Mini Tea Paper Cards

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Hello everyone! I hope that everyone is doing well! So Last time I showed you have to make Antique Tea Paper Cards. I know that that stationary set had many steps. Sometimes you want to give someone a handmade card, but you don’t want it to be super hard to to. Well have no fear! Today I will be showing you all a simplified version of those cards. This is going to be fun.

Once again we are going start with a base sheet from out tea paper stack.

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Because these cards are going to be “mini” we are going to fold and cut our 8.5 x 11 in sheet of paper in half width wise.

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Each half sheet can make one card. So then you get two cards out of each sheet of paper.

Next I got a sheet of creme printer paper and I cut it the same way.This sheet will serve as the lining for the inside of your card where you will write your message. You want to add this second layer of paper to make your card more sturdy. You can use any color paper for this. Just get your paper and cut it to the same size as your tea paper and crease it in the middle too.

2015-02-27 09.41.20After that you want to use Elmer’s glue to attach it to the inside of your card. In order to avoid having your card buckle or wrinkle I suggest only putting glue on the edge of each side of the white paper. Then just line it up with the edges of your tea paper and attach it.

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Now just attach the other side the same way:

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When you are done fold the card in half again so you can see where the crease is. 

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Now you want to attach your pre-pressed dried flower to the paper using matt medium or white Elmer’s glue. Don’t be shy with the amount of glue that you use. The more the better because you don’t want the flower to ever come off the page. I Used a paint brush to help cover everything easily.

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Make sure to brush BOTH sides of the flower with the glue.  When you are done and you know that the flower is firmly attached to the paper cover the top  of the flower with a few extra layers of glue so that way the delicate petals and leaves won’t break. When the glue dries it will be clear and it will form a protective layer for the flower.

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Now you want to wait for the glue to dry completely. I just left them to dry overnight on my desk. In the morning they looked like this

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The next morning after I made sure the the glue had dried, I went in and I added a layer of clear liquid varnish on top of the glue. This made both of the flowers very shiny and lovely looking.

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After the varnish had dried. I went in and used a gold permanent marker to outline the edge of the card. I used a ruler so I could get the straight edges all the way around. After I finished the border I used the same marker to outline the flowers on the page as well as to highlight the individual petals.

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And that’s it! Your card is read to go after that! All you have left to do is to find an envelop to stuff it in so you can mail it to a friend. Don’t worry the flower will survive the mail and it won’t crumble.Let me know how they like it if you end it sending it to someone!

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