Saturday, 13 May 2017

Batch Making

Batch making isn't a thing I normally do as I'm not a great fan of production line methods, much preferring to make each card as an individual item from start to finish although I realise this isn't necessarily an efficient way of working.  However I came across a box of DL cards which isn't a size I work with much nowadays and decided I really should try to use some of them up.  I decided to set about making some 'notelet' cards which I thought would make a nice gift as a set of six with envelopes in a box.

I started with watercolour paper and Pixie Powders to prepare some background pieces which I then edged with a gold pen and cut to size to fit above the stamped wording which I'd lined up onto the base cards using a stamp positioning gizmo which certainly makes this easier to achieve. The dandelion clock images were then stamped onto the coloured pieces before mounting them onto the front of the note cards.  A box was made to fit the cards with their envelopes and I was actually surprised how quickly and easily I'd managed to make a nice gift item - here is just one of the cards

I still have plenty of the DL cards left so I might well decide to produce some more sets with different colours and images - the box is quite an easy thing to make too once the size has been decided.

Stamps used - Hobby Arts Dandelion set
Words - free stamp which came with a magazine
Pixie Powder - olive green


  1. Your dandilion lock image is perfect for a DL card Val...lovely background effect


  2. Lovely background Val and your dandelion looks great on it. Well done for creating a gift from unused card stock!
    Val x