Here's an effective way of creating really classy looking greetings card!

You will need:
  • Cardboard box card
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Sticky tape
To make one of these cards, you need to make some printing blocks.

They're made from scraps of cardboard box card. Some larger, some smaller - but the cardboard box card needs to be quite sturdy and thick.
Use PVA glue to stick things on one side.

You can use anything you like - it's up to you - as long as it's not too bulky. This one has rubber bannds...
...this one has criss-crossed masking tape...
...this one has string...
...and this one has paper clips.
When the PVA glue has dried, you need to bend some small strips of cardboard box card into a V-shape, like this.
Tape a couple of these onto the back of each printing block, like this.

The V-shape strips of card make handles and complete the printing blocks.
To print, you need to cover the printing blocks with paint.

Metallic paint works well - just brush it on.
When the print block is fully loaded with paint, take some coloured paper or card, and make your print!

Just press down firmly...
...and reveal!
The idea is to keep loading your printing blocks with different colours.
You get really interesting effects if you mix and match loads of things on the same piece of paper.
The idea is to keep experimenting.

You'll end up with printed sheets like these.
Why not cut one into a rectangle, and stick it to a piece of folded card, to make a greetings card?
You can use the method to make gift tags and wrapping paper too.

Try it yourself!