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Clean Finish Question

Inside a large card I made showing a few layers of cardstock and designer paper

Inside a large card I made showing a few layers of cardstock and designer paper

When making any paper craft, especially cards, you can use techniques like wrapping ribbon around the card...or stitching the card.

How do you make a clean finished look on the inside of the card? I mean, no one wants to see the messy stitches on the inside!


That's a great question.

What I normally do is finish the layer I want on the front of my handmade greeting card, stitching, wrapping ribbon around it, pushing brads through it etc, then I layer that finished design onto my card blank. There will always be a whole piece of cardstock between the front image and the inside of the card that way. I did that for the inside of the card I show you above. Not only are there layers of cardstock and Designer paper to strengthen the card and hide my finishing bits, it is also made from a paper bag which adds another couple of layers. This finished card was not heavy or thick. I had pockets to place special tickets and memorabilia in it too.

You could cut and paste a piece of designer paper to the inside cover of your card instead, or cover whatever you don't want people to see with another embellishment.

I often make card toppers without adhering them to a card base till I decide to finish my cards. Then I simpley adhere my topper to a card base and automatically have no finishing bits showing.

I hope these ideas help and wish you a happy day of paper crafting.


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