These cards may look simple, but there are numerous layers, brushes and filters used to create each one. I was going for a vintage feel.
Each card was printed on 5.5 x 8.5 card stock then folded in half. A piece of plain paper was cut to
5.25 x 8.25. An image from the card was printed on to this. This sheet (for my message) is folded in half and inserted into the card. Holes were punched about 1" from each side on the crease and a ribbon threaded through and tied on the outside.
I found these sweet little "baskets" at a sidewalk sale. (Now you know where my inspiration came from!)
I keep empty cereal boxes on hand. One never knows when a box like this will come in handy. In this instance, I'll use one to mail the baskets.
Open box flat, scrub with sandpaper
Layer of Gesso
Layers of acrylic paint
Label created in PSE - voila a mailing box that matches the gift!
I'm off to the store to find some jelly beans/candy to place in the baskets so I can mail this box out.
Go to Pink Saturday for more inspiration.