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Category: Card sets

  1. Set of 5 mixed sentiment gift cards

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    Well, the sun is shining a bit and so I thought I would write about how I made these rainbow themed set of 5 small cards - all hand painted and with a variety of sentiments on the front...

    Gift Tags or small cards 2019 - Rainbow themed small 4in cards set of 5 in

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all painted 5 different rainbow patterns on to some white card - you can use watercolour card but I used Hunkydory's Ink me card as I wanted a smooth surface!
    • I tried to keep each of the rainbow patterns so that they fitted on the front of the card.
    • Once they were all dry, I cut them out with an irregular pattern - must admit a couple of them are die cuts but I can't remember what ones they are - think they are Tattered Lace and Tonic but could be wrong.
    • I then used a variety of sentiments and after using an Anti-static bag over some black card, I stamped them on to it using Versamark ink and then heat embossed them.
    • I edged all of the backgrounds with a black alcohol marker so they stood out a bit and stuck them to the fronts of each of the cards using PVA glue.
    • I also cut the sentiments out, again using an irregular pattern and stuck each of them to the front of the card again using PVA glue.

    And there you are a set of 5 small cards that could be a gift (especially if you include some stamps) or just for your own use.

  2. Smile.. Birds and Blooms set of 3 gift tags hand painted

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    These are practice pieces really as I was trying making my own tags and then see what I could do with them and voila! here are my gift tags....

    Gift Tags or small cards 2019 - Set of 3 hand painted flowers and birds sha

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all cut two ovals (approx 3.5" x 2.5") out in white card and scored a small flap at the top of one of them.
    • I then glued them together, making sure that the flap was at the top and then folded it back so it stood up properly.
    • I repeated this process for the two circles again in white card - the larger is 4" in diameter and the smaller one 2.5")
    • I used various stamps from the Sue Baker's Birds and Blossom stamp collection (there are also dies to go with them) and you can buy them on the Create & Craft website here
    • I first of all used one of the Hummingbirds and stamped it in Black ink (Gina K) on the oval card and then the flowers just beneath it. I also stamped the Smile sentiment above the bird, again using the same ink.
    • I used the Bird wreath stamp for the larger of the circle cards and one of the flower sprays for the smaller of the circles.I also added some butterflies to that one.
    • I also stamped the Smile sentiment on all of the cards.
    • I coloured all of the images in with watercolour paints (Kuretake's Gansai Tambi set and also Toni Darroch's Stamp by Me website  

    And there you are three easy and pretty gift tags that can be made in a matter of moments!