DIY gold foil notes will make your message so much sweeter! The gold leaf words can easily be customized with your message.
Hooray for handmade cards! They are something I enjoy doing and even more enjoy sending. It seems like everything is digital and online these days, which makes receiving a snail mail note that more special. There are obvious reasons to send a thank you card, like a bridal shower or a birthday, but I think the best ones are complete unexpected. “Thanks for the ride home the other night.” or “Thanks for letting me borrow a dress for that wedding!”
I’ve shared many versions of DIY Thank You Notes and Greeting Cards on the blog, but these are probably one of my favorite. I mean gold leaf, come on! The gold foil look is classy and elegant and I’m definitely proud to put one in the mail. I also love that you can customize them with any message, like the “Let’s Do Brunch” ones I made along with the thank you notes.
DIY Gold Leaf Greeting Cards
You will need:
1. Lightly pencil out your design on cardstock. Because I don’t have amazing handwriting, I found it easiest to type up an example in a fancy font. An easy way to do this is to use the daFont database, which allows you to type in words and then displays them in 100’s of different fonts! You may want to do an outline so you know what to fill in with the adhesive.
2. Dab your brush in gold leaf adhesive pen to fill in the font, covering all pencil marks. Let dry for a few minutes until the adhesive becomes tacky.
3. Ever so gently press the gold leaf onto the adhesive. Use a paintbrush to gently brush over the gold leaf to remove any excess.
4. For added durability, spray with a light coat of matte spray acrylic.
Note: I tried the gold leaf adhesive pen and just didn’t have any luck with it. It was hard to control and difficult to get the level of detail this project requires. The brush method worked easily.
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