7. To embed your pressed flowers and leaves as part of your card design, add the pressed flowers and leaves to the wash basin or laundry tub.
8. Dip the mould and deckle into the bottom of your wash basin or laundry tub.
9. Lift the mould and deckle to the surface of the water collecting the paper pulp with the pressed flowers and leaves on top of the mould and deckle.
10. Let the excess water drip off and drain for a few minutes.
11. Boot trays are great to place the paper moulds to dry. It will take about 24 hours to dry depending on the weather.
12. Once the paper is dry, it can be cut, folded and stored in between paper sheets and inside plastic boxes to keep it safe from dust, humidity and light.
Gather your materials and enjoy making your own handmade paper cards! These sheets are rustic and textured and they work best as card covers. Ideally messages should be written in regular paper and placed inside like inserts. However it is possible to sign them with a fine marker. Make a stash and decorate them for any occasion.
Gabriela Delworth is a freelance graphic designer, published designer and instructor. She teaches classes and workshops year-round at creative centers. She features a craft of the month on her website.