In our example we used gel rollers in white (colour code 049) and silver (054). You can see everything you need at a glance in our photo.
Think about how you want your page layout to look, then sketch it out lightly in pencil. We chose the quote “Age only matters if you are cheese”, illustrated with a piece of cheese (what else!). If you write the quote in hand lettering, the overall effect of the card will be much more interesting. As you write, you can vary the size of the letters and the letter spacing, use either upper or lower case, and anything from really bold to very fine lettering.
Next, use the gel rollers to go over all the pencil strokes. We used the silver pen to colour in the word “only”, and the white gel roller to go over the other parts of the quote.
To finish off, draw a piece of cheese in white, and remember to add a birthday candle. The ink covers the card very well, so the pencil lines will be invisible afterwards.
You can follow the same steps to add any other motif of your choice – as you can see from the mountain card in our photo, which uses a combination of white and a variety of dramatic metallic shades.
Products and materials
edding 2185 gel roller
- Dark-coloured card, e.g. brown
An easy craft idea to announce your little one’s arrival
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