as you can sim­ply draw shapes on the re­verse of it and cut them out. Cork is easy to cut with a punch, diecut­ter or dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors, but you may find that very tiny shapes can be tough to punch. Al­though cork is a mid-brown shade, it’s ac­tu­ally very easy to colour with mark­ers or

such a fun and play­ful el­e­ment to cards, and as you can make them or buy them in a va­ri­ety of colours, you can match them to ev­ery sea­son. Stripy straws are very pop­u­lar at the mo­ment, as they have a retro feel. On the card here, a straw was used as part of a mini sen­ti­ment sign. This works well when you are mak­ing cards in

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