Welcome to the first Take Two Thursday! My goal is to share regular content on Thursdays that builds off of what I shared on Tuesday’s tutorial. Some weeks it may feature the same technique applied to a new project, or maybe the same product from the tutorial used in a different way. I am excited about the possibilities and I hope you are too! I hope it will be a great source of inspiration for you!
Today’s Take Two is a second take on the technique from Tuesday’s Tutorial: Pastel on Kraft Background.
For this card, I worked on a Jumbo #12 kraft tag which I folded in half to create a card. Like the tag on Tuesday, I adhered the tag on white cardstock.
I used Perfect Layers to trim the cardstock to create a precisely measured border.
To embellish the card, I stamped this pretty collage image (Hero Arts Just Because) on manila cardstock. After cutting out the image, I colored it with Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, and Bundled Sage Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. I did the “spritz and flick” technique with water to speckle it. I also inked the edge of the label with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I adhered the label to the front of the card using adhesive foam squares.
To add dimension to the front of the card, I stamped and cut out a second butterfly. After coloring it with Distress Ink Markers, I adhered it to the front of the card over the other butterfly (be sure to color it to match so that it looks good underneath). Adhere the butterfly in the center only. A small foam square under the wings will help keep them up.
What do you think? I love how this technique works on both cards and tags. I often get emails asking what I do with all of those tags or can the tag ideas translate into cards. I hope this example helps answer that. I love tags for the size. For me it is about the “making” not what I will do with the finished item. Tags are a good size to experiment with for me. But as you can see, what ever you do on a tag and easily be turned into a card.
If you do a project using a Tuesday tutorial, I would love to see it! Feel free to share a link below in the comments so I can visit your blog too!