Friday, April 3, 2015

Three Really Quick Cards

©Michele Emerson-Roberts  2015


WOW! Easter sure snuck up on me this year, and along with two friends’ birthdays that I didn’t have listed on my calendar, I have run out of time!. Thanks to Arnold Grummer’s wonderful paper casting molds and extra castings that I always make when I have the supplies out - not to worry! I was able to complete the three cards in a jiffy.

Supplies:

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits
  • Molds: R192 Song bird, 412 Rosebud and Celtic Cross (available from AG)
  • A sunny window or traditional oven
  • Blender, small strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Scraps of white or ivory paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Scraps of light colored handmade paper or scraps of card stock (for die cutting the words)
  • Dies:  3 different Doilies, Happy Birthday, and Quietfire Designs™ “Believe”
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Machine
  • Westcott™ paper trimmer
  • Scor-Pal™ (LOVE the new 1/8th version!)
  • Three center step cards created with G45™ cardstock
  • Envelopes to fit cards
  • Powdered eye shadow or chalks and applicators (small stiff brushes work best)
  • Beacon QuickGrip™ and ZipDry™ adhesive, double sided foam tape or dots

Instructions

  1. Follow the direction for paper making and casting found in any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits or books to make slurry from the white scraps.
  2. Cast one (or more) of the three molds
  3. Dry the castings in a traditional oven or place in a sunny window.
  4. Create several sheets of handmade paper.
  5. When the paper is dry die cut the three different doilies. Remember to always save the scraps.
  6. Die cut the verbiage from scraps of handmade paper or scraps of card stock.
  7. Create three center step cards from the G45 card stock.
  8. Refer to the photos for coloring, then color the castings with the eye shadow or chalks.

Assemble the cards:

  1. Attach the castings to the middle of the doilies with QuickGrip™ adhesive or double sided foam tape or dots.
  2. Attach the doilies to the center top of the step cards with QuickGrip™ adhesive.
  3. Attach the verbiage with ZipDry™ adhesive.
  4. Add your message to the inside of the card.
  5. Hand deliver or mail in a padded envelope.


6 comments:

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    1. Thanks a bunch....they really were quick to make!
      Love and light,
      Michele

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  2. really love the use of the casts on the center stair step cards.. would love to create cards with you!!

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    1. Greetings,
      Would love to have you creating cards with me.....any time.
      Love and light,
      Michele

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  3. Thanks so much Sandee........they were fun to make.
    Love and light,
    Michele

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