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Today I thought I would share the card that I made for my mother. Her birthday is tomorrow and she will be 63 years young.
First, I dyed the watercolor paper with coffee. I soaked it overnight so it would absorb the color. I folded the paper lengthways so that I may simply tear it while it is wet. This also concentrates color on the folded line giving me a darker edge.
Next, I used Tim Holtz mini stamp ink to go around the edges giving my card a vintage look. The color I used is walnut stain. This is a neat and easy aging technique.
For the next step, I found a dictionary page with the word daughter on it. I had previously soaked these pages in coffee as well. I tore the page in half and then carefully around its edges, using Tombow glue I added the small torn off edges to the front of my card. Then I aged those pieces with vintage photo by Tim Holtz using my blending tool.
I highlighted the word daughter to draw attention towards it. I then wrote my message to her using //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=tf_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=notyourave009-20&marketplace=amazon®ion=US&placement=B0008G8G8Y&asins=B0008G8G8Y&linkId=73975e62255c5056caa85636af8cc4f3&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff“>pigma micron 05. Last I used Hedi Swapp spray ink, I choose gold, to spritz all over the card to add some shimmer.
To bring everything together I used uni-ball signa, in white ink, to add small dots all over the card, adding a heart by the definition of daughter.
I am pretty impressed with the card myself. If you have any tips on aging paper that you would like to share, please do so in the comments. I invite you to chat for a bit.
Thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial on making a card.
Do you make your holiday cards at home or do you purchase them?