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Thursday
Jun212012

9-5 Greeting Cards

Working at collage, we're always getting fun new papers in. My favorite paper company is October Afternoon, they always have the most brillant new designs out that are fresh and fun. Their new line 9 - 5 has to be one of my all times favorties! I quickly scooped up a few papers and made some fun cards. 

Aren't these little illustrations too cute?

 

Wednesday
Feb292012

DIY // Watercolor Notecards

 

For the past few months, I've been more and more intrigued by watercolor. It's definitely trending among most of the blogs that I read. I've never been much of a drawer, but what I love about watercoloring is that you don't need to be a good drawer in order to produce beautiful work.  
Over the past weekend, I've been playing around with techniques. I really liked painting in stripes and learning how to control my brushstrokes. 
If you'd like to make these, it's super easy! I picked one of my favorite color combos: blue and orange. 
For this project, I used cover/card-stock weight paper. You could use water color paper, but I found that this paper works really well too. 
Using a round paint brush, paint lines from one color unto your paper. Don't worry about straight lines, or different thicknesses. One tip on thicknesses: if you hold your brush low to the brush, you'll have a thicker line. If you hold farther up toward the top of the brush, you'll have a thinner line. 
Allow the paint to dry for 30 minutes. 
Using a bone folder to smooth the fold, makes a crisp and clean fold. 

 

I love the left over stripes and decided to use them to decorate the outside of the envelope. I used a glue stick to glue these on. 
For this card, I also painted a new page, then cut the 8.5x11 paper into two rectangles in order to fit the front of an A6 fold-over card.

 

I hope that this inspires you to pick up a paint brush and make some watercolor notecards. Have fun with all sorts of color combinations! If you make them, send me a photo, I'd love to see them! 

 

Friday
Feb032012

DIY // Washi Tape Valentine Cards

 

If you're anything like me, you can't stop buying japanese washi tape! At Collage, we have it in truckloads as we've just received lots of new colors. I was inspired to try something with it and after seeing this pin, from a Norwegian blogger, Moa og kaffekoppen. I knew I had to make them!

 

 

I hope that these inspire you to make some cards of your own. 
Happy Friday!