I make handmade cards for people. This started around 2004. At first, it was just layering a few pieces of textured paper and personalizing the inside to fit the occasion. Then I wanted to explore different shapes and ways of opening the card and how the card could be displayed/hung.
This is a card and envelope I made from materials I have left over from art school. Card stock, thread, brown paper used for covering books, colored paper. #5 sepia micron pen, exacto knife, spray mount, glue gun with glue stick, and the ever trustworthy 18” steel ruler and cutting mat. That’s it. Unless you want to factor in the medical tape I used to tape my fingers and wrist to help with stability while I was cutting. Oh, I also used a pencil grip on my exacto knife-what a lifesaver.