Just recently I was contacted by Minted.com about doing a bit of a collaboration type thing…
They would give me free product in exchange for me to mention them on my blog…. I was asked to “hack” one of their designs into a tutorial here on my blog….. so since I was given permission to do something like that I jumped at the chance!
Minted.com are well known for their art prints but they also have wedding, special occasion stationery that you can customise right on their website and you can also do business cards and envelope return label wraps! Everything is very stylish with a great easy to flow and use website.
I poured through their website over a few days looking at and favouriting all the prints and products I liked…. ended up with a lot on my wish list! LOLBut since I was there to “hack” one of their designs I chose one from my “love” list and made a print into a greeting card and this is how I did it….
Tutorial for A Key Greeting Card:
You will be making:
you will need:
Dark brown A4 sheet of card stock
A4 sheet of white card stock (watercolour paper too if you have it)
FaberCastell Gelatos in BubbleGum and Guava colours
Sentiment stamp and Key stamps with acrylic block and Brown ink pad
small plastic container or plastic sheet to scribble your gelatos onto.
paper Trimmer or scissors
1. cut your brown card stock in half then fold one half in half again to make your card base.
2. Trim the watercolour card stock (or plain white card stock) to 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″But DONT STICK DOWN YET
3. scribble the Guava Gelato into the plastic container
4. Paint onto the watercolour card (or white card stock) a rough circle/oval shape in the middle repeating steps 3 and 4 with darker BubbleGum Gelato over top… This helps add a little depth.
5. Waiting for the above steps to dry….
Trim white card stock too 5 1/2″ x 4″ and stick down onto your brown card base
then Trim brown card stock too 4 3/4″ x just over 3 3/4″ and stick on top of your white piece.
6. stamp your sentiment onto the painted circle piece of card stock with brown ink pad just above middle as shown
7. stamp your keys around the sentiment…. in different directions as shown
8. keep stamping till you get a loose square formation over the round painted circle
9. Stick your stamped panel to your card front and you are finished!
See – wasn’t that easy?
off you go and have a try… there are plenty of key stamps out on the market, mine are old Fiskars stamps they could still be out there.
Have fun and see if you can do it with different stamps like bottle stamps, dress stamps, anything slightly long in shape… maybe flowers with stems?
Experiment away and have fun.
All the best and happy Creating.
Thanks to Alex at Minted.com for letting me do this post.