Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mini Greeting Cards with Hazel & Ruby

Mini Greeting Cards by Robyn Wood, Purple Salt,
Hello everyone! It’s Robyn with you today sharing a project featuring the wonderful Hazel & Ruby products. I was so pleased to get a bunch of these products in my design team welcome pack and am enjoying using them. My project is a set of mini greeting cards and uses a pack of premade scalloped cards from the local $2 shop – they measure 7.5 cm square and came with matching envelopes but you could easily make something similar from cardstock instead.
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My first card features a stencilled zigzag and handmade flower.
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The zigzag was done by laying two strips of the chevron stencil mask from the Hazel & Ruby Everyday Shapes sheet and sponging with white paint.
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The flower was created by layering a number of punched flower shapes, spritzing with water and then folding them into the centre – once the flower is dry the petals can be opened to create a lovely crinkly flower. I used Hazel & Ruby Wrap It Up Crazy for Chevy – Teals paper, the chevron is a bit hard to define in the finished flower but gives a wonderful texture effect! Pop it onto the card with a stamped greeting from Darkroom Door, a tiny button and it is done.
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This cute ‘Hello!’ card was created by painting the card front with a mix of pink and white paint to give a mottled look.
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The greeting was trimmed from a roll of the Hazel & Ruby Chalk It Up Fat Roll Washi Tape – the word was simply written on with a white Molotow pen. A handwritten greeting is so easy to customise. Strips of X-Press It Foam tape give the greeting some dimension as it sits over a strip of Hazel & Ruby Swanky Solids Washi Tape. I thought the colours of the two pieces of washi tape blended perfectly!
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My next two cards feature stencilled butterflies. The Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks are perfect for using in this way as they stick closely to the cardstock surface, preventing any bleed through of colour to the card base.
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I selected one of the bigger butterflies and placed it at an angle on the card front, painted a mixed of blues over the top and allowed it to dry before removing the mask. The stamped greeting from Darkroom Door was then embellished with a few lines of white Molotow paint pen to make it stand out a little.
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The second butterfly card uses a pair of images already placed together on the mask sheet – the scalloped, open circle and a teensy butterfly.
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I layered them onto a small square of white cardstock and sponged with two different colours of Distress ink. Simple layering with ribbon and a printed greeting finished it off.
Supplies -
Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask – Everyday Shapes
Hazel & Ruby Wrap It Up Crazy for Chevy – Teals paper roll
Hazel & Ruby Chalk It Up Fat Roll Washi Tape
Hazel & Ruby Swanky Solids Scallop Washi Tape
X-Press It Foam Tape
X-Press It Double Sided Tape
X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
Atelier Free Flow Artist’s Acrylic – Titanium White, Quinacridone Magenta, Pthalo Blue (Red Shade) & Cobalt Turquoise Light
White Molotow Paint pen
Ranger Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade & Ripe Persimmon
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Darkroom Door Wordstrip & Simple Sayings stamp set
I hope you have enjoyed learning how I created this little set of mini greetings! It’s so easy to change out the stamps, masks and colours to suit what supplies you have. Don’t forget we always love to see your projects so please share them to the Inspiration Lane Facebook page or stop by my blog and say hi!


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