How to add your own easy text art to your cards

How to create your own text art

Hello and welcome back to Renee’s corner. Today we are going to add simple text art to our card making.

Type of project: Card making

Occasion: Just Because


Techniques used:Lettering, paper folding, stencilling

Decoration: Text Art, ephemera

Main colours:Yellow, green, red and brown

Medium used:markers, stencil,

Equipment used:Paper trimmer

DIY Text Art

DIY Text Art

Text art can be used as an element of embellishment for your cards. To do it yourself, requires a steady hand and eye. Most people would probably prefer to use word stamps either digital, mounted or unmounted rubber and acrylic which are precise in design. If you wish to do it yourself, I would suggest that you start by using straight lines for the design referred to as serif fonts.

What can you do with DIY Text Art

If you create your own text art, you can have so much fun with it. You can add swirls, dots, stripes, colour, images. It is unimaginable the types of textures you can play with.

Today’s project

For today’s project, I started off with a 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 white card stock which I scored and folded in a gatefold design. Next, I selected a geometric designed stencil for the background of the card.  The colours I selected were from Altenew fresh Dye new ink selections called Summer Sunrise and Ocean Dreams.

Adding TextArt to your project


I first stencilled the design onto the back and front of the white card base. Next I drew guidelines on the front of the card to create the lettering on the front. Using a ruler I began forming the letters, which I then outlined using a brown marker. Afterwards I filled in the outline and added dots to the letters with a white gel pen and added a border to the lower half of the card.

For embellishment, I added some ephemera and green striped paper to enhance the overall design card.

The finished card

I hope you will try making your own text art next time after reading this article.