I put something in the mail the other day for a blogging friend who's going through a difficult time in her life right now. I know that some painted and glued cardboard can't take away her pain but I wanted her to know that she is being thought of.
The base of this is a cereal box cut down to 5 x 7. I coated it with a layer of modeling paste then dry brushed it with an off white paint. The green vine was drawn on with marker then I went over it with a glitter paint. The flowers and leaves were cut from book pages and colored with markers then brushed with mod podge to make them a bit more durable. For the words I cute strips of cereal box. I first painted them then when they were dry I inked the edges with a brown ink pad. I wrote the words on with a marker then outlined them with an ultra fine tip marker. Once they were done I hot glued them to the base. The back was covered with a piece of scrapbook paper to finish it off.