What an exciting week! Two blog hops and two tutorials in one week! On Tuesday I shared a peek at some of the new products in my product line with Spellbinders. Today I am sharing another tutorial with you as part as part of the See You at CHA Blog Hop! CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) is the trade association for the craft and hobby industry. Each year we have our largest trade show of the year in January. It is at this big show that my product line will officially début!
This blog hop features a fun mix of designers and manufacturers giving a sneak peek at what they will be showing at the show. The fun for you is that the blog hop grand prize is cold hard cash! There are multiple ways to enter to win, check out the entry widget at the bottom of this post (below the supply list) to enter. You can find a list of all the blogs on the hop by going here: See You at CHA Blog Hop.
For my project today, I am revisiting the Take Two post series by recreating Tuesday’s tag in a card. When I was designing my products, I wanted to choose sizes that would be really versatile for many different types of paper crafts- tags, cards, journal pages, etc. It is one of the reasons I choose an A7 (5×7) size for my embossing folders and the larger 6.5×4.5 size for my background stamps. I want them versatile for whatever was on your craft table.
With that in mind, I want to show you a card today based on the tag from Tuesday using the same group of products. I always say that you can turn any tag design into a card design, but sometimes it is helpful to see it done in a tutorial.
Cut a piece of manila cardstock to 6″ x 4″. Stamp the Big Cheesecloth background onto the piece using Ranger Coffee Archival ink. The card front should fit nicely on a 6 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ kraft card.
Apply Scattered Straw Distress Ink around the outer part of the card front using an ink blending tool.
Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges of the card front using an ink blending tool.
Ink the edges of the kraft card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.
Adhere the stamped card front to the front of the card.
Cut a piece of vellum to match the manila card front. Tear away part of the vellum from the top left edge to the middle of the right side. Place the vellum in the Rose Tablecloth embossing folder to emboss.
Adhere the vellum to the front of the card using a glue stick. Lightly skim over the embossed design with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using an ink blending tool to accent the design.
Place a strip of adhesive tape across the front of the tag about 1″ from the bottom edge.
Dye 1 yard of Crinkle Ribbon with any color of Distress Spray Stain. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool. Adhere a 6″ strip of the ribbon to the card front using the line of adhesive tape.
Add machine stitching if desired along the vellum edges.
Die cut and assemble a Notched Mini Envelope from kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the envelope with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Die cut a Frayed Tab from manila cardstock. Ink the edges of the tab with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Adhere the tab to the front and back of the envelope as shown in the tag tutorial.
Adhere the assembled envelope to the lower left card front. Arrange the flowers, leaves, stamens, and bow around the envelope.
Use a Wink of Stella Clear Brush Marker to add shimmer around the edges of the card and envelope and on the fabric elements.
Finish the card with a stamped sentiment on the ribbon to the right of the envelope.
I know I already swooned over this background stamp on Tuesday, but wow, I sure do love it! I love how irregular and imperfect the pattern is. It is just enough to make it interesting without being too busy for a background.
Oh vellum, I love you so much! I love the way vellum allows you to add layers and texture without losing the background. It also creates a focal area and neutralizes the background so that the focal area can really be the star.
I could swoon over how much I love these crinoline flowers, but you already know that, right? 😉
I can’t decide which I like this design better as, a card or as a tag. It was fun to create it as both and reminds me to revisit the Take Two theme more often!
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