You will need to decide on the base colour of your card stock paper. In this instance I have used a green card and folded it into a DL size. If you have a score board and bone tool I would strongly recommend you use it to create a neat and crisp fold in the card.
Next, you will then need to have a look in your card making supplies and find a piece of paper that you can use to cover the bottom half of the card. I used double sided tape to fix the paper in place.
I would recommend using a card stock paper that has a small amount of the same colour as the top half of the card so that it matches nicely.
You will then need to find a small strip of ribbon. Here I have used a reddish brown colour ribbon as it matches the paper I have used quite well. Because the card is thin you won’t need to use much so hunt around in your card making supplies for a scrap that has been left over from another card making project.
You will need to select a stamp from your rubber stamp collection to use as the main image. I have used a teddy bear stamp. The stamped image can then be coloured in using whatever colouring tools you prefer to work with. Here I have used Pro marker pens which do a really good job and make the image look really professional.
To finish off your rubber stamped image it is always best to mat and layer it. Begin by using your base colour, (the colour you used for the base of the card) you will probably find you have little off cuts that will fit really well.
Then use the patterned paper you used for the bottom half of the card. Leave a slightly bigger border this time.
Then use a darker colour. Here I have used brown Bazzill cardstock to give the final border a darker edge, so it doesn’t get lost on the front of your homemade card.
Finally, place the picture on the top half of the card using double sided tape, or on 3d foam if you wish the image to stand out a little. I have left the bottom half plain however you could add some additional embellishments, or your personal greeting card verses for this homemade card idea.