I enjoy giving cards to family and friends. Cards are perfect way to send birthday wishes, celebrate a special event, or even to just say hello to someone. I always try to have a selection of homemade cards on hand to give out for any of these occasions. I’ve noticed my supply of cards has been getting a bit low and committed myself to making a few cards to bolster it up. New adventures/traveling is the theme of today’s card. I also am sharing a video on how to create a card background using the packaging technique.
I know quite a few people who are starting new adventures this fall. While adventures can be exciting they can also be nerve wracking too. What better way to help calm the nerves of someone than to give them a homemade card with well wishes in it? A card about exploring the world was begging to be made.
To make this card I used the following supplies:
- Roam by One Little Bird Designs
- White Cardstock
- Paper trimmer
- Glue or tape runner
- Foam adhesive
- Teal Color Shine
- Navy Color Shine
- Plastic packaging
- Clear Wink of Stella
- Cutting machine
- Using papers and embellishments from Roam create your card design in photoshop.
- Duplicate the striped base layer and the blue accent layer to an 8.5 x 11 document.
- Print and cut the layers out.
- Using your cutting machine software, trace then cut out your element pieces.
- Using the packaging technique (see video below) create your card background. In the video I used a piece of plastic packaging from a sticker set I own. It was a little large to work with. I would suggest a piece of plastic closer to the size of the actual card. Also the bottles I hold up in the video are teal and navy color shine.
- Assemble your card using your original document as a guide.
- Add additional embellishments as needed. (ie Wink of Stella)
That’s it! A very simple way to add some mixed media to your card background. I love the pops of shine that I get from the mists. Anyone who receives this card of encouragement will be ready to head out on their adventure.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this short tutorial! Stay tuned next month for another Create a Card Tutorial. Be sure and share any cards you make with us! We love to see your creations in TLP gallery!