Today I have a little "mini art" project for you where I made three ready to go card focal points. They are just a touch bigger than an ATC and are perfect for adhering to cardstock for a last minute card. It could be for your Valentine, a birthday card or even a get well soon note. I have also made a matching tin to keep them in.
I began with the vintage flower seed packs collage sheet printed on heavy weight white card stock. I then added a bit of white tissue using matte medium to knock the bright colors back just a bit.
Next, I cut out several hearts from red cardstock. I gave them a coat of crackle finish, let that dry for the cracks to form and then I added a bit of blue, green and white pearl acrylic paint. These are the colors I wanted to basically pull from the seed packet images. I left a little of the red showing as well.I then stamped a few heart images on red tissue and white tissue. I tore the stamped images out and glued to my cards again using a matte medium. You can also use Mod Podge or Tacky Glue.
I bordered each card with acrylic paint just using my fingertip. You can use any colors that match your project, black is always a safe color to choose as well for your edge border. I have used black, pearl green and pearl white on my cards.
Next, I grabbed some vintage ledger paper and typed words and phrases that I knew would work for a number of projects. These can be cut out, bordered in black and then adhered when ever and where ever I want.
I thought the gears were perfect with our "Love Makes the World Go Round" theme for this month. You can see in these next few pictures as I start to assemble that after the tissue hearts I added a small tag image to the center of each card as well. This is from the Altered Tags collage sheet. The link for this is below. I added a coat of Liquid Glass to the butterfly images to lift them off the page a bit. It adds nice shine and dimension.
And, now for the matching tin to keep them all together...
I hope you enjoyed my Tiny Tin of Love Notes mini art project. Thanks for joining me! Remember to comment.
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Have a very happy Friday!
Supply list -Chocolate and Roses collage sheet
Rhinestone Cup Chain
Paints & Inks
Giant Rhinestones - Love
Altered Tags - collage images
Vintage Flower Seed Packs - collage images
Ribbons and Trims