Quick & Easy Greeting Cards Project

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I’ve been having so much fun playing around with paints, stencils, and patterned tissue paper on large sheets of paper. Because I know that I’ll later cut the large sheet into smaller pieces, I’m able to create more freely without any expectations. I just randomly add paint to the paper, and when dry, I use stencils and apply tissue paper with gel medium to create more interest. Sometimes I will doodle over everything with charcoal using my non-dominant hand. I try to leave some areas of the paper untouched as well. Working in this way is so addicting that I have amassed quite the collection of these cut-up papers, and I knew it was time to put some of them to use. 

I was working on another project, which involved making little “just because” tags to put on small gifts. I thought about how much I enjoy surprising my loved ones with little notes. With that in mind, I decided to make a bundle of cards to have on hand and ready to be sent to someone who may need a little boost. These painted papers were perfect for this. I trimmed them so they were slightly smaller than a standard A2 card, and adhered them to the card bases, which I made from kraft cardstock. I then applied sentiments to painted paper scraps, and went over them with a layer of gel medium. Once dry, I layered them with kraft cardstock, and adhered them to the cards. To finish, I bundled them and tied them together using a torn piece of fabric I had used as a paint rag. 

 

Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and Editor-in-Chief of Somerset StudioBella GraceBook of ListsField Guide to Everyday MagicThe Cozy Issue, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband and their two rescue dogs.

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I’ve been having so much fun playing around with paints, stencils, and patterned tissue paper on large sheets of paper. Because I know that I’ll later cut the large sheet into smaller pieces, I’m able to create more freely without any expectations. I just randomly add paint to the paper, and when dry, I use stencils and apply tissue paper with gel medium to create more interest. Sometimes I will doodle over everything with charcoal using my non-dominant hand. I try to leave some areas of the paper untouched as well. Working in this way is so addicting that I have amassed quite the collection of these cut-up papers, and I knew it was time to put some of them to use. 

I was working on another project, which involved making little “just because” tags to put on small gifts. I thought about how much I enjoy surprising my loved ones with little notes. With that in mind, I decided to make a bundle of cards to have on hand and ready to be sent to someone who may need a little boost. These painted papers were perfect for this. I trimmed them so they were slightly smaller than a standard A2 card, and adhered them to the card bases, which I made from kraft cardstock. I then applied sentiments to painted paper scraps, and went over them with a layer of gel medium. Once dry, I layered them with kraft cardstock, and adhered them to the cards. To finish, I bundled them and tied them together using a torn piece of fabric I had used as a paint rag. 

 

Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and Editor-in-Chief of Somerset StudioBella GraceBook of ListsField Guide to Everyday MagicThe Cozy Issue, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband and their two rescue dogs.

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