Paper Wings Productions May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Wings Productions May Blog Hop and Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Veronica's blog you're in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, and you'd like to see some amazing artwork and have the chance to win a prize, please CLICK HERE to start the hop from the beginning.

The theme for the hop this month is Thank You. We hope you will hop through and find inspiration for your own projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Paper Wings Productions Store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • Follow the Paper Wings Productions blog.
  • Visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment.
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Colorful Pop Up Thank You card with Stamped and Collage Images

I altered a piece of junk mail to create a fun and colorful pop-up thank you card. I used some of my favorite stamp sets and clip art sheets for this project.

Junk Mail Pop Up Thank You Card Before Altering

Here is the card that I started with. I thought the pop-up "THANKS" was really cool. This card was cut from thick cardstock, so it was a great base for painting and stamping.

Junk Mail Pop Up Thank You Card Before Altering

Before I started altering this card, I carefully detached the "THANKS" pop-up tabs from the card. Next, I covered that portion of the card with a piece of deli paper so that the sentiment area would stay white while I worked.

Junk Mail Card Neutralized with a Layer of White Gesso

I brushed on a couple layers of white gesso to neutralize the text and images on the card.

Junk Mail Card Covered with Bright Acrylic Paint

Next, I painted blocks of bright colors onto the inside of the card. I tried not to think too hard during this step. There are a lot of different techniques that I could have used to paint the base of this card. Color blending and stenciling would look great.

Stamped and Collageed Junk Mail Pop Up Thank You Card

I used several stamp sets with black archival ink to decorate the inside of the card. I painted a portion of the stamped area white so that I would have somewhere to write a message. I filled in some of the stamped images with contrasting colors of paint. I also added some doodling. I used several clip art sheets to add some fun graphics to the card. There isn't a right or wrong way to design this card. The possibilities are really endless.

Stamped and Collageed Junk Mail Pop Up Thank You Card

Once the card was dry, I reattached the pop-up element to the card. I covered the front and back of the card with plain white cardstock so that all the fun color is a surprise upon opening.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Make sure to head on over to the Paper Wings Productions Blog to finish the hop.

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Dana {You Are Here} 



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Other Supplies: Acrylic Paint, Paint Pens, White Gesso, Jet Black Archival Ink, Floral Fabric Tape, Junk Mail Card, White Cardstock

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