Saturday, November 28, 2020

Textured Card Trio with Go the Scenic Route - DT project for Paige Evans

Hi there crafty friends,

I'm stopping by today to share my latest projects I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team. This time I have cards for you with the Go the Scenic Route collection. 

This year it's been even more important than before to tell our friends and family that they are loved, life is beautiful, and everything is going to be alright. What simpler way is there, than to create some handmade cards and mail it to them?

I decided to make some slimline cards that are all the rage now. Now, generally my slimline cards are about 3.5x8.5" but these three cards ended up being slightly wider, 4", because of the quilt patterned papers. I wanted to leave the circles complete, and luckily I got a full pattern with the 4" width. Does that make sense?!

For my first card, I chose a quilt patterned paper from the 6x8" paper pad. I cut it down to 4" wide, I'm not sure about the length, I just made sure that I have full circles - probably it's about 6.5"? There's two of this paper in the pad, and I fussy cut out the white shapes from the second paper. I then adhered these down, on top of the other paper, using only a tiny amount of glue in the middle of each shape, because I wanted to stitch them down and bend them up later. This creates such a wonderful texture and dimension!

I glued the patterned paper piece onto a white card stock, and then adhered these both to my card base. To finish off the card, I added a sentiment, for which I used some tickets from the ephemera pack, and I also placed some butterflies around it.

For my second card, I fussy cut a bunch of simple leaf shapes from a variety of patterned papers. I went with a blue-red-pink-orange color combo. To do this, I just drew a simple leaf shape onto a piece of heavy weight card stock and fussy cut it out. This served as a template for all the other leaves. Easy and quick, and one doesn't need any fancy tools! 

I cut two layers for each leaf - sometimes when I do this design, I go with more layers, but 2 is perfectly enough. So I glued the two layers together, but only in the middle, because I wanted to stitch these down and bend up the sides as well.

Once I was done with all the stitching, I adhered the leaves to my card base. I added some gold splatter for interest. I trimmed down a die cut from the ephemera pack for sentiment and using foam tape, I added this to my card too.

The third card is very similar to the first one, the paper has the same pattern, only a different scale. But I did the same thing with it: that is, added a second layer of shapes, stitched them down in the middle, and bent up the sides. 

I added three strands of twine above the patterned panel, as well as a bow. For my sentiment I used the lovely colorful alphas from this collection!

That wraps up today's post, I hope I could inspire you in some way!

I also have a process video, that you can watch here:

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!