Monday, October 4, 2010
Rainy Day Note Cards
Sometimes I sit down at my crafting table and I want to make something, but I don't know what. That is usually when I decide to make a set of note cards. Making note cards is quick, easy and satisfying! I like my cards really simple, so I'm always able to come up with something I like with little more than a stamp and a some glue. I always start with these:
This is a great set of note cards I picked up at Target sometime last year. Two-hundred cards for $10.00! It's just a box of colored cards with a matching envelopes. I mean, the colored envelopes alone make it worth it for me. The cards themselves are a little too plain to use on their own, especially the darker colored ones, so I started adding to them a little. For this set, I decided to cut into my supply of security paper. I thought to myself, "What is something that can use exclusively the colors blue and black." First I came up with bruises of course, but that doesn't make a very nice card, so next I thought of a raincloud. Perfect!
I start all my cards by gluing a white panel on top of the colored card. I just use a glue stick, or double sided tape, or whatever I have lying close at hand. Then for each card I cut out a cloud out of the black paper and glued that on too.
Next I cut out a whole mess of little raindrops. This was a major pain in the butt. Enough so that I decided to buy a raindrop shaped whole punch. The next set of rain cloud cards will go much faster I'm sure...
Then I glued 6 drops onto each card, wherever I thought they looked good. Then Voila - done!
I think they turned out really cute. Maybe to you rain clouds are a little gloomy for a note card, but I don't think so. What do you think? Too dreary?