Inspired by the book cover of Sara Midda’s South of France ~ A Sketchbook, I created a few one of a kind gift tags. Now for true artists, this may seem rather mundane, but with just a few school supplies like simple water colors, a brush and a piece of cream colored construction paper I made cards much like the cover of the book. We are going to France next month and I have been reading and cooking and studying up for the trip. I normally remove the dust jackets from my books…but not this one, how could I? I mounted the paper to a piece of thick water color paper and then cut them using a Fiskar’s paper cutter. Add a piece of twine and attach it to gift.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Saturday, January 28, 2017
I grew up where every holiday meant a Hallmark greeting card. There is nothing wrong with a store bought card, but why not make them? This year I saw that Dunkin Donuts has new premium teas and one called Hibiscus Kiss. I purchased a box and then got out my watercolor paints.
I use a fiskar’s paper cutter to trim the card and a heart punch to make watercolor hearts. Each one is unique. You can move the heart punch around the paper to create your little abstract painted heart.
Put a packet of Dunkin Donuts Hibiscus Kiss Tea, a watercolor note and some hearts in an envelope and send to your Valentine. I used envelopes that I already had and so each “card” was less than a dollar. Way less than a store bought card and you really put your heart into making them! Add an address label from tinyprints and a love stamp and pop them in the mail.