Notecards - August 2023 Cards, Tags, & More Kit and Mixed Media Kit
Hey, y’all! I hope the weather this month hasn’t been too bad where you are. Fires in Maui and Canada, a tropical storm hitting Southern California, a massive steam cooker over the southern and mid-western United States, 100°F (37.8°C) waters around Florida, and hurricanes forming in the Atlantic – just to name a few of the weather incidents. I think it would be almost easier to make a list of where the weather isn’t causing problems. Wherever you are, I hope you are staying safe!
If you need something to unwind with, give yourself a little crafty break and check out the notecards I created this week using the August Cards, Tags, More Kit (and a bit from the Mixed Media Kit plus one butterfly from the Scrapbooking Kit!) – then grab your scissors and glue and make some yourself! With the card and envelope blanks in the kit, all you really need to do is add a little decoration and you can get a few finished in a relatively short period of time. Be sure to check out my video for the details of how these came together!
There really isn’t a lot to these quick notecards – a little adhesive, maybe a medium or two, and they are basically done! Since I wasn’t entirely sure where the project would take me, I started out by putting my patterned paper and some of the Dresden Trim on an adhesive sheet, just so I could turn my papers into quick peel-and-stick pieces then coated everything as well as the unfolded envelopes with clear gesso.
The “Thank You” card was the most involved because I used the stencil and Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist from this month’s Mixed Media Kit on it. For the notecard, I used some clear embossing ink and powder from my stash with the Prima stencil from the Mixed Media Kit to create a resist on the surface, then sprayed the surface with the Moon Shadow Mist. I added a little stamp, a butterfly I had left from last week's project, and the sentiment.
For the "Thank You" envelope, I sprayed the Lindy’s through the stencil and added a little bit for blending on the top and bottom flap and some “splotches” with the stenciling. After everything had dried, I used the outline die to make a little window in each of the envelopes and then backed the windows with sections of patterned paper.
For the “Hello” notecard, I just adhered a section of patterned paper, a few strips of the Dresden Trim, and a few of the smaller flowers from the kit to the card front. I had thought I would add more, but in the end, all I did was use the ink to stamp the sentiment. I inked the envelope front using a blending brush, added my patterned paper to the back of the window, and stamped the sentiment again.
For my third and final notecard, I added a strip of wood plank patterned paper that had the light string print on it to the top edge, then decided to add some random lengths of the Dresden Trim to the lights! After all of that, the only thing I felt was needed was a sentiment – which I stamped with clear embossing ink and added gold embossing powder to.
The “Congratulations” on the envelope was also done with gold embossing powder after I had my window backed and filled. I have a few more bits of the Dresden Trim on the solid patterned paper I used to back the window with, and then I added the decorative die cut into the window cut-out.
Thank you for joining me here at Tres Jolie, I hope you have a safe and happy rest of the year and beyond! I will be taking a break from Design Team work because as the temps drop around my neck of the woods, it’s going to become SUPER-DUPER busy! I will still be able to craft – I assume! – but I can’t make a guarantee I could fulfill Design Team requirements and deadlines! (I almost didn’t make it through August because events had unexpectedly longer timelines! Whew!)
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