Back again, this time with the third element for my gift package for my lovely friend J.  I decided to make a pack of notecards for her to use, and you may remember I made similar notecards in a slightly bigger size here in this post.Those cards were more of a CAS design, these cards are more messy lol in the mixed media style, which I prefer.

The Finished Cards

mixed media notecard pack gift idea

 

I used the same basic design and stamps for these cards but I made them at US A2 size 5.25 x 4.5 so I could use these ready made envelopes, and also so I could more easily make and envelope box to package them in.

Decoration

I used inks to watercolour on the watercolour paper that I had first stamped with the butterflies and floral designs.  Then I used some Finnabair liquid acrylics on the floral cards – that blue!  And added black and gold paint splatters and nuvo drops to finish them off.

mixed media butterfly notecards

mixed media floral notecards

mixed media floral notecards

Construction

I used Neenah 110lb cardstock to make the A2 bases for my notecards, and then stuck the watercoloured panels to them, weighing them down with something heavy till the glue set.  You could of course use adhesive tape but I find glue works better.  I used my envelope punch board to make a box envelope to fit the cards and envelopes inside – it is not designed for this purpose, the one I have makes envelopes, bows and boxes but not envelope boxes!  However, it’s easy enough to do and just requires a bit of thought and some extra measurements.

mixed media notecard pack gift idea

I made mine from some 12 inch scrapbooking paper in a nice brown, a little darker than kraft. As you can see, the six cards and envelopes fit perfectly inside.

mixed media notecard pack gift idea

 

 

My Thoughts / Further Info

These notecards were made to go with the little Tiny Houses I made in the other post and the card I made in this post.

gift idea for friend card notecards tiny houses

 

 

 

 

PROJECT RECIPE:
Clear Gesso
Metalliques – opal magic
Liquid Acrylics – blue
Tuxedo Black Memento Marker
Distress Archival Ink – Black Soot
Finnabair Stamps
Black and White paint splatters
White cardstock for card base
Corner rounder
Handmade Flowers
Tim Holtz Alphanumeric and Script Dies
Prima Flirty Fleur Collection
Gina K Cardstock – Sea Glass
Distress Ink
Tattered Floral Die
Hummingbird Die
Jewellery wire

Empire of the Cat

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Maker of cards, drinker of tea, hoarder of craft supplies.Love paper, ink, paint, colour and shiny things and mixing my mediums. Minimalism was never my thing!
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