Try making a printing stamp to make a big batch of cards easily. We made star Thank You cards. However, you could also use this method to make a large number of Christmas cards or party invitations.
You can also keep your printing plate to make another batch of homemade cards for another occasion.
Quick and easy way to make a big batch of homemade cards
Time: 15 minutes
Age: Any Age
Foam craft sheet or piece of polystyrene food tray
Pen or pencil with pointed tip, or skewer
White PVA glue
Block of wood/plastic or piece of thick cardboard.
We used a piece of craft foam sheet
Cut a piece of foam sheet or polystyrene food tray the same size as you want your print to be.
Score a design in the foam or polystyrene with the pen. You want to press quite heavily to score a decent indent in the foam. You can try drawing a simple picture. However, random dots and squiggles also look great when printed. We drew a star and added some extra wiggles and spots.
Score the design in with a pointed pen, pencil or skewer
Glue the foam piece to the block with PVA glue.
Foam glued to an offcut of flat wood
When dry, brush a thin later of paint over the foam and go over it with the roller. You want to try to get a thin but even coverage.
A roller helps to get an even thin layer
Press the printing block onto a blank card and lift off carefully.
Repeat by rollering on another thin layer of paint and printing onto a new card.