Friday, October 30, 2015

For My Guys

©Michele Emerson-Roberts  2015


Creating cards for the guys in my life can be a challenge!  Never fear - .a few pieces of handmade paper to the rescue!

I wanted to play with some new ideas and this was the perfect place and time. If I make at least two of each card I will have one for each of the four guys birthdays…..smile. Better make some extras just in case!


 

Supplies:

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • A sunny window
  • Blender, small strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Scraps of ivory or white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Dies:  Impression Obsession #310-XX Forest & 080-N Deer Trio
  • SpellbindersTM  Grand Calibur™ Machine
  • Tan and white card stock for card bases (small card is 4 ¼ x5 ½”, large card is 5 x 7” folded)
  • Envelopes to fit cards
  • Black scraps and tan scraps for die cutting
  • WestcottTM paper trimmer & scissors
  • Scor-palTM (LOVE the new 1/8th version!)
  • BeaconTM ZipDry™ adhesive, double sided foam tape or dots
  • DecoArtTM Acrylic paints: golden yellow, olive and grass green, brown
  • Sea sponge
  • Autumn word stamp
  • Clearsnap™ Olive Chalk™ ink pad
  • Iron if you want the paper smooth

Instructions:

  1. Follow the direction for paper making and casting found in any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits or books to make slurry from the white/ivory scraps.
  2. Create one or more sheets of medium weight white/ivory handmade paper.
  3. When the sheets of paper are dry, cut them in half.
    - For the large card: trim to 4 ½ x 6 ½”.
    - For the small card trim a ¼ sheet to 4 1/8 x 5 ¼”.
    (Save the extra pieces for other projects)
  4. Water down the acrylic paints.
  5. Use the sea sponge to dab and swirl the paints onto the handmade paper pieces. (See samples for color combos.)
  6. Allow paint to dry.
  7. Die cut the 3 deer, and one set of trees from black cardstock.
  8. Die cute a set of trees from tan scrap.
  9. Stamp the word “Autumn” with the olive Chalk ink onto a scrap of the painted paper.
  10. Cut a piece of the tan scrap a little bit larger than the stamp piece.
  11. Score and fold the cards.

Assemble the cards:

Large card:

1.      Attach the painted paper to the card front with ZipDry™ adhesive.
2.      Attach the die cut trees and deer trio to the painted paper with tiny pieces of foam tape.

Small card:

1.      Attach the painted paper to the card front with ZipDry™ adhesive.
2.      Attach the die cut trees to the painted paper with tiny pieces of foam tape.
3.      Layer the stamped word onto a tan scrap and attach to the bottom of the card.

8 comments:

  1. I love your cards! The backgrounds are just wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Jean....the backgrounds were a snap.......I will definitely do more of these backgrounds!
      Love and light,
      Michele

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    1. Greetings Sandee,
      Thanks for the cudos.
      Love and light,
      Michele

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  3. I just love your cards.. they are awesome!!

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    1. Thanks a bunch! They will be a huge hit with the guys.
      Love and light,
      Michele

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  4. Beautiful cards. I am inspired as I too have a lot of guys in my life and I am always looking for ideas to make them cards. Thank you.

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  5. Greeting,
    Glad you like the card....super easy to make.
    Love and light,
    Michele

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