This card looks like it belongs outdoors! You will learn how distressing techniques of crumpled paper give the backdrop a weathered appearance, making the perfect frame for the woodland scene which this greeting card features.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
- CRACKLED Card Making Template
- Clear rubber stamps featuring leaves: Fall Season
- Birch Buddies Clear Rubber Stamps
- Thank You Stamp – Garden Box Set
- Light weight, Light colored paper
- Rust colored Cardstock (A)
- Rust colored ink to match the cardstock, green ink and a golden ink.
- Green Tag
- Scissors and Glue
TO MAKE THIS CARD
- Cut your cardstock pieces and prepare according to the CRACKLED Card Making Template. For this card you will need to cut two D pieces. One in rust cardstock and one on cream. Be sure to trim the edges after you have folded your card so all edges are even. (NOTE: This card is larger than 6×6. Begin with Step 4 and adjust your template pieces to fit your card.)
- Take the lightweight, light colored paper (B) and distress as instructed in Distressing Techniques by crumpling and inking the paper.
- Carefully smooth out the paper, and glue onto the front of the card.
- On the D rust colored cardstock, using the Birch Buddies Clear Rubber Stamps, stamp two birch trees on right third of your paper in rust colored ink. On the D cream cardstock, stamp birch trees on the outside edges of your paper. Add leaves, grass, and animals as desired. Cut out the center area using a crat knife. Cut your photo or stamped image (D) to size. Matte your photo or stamped image with the cardstock (C). Distress the edges with ink if desired. Using 3-d sticky squares mat and mount this image as indicated in the above template.
- Using the Fall Season clear acrylic stamps, stamp three leaves, one each in green, rust, and a deep yellow opto cream colored cardstock. Cut out the leaves and arrange on card using 3-d sticky squares to secure.
- Stamp your message on the tag using the Garden Box Set of clear stamps, distress the edges with ink as explained in Distressing Techniques. Fasten the tag to your card. You can put the brad in either before you secure the tag to the card, or after.
- Add a saying or sentiment inside the card and stamp a leaf or two onto your envelope to finish your card making project