Greetings cards for the budding gymnast in the family.
‘Gina(1) The outline is traced with black drawing pen
and the decorative gridwork uses a bold, straight grid. Blendable pencils
are used on the reverse of the parchment for the colour.
Gina(2) The decorative border is made with the
Pergamano semi-circle and star tools. Traced with black drawing pen,
blendable pencils are then used on the reverse of the parchment.
Gina(3) shows a graceful pose. As before, the outline
is traced with a fine black drawing pen and blendable pencils are used on
the reverse. The perforated decorations use the Pergamano semi-square tool.
Sonia the Swimmer. Traced with a black drawing pen,
Sonia is then coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils. The decorative
border is perforated with the Pergamano semi-circle tool.
Sam the Skier. Mostly traced with a black pen, the
perforated frame is worked with the bold straight grid. Blendable pencils
are used to colour on the reverse.
‘Steve the Skateboarder’ was created in response to
a plea for a card suitable for a boy. A
very simple design to make, Steve is mainly traced with a black drawing pen
and coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils. The simple grid panels are perforated on the bold straight
'Sadie the Skateborder'. A great design if you have a
tomboy in the family. Just like Steve, Sadie is traced very simply with
sepia and black drawing pens and coloured on the reverse with blendable
pencils. The border was created with a Pergamano Moon tool, but you could
also use a semi-circle tool to get almost the same effect.
'Tina the Tennis Player'. Is this girl tennis player a
future Wimbledon winner or perhaps she is just enjoying a game in the park? Traced with sepia ink, the picture is
coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils. The oval border uses the
semi-circle and star tools. The outer border is traced and then perforated
with the two needle tool before being cut out.
Luke Loves Karate.
This design is traced with a fine black drawing pen, then coloured on
the reverse with blendable pencils. Behind
the figure are decorative panels perforated on a bold diagonal grid.
Susie the Skater is
traced and coloured in the same
way as Luke but the moon tool is used
in a cut–out edge and also in an oval frame around the figure.