Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Easy Personalized Note Cards & Envelopes

Hello again! Jen Rothstein (Dog-Ma Studio) here for Altered Pages.  Today I have an easy customized set of note cards. These can be used as Valentines Day cards, but they are suitable for any time you want to use a personalized note card. I like to use them to thank friends or just as a little pick me up sent to a friend in need. They are blank inside so you can write for any occasion.

 

Supplies:
Blank Note cards with envelopes. Here I use a set of 3 from my stash.
Matte Medium or any paper glue
Images cut from Sabor Amor paper line
Spray Mists in 2 or 3 different colors
Stencil or mask
Stickles
Stick on embellishments
Metallic Rub on wax
Alcohol Ink
Tissue paper
Washi tape
or ribbon
**Embossed metal - I cut heart shapes from ones in my stash, you could either omit this step, or just use paint, glitter or even a clear gloss to make the hearts pop.


My usual starting process.  You can see below, I ended up using a larger stencil so I could cover all the note cards and envelopes in one step.


Here I have placed all 3 note cards and envelopes under the 12 x 12 stencil I selected.

I start by lightly spraying each color in turn. I start out with the pink, add the teal and then dry. I put the white as a splatter pattern on top of that. Feel free to get creative with color here.

 
Next I add a bit more spray, in the same colors, to give them more intensity.
 
 
Finished spray

Here is a stash of pre-embossed thin metal. I just cut some free hand heart shapes out to fit into the center of my designs, then I dripped alcohol ink on top in coordinating colors.

Chose my images from paper. Now to fussy- cut each one out.
 


 First I add some tissue papers in coordinating colors. I just ripped some pieces of blue and hot pink tissue and applied one random piece of each color over sprayed pattern. Then I glue on my image. At this time, I add the washi tape to the edge of the card.
Here I am putting on the glue in the center of the image, a bit thicker, so it will hold the metal piece securely. Once I have the metal bit in place, I go over the entire image again, with the glue (matt medium).


 
I am using the metallic rub on wax to add a bit more of the metal look to the edge of the card. No, I did not sew the cards, they actually came with that sewn accent.

 
Add glitz in the form of a stick on gem and Stickles glitter and cut off any tissue paper overage and then you are done!

 
Thanks for looking and I hope you feel free to play and make some cards of your own!
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. Jen, how fabulous! Love the use of the large stencil for maximum results.

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  2. I like the stencil idea, too. It's a nice idea so that the cards coordjnate with each other without being identical. The set would make a great gift.

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