I came across an amazing wild strawberry leaf made by a number of needle pokes through paper. It's simple, yet stylish - a beautiful piece of art. I am not much of an artist but I thought, "I am going to try that" and being practical I decided to do Christmas cards and have them ready to be sent when time comes.
The process requires patience but I found it somewhat calming. Poke by poke and blank cards were covered with snowflakes, Christmas trees and greetings - formed by pinholes.
1. To make the pinhole cards you will need:
- Blank cards;
- Some templates if wanted;
- Adhesive tape to hold the template;
- A pin;
- A soft surface (I used a computer mouse pad).
- Coloured paper for card insert;
- Cutting board;
- Paper cutter.
2. Place the template over a blank card or two (N. B. the hand cramps up quicker when pushing through more than two cards). Use some tape if you want the template to stay firm on the card.
3. Then... oh joy... poke the holes in the card following the template. N.B. Lower quality paper is easier to tear up when poking. A cotton paper might be a perfect choice - a wild strawberry leaf was pinholed on such.
4. Cut out the insert of a wanted size and glue it to the card.
5. That is all. Enjoy your handmade card and send that joy to your beloved ones with the warmest greetings.
6. And do as many cards as your hand allows ;)