I am so excited to show you how to fake the look of a high end, hand painted note card!
You can look like an artist too!
Supplies needed to make your own hand painted note cards:
- David Tutera™ Celebrate A2 Card and Envelope Sets in Kraft
- Reeves Water-soluble Wax Pastels
- Embossing Powder
- Embossing Ink Pad
- Embossing Heat Tool
- Dust Buddy
- Paint Brush
- Craft Stamp (your choice of design- I used a flower cluster)
The first thing you will want to do is wet emboss the image you choose. Cover the stamp with ink from an embossing ink pad.
Then, position it where you would like it on a kraft note card.
Embossing ink is formulated to stay tacky longer than a regular ink pad, so it can be embossed.
The next step is to cover your image with embossing powder. I used black for this image- I wanted a very hand sketched look.
Cover the image liberally. Then slightly tap your note card. The powder will stick where the image is stamped. You can do this step over a piece of paper- the embossing powder can then be funneled back into the powder jar and re-used.
When the image is clean- you then apply heat to the image with a heat gun. Take care not to get your fingers in the way- those guns get hot!
When is it all shiny- you are done embossing!
Here is where the artist in you will come out. 🙂 These crayon pastels are literally crayons. Yes! Crayons.
I literally scribbled color on my image.
My Kindergarten teacher would be disappointed.
I added green to the leaves and stems.
When you get the color where you want it- the magic is ready to happen!
Add water. Dip your paintbrush and start blending.
On this note card I used white embossing ink:
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).