Thank you notes inspired by 1960’s dresses

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I have been feeling very inspired by the 60’s lately. I just graduated so thank you notes are in order, I thought it would be fun to pull inspiration from funky 60’s dress patterns!

This is a step by step tutorial on how to make these cards, have fun!

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You will need: Card stock, paint brush, water colors, cup of water, plate to mix paints, paper towel.

DRESS INSPIRATION 1:

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I love the pattern of this dress! So fun and funky, these colors are the epitome of the 1960’s!

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First you need a black marker.

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On the card, I drew the simple outlines of flowers, pulling inspiration from the pattern.

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Paint the tulip with a vivid magenta.

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Paint the flower centers with orange.

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Paint the daisy a dark yellow.

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Paint the little daisies a burnt orangish red, SO sixties.

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Paint all the leaves green, putting dots of green other laces as well.

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Color in the THANKS black, it does not stand out enough hollow.

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Now have fun choose any color, I chose dark yellow and with semi watery paint, create loose flower like shapes filling empty spots!

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Ta-da!

DRESS INSPIRATION 2:

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I loved this print because although very 60’s, the black and white with bright pops is right on trend!

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Put a piece of tape on the middle of your card.

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With the same black marker draw lines in groups, ranging from think to thick.

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Just pressing the brush tip to base in a flower formation, make yellow daisies

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Using the same technique with blue paint, create smaller clusters of daisies.

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Add leaves where ever your please

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Add magenta flowers and give the yellow daisies centers.

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give the blue daisies yellow centers.

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Add black accents around all the flowers centers

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Add greenery in empty spaces.

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Write thank you in that empty gap, YAY!

DRESS INSPIRATION 2:

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Ok, I know this one is a little different than the pattern but how was I supposed to refrain from using magenta with a giant pitcher of peonies in my face?

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See, I had too.

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Tape it again.

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Loosely fill the spaces with watered down blue and green paint.

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If its to watery and dark, dab it. I like this look because it allows the other colors to show through.

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Add dark green leaves where ever you please, as well as magenta dots in clusters of four, and magenta petals scattered.

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Write thank you, and draw some black daisies!

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Now tie them up and save them for a rainy day, you never know when you will need to say thank you, plus anything homemade is extra special.

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