Mixed Media Note Card Set With Nuvo Drops

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

I created a mini card set using my Nuvo drops as paint for my tiny “canvases”.

To start, I created four 4-bar note cards from white card stock.  This size ends up being 3.5” x 4.7/8”.  A cute size for sending a quick “hello” or “thanks”.  I used my paper trimmer to first cut my card stock at 7” vertically, then, 4 7/8” horizontally.  I cut the card stock again horizontally at 4 7/8” for a second card.

Using my Scor-Buddy, I scored each card horizontally at 3 ½”.

I also cut four panels for the Nuvo Drops—each 4”x 2 ¾”.

I gathered up my Nuvo Crystal Drops and created 4 color combos of 3 colors using my Color Wheel as a guide.  I’m not an expert at using the wheel, but just by turning it and trying the colors together, I get inspired.

These are the color combos I chose for the Nuvo Drops:

  1. Ripened Pumpkin, Crushed Grape, Caribbean Ocean
  2. Red Berry, Ripened Pumpkin, Caribbean Ocean
  3. Red Berry, Apple Green, Crushed Grape
  4. Apple Green, Dandelion Yellow, Crushed Grape

 

After choosing my combos, I squeezed the colors onto my card panels turning my panel as I changed colors.  You want to be sure you’re squeezing the drops evenly around to cover the panel and making kind of a “cross-hatch” pattern.

I set the panels to dry overnight and got to work on my sentiments.

I created my own sentiments using Avery Elle’s Modern Calligraphy stamp set.  These stamps line up perfectly and have a beautiful brush-lettered script.

I used my stamp platform to stamp the letters one at a time to spell “thanks” on some white card stock.  I stamped each letter twice on the card in different areas to save time.  I also lined them up angling down, in order to trim them for my final card.

After stamping my sentiments, I trimmed them with my trimmer at an angle.  I added the word “hello” too—which you see in the final photos for something different.

For a fun effect, I trimmed out coordinating colors of foam to raise my panels up on the card.

After adding the foam to my now dry Nuvo panels, I adhered the sentiments with foam squares.

The Nuvo Drops on the panels dried perfectly and remained raised.  I really like how these turned out.

 

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope I inspired you to try new things with your Nuvo Drops.  Have a great day!

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One thought on “Mixed Media Note Card Set With Nuvo Drops

  1. CHRISTI L STEINBECK

    What a great idea! I sooooo am addicted to nuvo drops! All the types!. Glitter, Crystal, Jewel ect. I don’t know if I love them all as much as I am enjoying collecting ALL THE COLORS! Just like copics, you have to have ALL the colors right? HAHAHAHA! Anyhow, Seriously, I love this idea and yes I use mine on every project I think it would work on. Thanks for sharing!

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