Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Card fun!

Hello! I am so excited to becoming to you from Miss Art’s Papercrafting School! Alyssa, thank you so much for asking me to join you!

We are focusing on a special group that is very dear to my heart, Operation Write Home. My son was stationed overseas for a couple years and has made many friends whom are now stationed around the world. I am so grateful for all of you wonderful ladies that donate your time and cards so that these men and women may remain in contact with their loved ones at home. It really means so much both those sending the cards, and those receiving them.
I want to share with you a fun way to add a little texture without adding a lot of bulk.

I stared with a plain piece of burlap and a few colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Pink Bubblegum, Sunshine, and Waterslide). The burlap absorbs the mists very quickly so one or two sprays gives a lot of color. I brought my colors close together so they would blend slightly where they met giving even more variation.

I like to use a clear acrylic stamp enabling me to see exactly where I am placing the image. Using StazOn ink, I applied a generous amount of ink to the image, I placed the stamp onto the burlap.  Since the burlap is much easier to cut when dry, I set the piece aside while I went to work on the rest of my card.

After distressing and stitching a couple layers for my card, I decided I wanted to place the flower over a banner. I devised a little trick to cutting an even bottom on a banner.
Cut a post-it note paper the width of your banner.
Fold the post-it in half and cut at an angle.
Unfold the post-it and line it up on the bottom of your banner piece, the adhesive on the post-it will hold it in place
 Cut your banner into shape!

After adhering the banner, and layering with a diecut, I cut a couple leaves from my favorite Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, inking the edges for dimension. Cut the flower and attach with a button. Tuck the leaves in around the flower.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s little tutorial! I look forward to seeing your burlap images!

Here is a peek at the card a created using the second flower.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s little tutorial! I look forward to seeing your burlap images!

Do you enjoy making cards? Every Tuesday in April the teachers at Miss Art's Papercrafting School will be teaming up to bring you a card tutorial, designed to spark your creativity, teach you new techniques, and meet the specifications for Operation Write Home cards. Each Tuesday, visit the Miss Art's blog  to view the tutorial. Then join designers Karen Hanson. Alyssa McGrew, Tina McDonald, and Jodi Baune in creating cards to donate to Operation Write Home. Cards will be collected at the Miss Art's office, then forwarded as a group to the Operation Write Home distribution center. Every card we receive will become an entry to win the Esther's Innovations kit  from Miss Art's! You can send as many cards as you like, earning as many entries as you like, but only cards following the OWH guidelines will be eligible. Cards must be received by May 25th, 2012 to be eligible for the drawing. International entries and cards are welcome. Cards created should be shipped to Miss Art's Papercrafting School, Attn: Alyssa McGrew, 125 Sherry Ln, Attica, IN 47918.
For more information about the specific requirements for donated cards, please view the OWH requirements page.
We can't wait to see what you create!
Alyssa McGrew
Owner, Miss Art's Papercrafting School


Chrissy said...

You did a fantastic on this tutorial! Congratulations on being invited to Miss Arts. That's awesome. Both cards are beautiful.

Monika Wright said...

Great tutorial! Not being a stamper, I appreciate the tips and adore your creativity. Have fun with your new gig, too.

Izzy Anderson said...

I love this. The tip about the post-it note is genius. Why didn't I think of that! Beautiful work with the burlap.

Patricia said...

Awesome. This is so gorgeous!

Kris Berc said...

Your tutorial is wonderful. It's great to learn ways to add interest to cards without adding bulk!

Leah Crowe said...

Just gorgeous, Jodi! Love your beautiful work!

Ruby said...

Ooh I LoVe your banner idea and misting onto burlap, so creative. Fab tutorial!

Carol said...

The misting on the burlap is so effective, thanks for sharing and great tutorial, great job.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

As always Jodi you amaze me.

Waseem said...

Great tutorial! Not being a stamper, I appreciate the tips and adore your creativity.definitely helps me when design Gift Card envelopes.