Travel Card with Tamiko

Hey folks!  Happy Wednesday! I noticed I have quite  a few family members and friends traveling this season.  I am in awe of the stories and the pictures they all have to share.  That being said, while on pinterest, I also came across this quote:  The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page!  How true it is!  I personally haven't gone anywhere recently, but this is a reminder just how important it is to travel.  It doesn't matter how you get there, be it car, boat, plane or train.   I created a card today based on that quote.

This card is part handmade paper and part paper pulp.  I made paper pulp in a few colors: pink, red and yellow.  Easiest way to create colored paper pulp is to tear papers up in batches of the needed colors. If you are not able to find the colors you need for your projects, you can always use additives to color your slurry. Once your paper is torn into pieces, you can take a loose handful of paper/one torn sheet and add it to 2 1/2 cups of water in a blender for about 30-45 seconds. Make sure you clean your blender cup under some running water between color batches.  To create my boat shaped piece of paper I actually used a large boat cookie cutter, as my deckle.  I took a turkey baster and placed color in the various areas of the deckle.  The simpler the mold, the less perfect your placement needs to be.  Arnold Grummer shows you here how to use deckle to create your own shaped papers.  I also used some scraps from a page I already had and you can watch here, how to make a sheet of paper.

After my boat was created I doodled some lines on it to give it a little detail.  I used the blue-ish -purple paper I had to add waves in my water.  For extra color, for the first time I used some chalks for my background and on the newly made paper.  I was consciously patient and applied the chalk lightly. I wasn't exactly sure I would like it.  Well, I LOVE  IT! Hope you do too!

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Thank you for coming by today and don't forget.. Save a tree, RECYCLE and GO MAKE SOME PAPER!!! ::laughs::  No seriously.. Get a kit and MAKE SOME PAPER!!


  1. OMG, this is sooooooooooo cute! I need to make one!!

  2. I love it, I can't believe I miss this one!!

  3. Tamiko, this card is sooo cute. Who, but you, has a sailboat cookie cutter? When would you make sail boat cookies???? That said, I have christmas cutters and this gave me the idea to use them for christmas cards... I especially love the colors. In the picture that look very muted and I love that.


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