January 9, 2015

12 Months of Note Cards

I couldn't decide if I wanted to make birthday or note cards, then I looked at my stack of correspondence that I SHOULD be answering I went with note cards using this very file: Altered Calendar Hang Tags  You get all 12 months in this file.

Since I am still learning how to use the eBrush I got with my Christmas gift card I wanted to incorporate it in the project so I pulled out the masks that I have had for a couple of years but never used before. I really like the rick rack/zig zag look so I started with that mask. I also decided to go with a newsprint paper because the rick rack on these are layered on to newsprint paper.

I laid the mask on my paper and held it into place using blue painter's tape (this stuff is GREAT!! I've had this roll for quite a while but never used it before). I find that the eBrush is very easy to use, changing colors is no big deal and I don't have the overspray that you get when you use the spray bottles, no more going outside in the wind trying to add a little color to my paper.

I really like the way I had a couple of different zig zag options to add a little extra to my note cards but I got tired of zig zags and used different masks on the remainder of the year.

I like the zig zag pattern the best then the diamond shaped mask, not real nuts about the circles, which do you prefer?
As you can see, I punched the hole at the top of the tag and added a matching piece of twine and a piece of twine up the folded side. On the zig zag patterned paper I also added a piece of matching paper that I ran through my Cuttlebug with a zig zig edge folder. I adhered the tags to the card using foam tape.
See you next time.
Sue Kracker


Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Those are fabulous Sue and I am going to go and investigate this ebrush, never heard of it before but it looks wonderful! Love the airbrush effect you get with it.

Cynthia Chapman said...

oh those are gorgeous!

Beth B said...

Sue, these are really great! I love the colors you chose -- so cheery. Lovely project!