This is a greeting card set using Basis A-2 Folded Blank Note Cards, which are on special this month. These card blanks are great and make it super easy to make cards quickly. Make a set and give as a gift or keep for yourself to use. I used a color wash technique and stamped silhouette images with black ink directly on the card bases. Can’t really get much easier than that!
Inkadinkadoo Meadow Stamp Set
Gemini Joyful Phrases Stamp Set
Spectrum Noir Finesse Stamp Pad Noir Black
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens in Moonstone, Soft jade, Moonlight, Rose Quartz, Cosmos and Clear
One color of sparkle pen was used on each card. Just simply “scribble” the color on and blend with the clear sparkle pen. I also rubbed over the color with a dry paper towel just to smooth out a little more and help dry.
I used a Tim Holtz Stamping Platfrom for the stamping. This makes it so easy to stamp uniformly on each card.
The same floral image and butterfly were stamped on each card. The sentiments are different. And we have a complete set of 5!
Now, I could have stopped here but, decided to put together a folio to hold the card set.
An 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of Basis NATURAL 80lb Cardstock was used.
I scored at 5 1/2 inches along the 11 inch side and 2 1/2 inches along the 8 1/2 inch side.
Cut along the center score mark up to the 2 1/2 inch score mark. Then make an angled cut from the bottom to the center to form tabs. This will form the pockets on either side of the folio.
Add double sided tape to the outside of the pocket tabs, fold up and adhere.
To decorate the front cover of the folio I used the same stamp as the cards. I stamped onto a piece of Basis Natural card cut to 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. This piece was layered onto a piece of Stardream Metallic KUNZITE 105lb Card Stock measuring 4 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. A 24 inch piece of ribbon was cut to act as a closure.
The ribbon was adhere to the center of the folio’s front and back covers and the stamped piece was placed over.
Slip the cards and your envelopes into the pockets, tie the ribbon and this quick and easy greeting card set is complete and ready for gifting and/or use.