How to Create Your Own "Line" of Greeting Cards

Written by Eileen Bergen

How to Create Your Own "Line" of Greeting Cards By: Eileen Bergen

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Do you like to design and print your own greeting cards using any ofrepparttar popular graphics programs available? Do you want some recognition for your work? Maybe even a backdoor way to supplement your income?

Why giverepparttar 116100 company that maderepparttar 116101 program allrepparttar 116102 credit? Make your greeting cards uniquely yours by creating your own logo. Then every card you send or sell will have your personal advertisement attached.

You can easily do so using your greeting cards programís "Back Page Art" or create your own logo from scratch.

First, create and save your logo. In your graphics program, open a blank page. Go torepparttar 116103 "Art Gallery" and look throughrepparttar 116104 "Back Page Art" or any other category, such as "Backgrounds" or "Flowers", that you would like to use in your logo.

Select your design(s)and paste them ontorepparttar 116105 blank page. Add a text box and type in your data. Be sure you include your name, phone number and your e-mail so customers can get in touch with you to place an order. Vary

the fonts and text colors until you are satisfied.

Click onrepparttar 116106 artwork you selected fromrepparttar 116107 "Art Gallery". Move your mouse overrepparttar 116108 artwork untilrepparttar 116109 "Move" symbol (looks like a fancy plus sign) appears. Click and hold down to moverepparttar 116110 artwork where you want it in

relation to your text. Release click.

Gold-Washed Etched Glass Votive Candle Holders

Written by Eileen Bergen

Gold-Washed Etched Glass Votive Candle Holders By: Eileen Bergen The Artful Crafter


Clear Glass Container(s) (I used votive candle holders, but any size or type of clear glass container can be used in this project.) Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel Surface Conditioner Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel White Frost Glass Etching Paint Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel Clear Gloss Glaze Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel Diluent Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel Satin Finish 14K Gold Paint for Tile, Glass & Ceramic Newspaper Paint brush Small make-up type sponge Cup or film canister for paint mixing Bottom half of empty egg carton.

I decided to finish off my project by heat embossing some stars aroundrepparttar rim ofrepparttar 116099 candle holders. This step andrepparttar 116100 following supplies are optional.

Detail Gold Embossing Powder InkADinkADo Celestial Rubber Stamp Collection
Embossing Heat Tool Clean sheet of paper to retrieve unused embossing powder.


1.Wash candle holder(s) in hot soapy water. Drip dry.

2.Place candle holder(s) upside down on newspaper. Brush exterior with surface conditioner and let air dry. Once conditioned, do not touchrepparttar 116101 surface to be etched. The oils from your fingers will preventrepparttar 116102 etching cream from working.

3.Using a clean (make-up type) sponge, wipe etching cream overrepparttar 116103 surface ofrepparttar 116104 glass. Smooth carefully to be sure there are no bumps. Let dry. I used three coats to getrepparttar 116105 level of etched look I wanted.

4.In a small paper or plastic cup or film canister, mix equal parts of 14K Gold Paint with Clear Gloss Glaze. Dilute this mix with diluent (1 part paint to 3 parts diluent) to obtain a free-flowing paint forrepparttar 116106 wash.

5.Turnrepparttar 116107 candle holder(s) upright. Pourrepparttar 116108 wash in and carefully rotaterepparttar 116109 container to coverrepparttar 116110 interior withrepparttar 116111 gold paint. When you are satisfied withrepparttar 116112 depth and evenness of coverage, pour any excess paint intorepparttar 116113 next glass container to be painted or intorepparttar 116114 film canister if there is enough to save. Invertrepparttar 116115 glass candle holder(s) and gently set onrepparttar 116116 inverted egg carton bottom. After a few minutes, tilt to a different angle so thatrepparttar 116117 paint drains without leaving drip marks.

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