Monday, November 3, 2014

Fall Thank You Cards

It's Fall!
 The air is chilly, soup is simmering and everything smells of cinnamon and spice!
Fall and pumpkins inspired me to create these thank you cards.
 I hope you enjoy my tutorial. :)

 Materials needed:
  1. Plain white 4x6 cards.
  2. Paper to paint.
  3. Standard and iridescent watercolors.
  4. A paint brush.
  5. Metallic gel pens in red and gold.
  6. A fine and wide tipped black pen.
  7. Adhesive.
  8. Scissors.
  9. 8" of embroidery thread per pumpkin.
 Begin by coloring you paper in shades of fall colors. First with the standard watercolors, then with the iridescent colors and finish with more standard colors. Let paint dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry the papers as heat with cause the colors to fade.
 Once the paint is dry, you may begin drawing in your swirls with the fine pen. Fill in the entire sheet.
 Next, add some random dots all over with the red gel pen. Then add random swirls over the whole sheet with the gold gel pen.

 Cut pumpkin like shapes from the paper- 2"to 3" for the large and 1.5" for the small.
  Edge them with the wide pen, then draw the the inside lines with the fine pen.
 Paint some dark shades of brown onto some paper using the standard and iridescent watercolors.
Let dry, then cut out some pumpkin stump shapes- about 1" long.
Edge these with the wide pen.

 Glue down one large and one small pumpkin to the front of your card.

 Lay the thread across each pumpkin and glue down the stem as shown.
This will help hold down the thread while tying.
 Flip the card upside down and proceed to tie a even bow. Trim off extra thread.
 I know this sounds weird, but I'm all thumbs in tying bows and this is the only way that works for me. :)
Perfect bows every time!
 Using your fine pen, write your sentiment at the bottom of the card.
If you don't like your handwriting, you can also use a rubber stamp and ink. 
Thanks for coming by, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Happy Fall!

4 comments:

Carol Hoffmann said...

What a great idea! I'm gonna try this!

Terry Ricioli said...

Love your pumpkins!

Laura Kelly said...

Love these super fun doodled colorful fun pumpkin notes.

Lorine Mason Designs said...

I love the delicate look of these. Thanks for sharing your many talents with everyone.

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