Do you like to leave little love notes on a desk, in the lunch box, or elsewhere for a loved one to discover a sweet little message? In the current modern world where we are so consumed with our phones, the internet, and the television, it’s such a gift to receive handwritten notes and also what makes sending handmade cards so special! Today, we’ll be creating petite cards to write little love notes for the family with the Family Time set and Fortune Envelope Creative Cuts.
I started by stamping the many cute images from Family Time and colored them with copic markers. I then used the Family Time Coordinating Cuts to die cut each of the images out.
To create each of the mini scenes cut squares that were of 2.5″ by 2.5″. On each of these panels, I used Mama Elephant Pigment Ink Pads to blend these ombre panels. These ink pads are super easy to ink blend with and I love the beautiful colors. Pigment inks do dry a little slower so set them aside to dry for a few minutes or if you want to speed it up, use a heat gun or blow dryer.
I also die cut thin tree branches in batches by using the Winter Forest Cover Creative Cuts on kraft card stock. I also lightly ink blended these branches with Hazel Pigment Ink to add some interest and texture to them. The ground/grass layer was die cut with the Landscape Trio Creative Cuts and light ink blended with Lemongrass Pigment Ink on the stitched edge to add a soft glow.
All the sentiments used are from the same Family Time set. I stamped it in Versamark ink onto soft peach colored card stock and heat set it in gold embossing powder. I die cut the words out into little sentiment fishtail strips that were added to each scene and trimmed on one side.
I then used the Fortune Envelope Creative Cuts to bring all the pieces together into a small card. I first die cut the small scallop square out of white card stock and added all my scene pieces onto it. I added the colored critters with foam tape.
The base card is of the size 3.25″ by 6.5″ and folded in half. I opted to use a pattern paper for my base so that you see just a sliver of the design behind the scalloped edge. If you want to take an extra step to create an envelope for these little cards, the envelope created using the Fortune Envelope Creative Cuts will fit these perfectly. Hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and leave a little love note for someone special in your life!