A friend of mine went to China for 8 months. She worked at a school as an English teacher. When she returned, my friends and I organized a surprise lunch and gave her this greeting card. “Welkom Thuis” means welcome home in Dutch.
The card has a slight Asian look & feel due to the cute cartoon-like eyes. My friend loves anime, so that’s why.
- Scissors / craft knife & self-healing cutting mat
- Black pen (fine-liner eventually)
- Blue and yellow pencil
- Alphabet stamps
- 1 sheet of blue, brown, light blue, red, pink, yellow, white paper
- Draw a sketch of my friend in a cartoon-like style on white paper.
- Cut out the hair shape from yellow paper. Make the bottom part look a bit pointy.
- Cut out a head shape and two hand shapes from pink paper. Compare these shapes to the hair piece to make sure the size is alike.
- Draw the eyes and mouth with a black fineliner or black pen on the head shape.
- Draw small lines with a yellow pencil on the hair shape.
- Cut out the shirt and sleeves shapes from light blue paper.
- Cut out the flag stripes from red, white and blue paper. These are the colors of the Dutch flag.
- Cut out the flagstick from brown paper. I didn’t have brown paper back then, so I used a brown pencil instead 😉
- Glue the flag shapes together.
- Put all shapes together on a blank wishing card, but don’t glue them yet.
- Stamp the card with the text “Welcome Home”.
- Now glue all shapes to the card.
- Draw lines around the sleeves with a pencil to make them stand out from the shirt part.
- Draw a necklace with a pencil and color the necklace pendant light blue. Ta da!