How to Make Roller Skate Cards

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Making roller skate cards is one way to embrace a bygone era.

In an age of lightning-fast technology that constantly evolves and develops, sometimes simpler pleasures more common in the past regain popularity. If you've recently developed a nostalgia for things like record players and roller skates, there's no reason why you can't indulge in them. For example; using roller skates as the theme image for a greeting card or the cardstock on an invitation allows you to embrace a bygone era, even if you don't have inherent artistic ability.

Things You'll Need

  • Cardstock
  • Rollerskate stencil
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 1/4-inch paintbrush
  • Acrylic paint
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    • 1

      Place an 8 1/2-by-11-inch piece of cardstock horizontally in front of you, on top of a flat surface. Fold the left edge to the right edge, making a vertical crease right through the middle.

    • 2

      Center a stencil in the shape of a roller skate on the top page of your card. Trace the roller skate in pencil.

    • 3

      Cut out the roller skate following your pencil lines with a pair of scissors. Dip a 1/4-inch paintbrush in acrylic paint and paint the roller skate in the colors of your choice, such as white with red trim or green with orange trim; it's up to you.

Tips & Warnings

  • Sprinkle glitter in the paint as it dries to give the cards a sparkly effect.

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  • "Card Making"; Sally Henry; 2008
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