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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Vintage Leaves simple set of Notecards, JAI#296 Just adding Nature

I love the simplicity of the Vintage Leaves images and wanted to create some cards for my sons to have on hand. I am trying to convince them that sending a thankyou card is a good habit to get into.  Well any card really is a pleasure to recieve. So they had to be simple and unfussy.  I used the Crumb cake notecards and envelopes which are brilliant value and are also good because they are smaller than regular cards - don't want the boys to be put off by the thought of having to write too many words!
I am submitting these cards for the Just Add Ink Challenge #296 to Just Add Nature.

I did use the beautiful Shimmer Paper and some alcohol mixed with Artichoke ink and Gold Wink of Stella ink to get the water colour look for the background. And while I know Always Artichoke is not everyone's favourite colour I love it. They are all slightly different and have no sentiments so they are versatile.




I did also make a box for them to be stored in but I don't appear to have that photo. 

Thanks for looking.

Liz





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7 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Liz, this collection of cards is fabulous! The variation in images and soft colours make for a beautiful set! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Jan. Good to be back in the JAI Challenges.

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  2. Love the notes, and Artichoke ink is a great color on the Crumb Cake. I would like to ask what was your formula for the ink, alcohol and Wink of Stella if you don't mind sharing? Also how did you get the WoS in the mix?

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  3. HI Carol, thanks for your kind comment. Sorry I don't really have a formula, but it was about half a mini mister filled with Isocol, a few drops of artichoke ink. i ma not taken with the WOS Gold as an accent unless it is on really dark coloured card, so I sort of didn't mind experimenting a bit with the pen. I just squeezed it a lot until a few drops came out, but it did make a big mess, so while it sort of worked I need to experiment a bit more, (and the pen doesn't work quite the way it didi) I think I did end up spraying some onto a silicone sheet and sort of smooshing it onto the paper- the shimmer paper works best for this. Hope that helps. It's not as good as the Shimmer Paint which we used to have- loved that and wish they would bring it back.

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  4. Liz, your collection of note cards is gorgeous! Love the watercoloured backgrounds, and the detail in the leaves. Let's hope these go in the post, especially since not too many words need to be written *wink*. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

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  5. Your backgrounds are gorgeous Liz. such a fab note card set and all such lovely earthy designs. Great to see you pop up at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thanks Nikki, JAI is always on my radar but time and ...you know.... love to get the opportunity to join in.

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz