When you are in a hurry but really want a card that looks like it took a huge amount of time and effort, combine some Graphic 45™ paper and a tea dyed heart casting for a spectacular look! Make up dozens of different castings a head of time and assemble the cards in under 5 minutes!
- Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
- Microwave , heat tool or a sunny window
- Heart casting mold
- Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
- Westcott™ personal paper cutter and scissors
- 10 x 7” cream colored card stock folded to make a 5 x 7” card
- Envelope for the 5 x 7” card
- Vintage themed Graphic 45™ “cut a part” card stock
- Beacon QuickGrip™ Adhesive, double sided foam tape or dots
- Scraps of white or off white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
- Instant tea or coffee
- 12” of cream colored ¼” satin ribbon
- 5 x 7” floral themed embossing folder
- Spellbinders’ Grand Calibur™ machine
- Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create one or more of the heart castings. Add a tiny pinch of the instant tea or coffee to the slurry or drop tiny specks into the mold as you create the casting.
- Dry the casting.
- Emboss the front of the card with the folder.
- Assemble the card:
- Attach the vintage Graphic 45 piece with tiny pieces of foam tape or dots to the front of the embossed card.
- Use the BowEasy™ to tie a small bow with the ¼” satin ribbon.
- Use the QuickGrip to attach the bow to the top of the tea dyed heart casting and to attach the heart to the front of the card.
NOTE: If you are mailing the card, I would fill the back of the casting with light spackle and let the spackle dry before attaching it to the card front. Mail the card in a padded envelope….or better yet hand deliver it to your “Valentine”.