Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Watercolor mini note cards and gift box set ~ tutorial

 Hi there.  For Technique Time at Unity, I share how to make watercolor mini note cards and a matching gift box.  Sets like this are great to give as a gift for teachers, friends, family or anyone.

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Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating watercolor mini note cards and the gift box.  First, trim or die-cut a box, mini notes and watercolor paper layers for each.  I used a die-cut from a slim or tall die and folded that in half for each mini note.  A paper trimmer works also.  Also, assemble the box or use an existing mini gift bag.  Next, stamp onto each of the watercolor panels and then heat emboss the stamping with white embossing powder.  Then, apply three thick watercolor lines in different colors onto each of the stamped watercolor paper panels.  Next, allow to dry completely or heat set the watercolor.  Then, adhere the watercolor panels onto the folded 3x3" mini note card fronts and onto the gift box front and back sides.  Optional, make handmade envelopes for each mini note or use existing 3x3" envelopes.  Finally, place the envelopes and the mini note cards inside of the gift box with or without tissue paper.

Gift box:  Die-cut or cut 2 box panels 5" x 4 1/2", score, fold & tape to assemble the box.
Mini note cards:  Die-cut or trim 6 1/2" x 3" and score at 3 1/4".

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look at the mini note cards with handmade envelopes included.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Heart of Autumn
Also, mini Misti, foam double-sided tape, white embossing powder, VersaMark ink, Ranger plastic craft mat, Canson watercolor paper; Altenew watercolor half pans, heat tool, paint brush, My Creative Time Present Box Die, Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out, Tall Frame Die Layers and 3x3 Fancy Envelope Die, score tape.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other features at Unity's
Technique Time and
Watercolor Wednesday.

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