April 18, 2013

Mixed Florals Card Kit..

Edit:  As a reminder, I do ship to my international customers as long as the shop product is available at the time you contact me.  Just send me an email with the items you like and your mailing address and I can get a shipping quote to you.  I ship the most economical way to all international customers.  

My new kit, called Mixed Florals Card Kit, is now up in the shop.  With this kit you will get supplies to create four greeting cards packaged in four waxed paper sacks with tag.
I love the pretty florals and soft colors in the My Mind's Eye patterned papers.  I paired the soft gray leaves in the paper with the gray baker's twine and the dictionary paper.  To complete the cards you'll need a few supplies from your stash.....adhesive, stamps/sentiments & if you choose, Washi tape, enamel dots and your sewing machine.  I'll have a new blog post showing card samples soon.  

If you're like me, the card list gets long for May which includes graduations, Mother's Day, birthdays, thank you's, etc.  These four cards will give you a great head start on your card list.  You can package the cards in the waxed paper sacks (envelopes are not included this time)...or you can package up a cute  gift item in the sack, place the card on top and tie up with twine.  
Edited...here's a sample of the card design without any art techniques.  From my stash I added a stamped sentiment (old SU!), Washi Tape (Freckled Fawn), stapling and machine stitching.  
Along with the assembled card samples, I'll be showing you how to add a little art on your cards if you wish using the Mixed Media Kit.  I did something similar with the Cottage Card Kit and that was very well received.  

Using the items shown below from the Mixed Media Kit + items from the Mixed Florals Card Kit, I'll be demonstrating:
1.  How to Gesso over book paper then mist with re-inkers for a pretty watercolor look.
2.  How to mask circles, mist, and create graphic circles using the water soluble pencil.
3.  How to Gesso over a tag to create a typed or stamped to/from greeting.
4.  How to use the water soluble pencil to create soft, blended lines.
5.  How to use Modeling Paste to create an area of texture on a card.  
As a special offer, those of you who purchase the Mixed Florals Card Kit + the Mixed Media Kit in one purchase will receive a $5 discount on your order.  Offer good while supplies last.  Substitutions cannot be made.  Offer does not apply to previous orders.  

I think you'll love trying out art techniques on your cards.  If you've been looking for something a little new to spice things up, this is it!  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for my new blog post using the kit items.  

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