Happy Monday folks! So, Blogtacular was pretty darn awesome!!!!…I made it on the trains, found my way about & had a great time meeting & chatting with such lovely & amazing (mostly) ladies, and being utterly inspired by all the awesome speakers – don’t know what all my fuss was about really!
In the meantime, I wanted to quickly share with you the DIY edge painted business cards I did for the weekend (they were so easy to do)…
\\ sponge brush
\\ acrylic paints
\\ cards (I use MOO.com)
1// I lined up the cards really tight & smooth by pushing them down on the table & at the same time, against a thick book so that both horizontal & vertical sides lined up together (this is the most fiddly & hardest bit as you don’t want any dips which will cause smudges on the front/back of the cards ~ it needs both hands, hence no pics!)
2// I then clamped the cards to keep them place. I’ve seen it suggested that a rock or tin can would work, but I didn’t feel this held everything in place enough…
3// I painted the edges using the sponge brush & then left to dry…
4// Once dried, I flicked the cards to unstick them & then went through running my thumbnail over the flat side, front & back on each card, to scrape away any small areas where the paint had slipped & to smooth the edges.
Voila! I also did my mini cards which I’ll be using as swing tags in future the same way, and I was really pretty chuffed with the results…what d’you reckon?
For more ideas on creative cards, you might like to click here.