There is a project in the book that uses lined record records to make correspondence cards which really appealed to me so I popped along to Rymans on the way home from the day job last week to stock up on record cards in a selection of colours. I spent this morning, a gorgeous sunny morning and my first day of annual leave, making myself a papercraft owl.
When he was finished I scanned him, changed his eyes in Photoshop (they just didn't look right once printed) and printed him onto the 4 x 6 inch sized sheets.
I really like that the lines on the card just show through the image, makes it really obvious the item is handmade. As well as the blank cards, I thought the image would be nice to use for an invitation to a child's party or play-date so I printed some onto textured card. Once I rounded off the corners, added the envelopes and tied them with the twine I thought all the cards looked really cute and best of all they are so easy to make.
I have had so much fun making these little cards that I am going to make a few more in different designs and take them to the shop-ette this week. I think they'll make a lovely gift for a charming child with delightful manners.
If you try making some similar I'd love to see your pictures, tweet me @ilovestrangefruit