Hi friends! I hope you try something new and crafty this weekend! No matter how much you create there is always more to learn! I learned something with this card:
I learned that when you work with craft foam you need a super strong adhesive! My ATG tape did not want to stick to the foam and after I photographed the card when I was done it fell apart! So, unless you want to send your friends and family a DIY card kit you want to make sure you use a strong adhesive like Scor-Tape or a thick fast grab glue. I could have not mentioned this and let you think that I am a crafty goddess but that’s not my style, I gotta keep it real:) I must say I really like the dimension if this card using craft foam as the matting layer but you can use paper instead and it would be just as pretty. Watch the video for a full step by step!
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Supplies from Rubber Stamp Tapestry:
- Peg Stamp Sets: Field of Clover, Chamomile bee
- Bee-Utiful Day UM stamp set
- Distress oxide ink
- Blending brush
- Hexagon embossing folder
- gel pen: white
- Glitter pen
- Hemp cord
- Strong adhesive (1/4″ scor tape)
- White cardstock (recollections heavyweight)
- Fun Foam
- Paper trimmer
- Sponge daubers (tutorial here)
1. Cut a sheet of cardstock in half and fold to make an A2 card. Cut the remaining piece of cardstock in half to make a 4.25″x5.5″ panel and emboss using a hexagon embossing folder.
2. Ink the embossed panel with yellow ink and a blending brush and cut each corner off diagonally as shown in the video. This is easily achieved with a 12″ paper trimmer. Adhere the triangles to craft foam and trim so there is a 1/4″ reveal of the foam on the long diagonal edge of each triangle.
3. Use the triangle panels you just made as a template and trace on your card. Stamp a design in the area that will show. Use a white gel pen to protect any light areas you wish. Ink the background with a sponge dauber when you are done stamping and sprinkle with water and ink. While your ink is out stamp a sentiment and trim it out.
4. Adhere the triangle panels and sentiment to your card and embellish with buttons as desired!
This was a simple, yet fun card to make and I hope you give it a try! You can use any theme or occasion stamp you like too! Happy crafting!