Hey everyone, Happy Friday!! CatherineÂ here to share aÂ quick and easy way to create a card—perfect for those times when you have just a few minutes to whip up a card but want one that’s super pretty.
Since some coloring books have thinner pages, you could make a photocopy onto heavy weight cardstock and then color your page with watercolor paints, alcohol markers or other wet mediums. For this page, I usedÂ regular waxed colored pencils to colorÂ and addedÂ enhancements with gel pens.
It can be a little scary to cut into your image, so I typically make a clear template the size of my card and place it in position over the page. This helps to show what the card will look likeÂ and allows me to get the most from the page with the least amount of waste. For this particular coloring page, I was able to get two panels, one measuringÂ 5 x 7 inches and the other measuringÂ 4 x 9 inches.
For the sentiments, I stampedÂ simple phrases on white cardstock, cut eachÂ into a strip and used acrylic paintÂ to addÂ splatters here and there. After a little inking, I added the sentiment stripsÂ toÂ the colored panels.
Once the panels were mounted on card blanks, they were ready to be sent out.
Supplies used: Annie’s Coloring Pages from Annie’s Craft Store; Mixed MediaÂ Cards fromÂ Strathmore Artist Papers;Â Pablo color pencils from Caran D’Ache;Â You Are Out of this World stamp from Catslife Press; Archival jet black ink pad from Ranger Industries Inc.; teal and gold gel pens fromÂ Sakura Color Products of America Inc.;Â turquoise Fluid Acrylic Paint from DecoArt.