Before I went on vacation, I made my sister and her friends each a friendship bracelet and a homemade card. I learned this technique of dying white paper using tissue paper and water during my tenure as a daycare teacher. Using eye-droppers to drip water onto paper is good for developing fine motor skills.
Basically to make these, you take colored tissue paper that has been ripped or cut and place it on white card stock. Then you drip water on top of the tissue paper and let it dry. Once it’s dry, remove the tissue paper. You’ll have nice tie-dye like paper.
If you’re like me, you’ll use the paper to make cheeky cards. I drew each of these first on separate paper and then directly on the cards with pencil. Then I went over them with a sharpie. I also wrote
terribly amazingly corny sayings on each card. Just so you know… these are totally me, definitely my sense of humor. I love them.
The bee was for Jessi because I thought it was cool and the colors reminded me of her.
The deer was for Jane because she eats venison and I thought it was hysterical to give her a deer.
The owl was for Lauren because it reminded me of her peacock tattoo.
I also made one for Cassie, but there’s no picture of it for some reason. She got a squirrel because she has a morbid fear of them.
These are some of the first few cards I’ve made since I used to make my friends construction paper cards in junior high.
What do you think? Have you ever made your own cards?