French Quarter Note Card
The French Quarter Note Card is a versatile stationery design for all francophiles. The examples below show a thank you card, but you can use Melony Bradley's technique to create any kind of note card covered in elegant fleur de lis designs.
- Watermark Ink
- Fleur de Lis Stamp
- White or Clear Embossing Powder
- Embossing Heat Tool
- DecoArt Americana Acrylics in Tomato Red
- Paintbrush or Foam Brush
- Dixie Cup
- Black Ink
- Black Thread
- Sentiment Stamp (e.g. "with Gratitude" stamp shown)
- Jeweled Embellishment
- Ink the fleur de lis stamp with watermark ink and stamp it across the card front to create a repeating pattern.
- Sprinkle the whole card front with white or clear embossing powder.
- Pour excess powder back into the container for later use, and emboss the card front with a heat tool.
- Create a color wash with DecoArt Americana Acrylics in Tomato Red by mixing a small amount with water in a 1:1 ratio. Use a paintbrush or a foam brush to apply color wash to front of card, being careful not to saturate card with wash.
- Buff your images with a paper towel to completely remove any paint and make them "pop."
- Ink the rim of a dixie cup with black ink and then stamp several times on the card front.
- Stamp the fleur de lis in black ink inside in the center of the stamped circles.
- Stitch a border around the card front in black thread with a straight stitch.
- Stamp your sentiment in black ink below the black fleur de lis.
- Add a pretty jeweled embellishment to the fleur de lis to finish your card.
Instead of using acrylic paint, you can use ink for the background for a more subtle effect: