Thanksgiving is such a great time to remind us of all the wonderful reason to give thanks in our lives. Today Raechelle Bellus is showing us how to make this beautifully designed card, whether you are saying thanks for a gift given or a special friends, hand made cards are just the special way to do it.
Adhere top sheet of patterned paper to orange sheet allowing at least a ¼” border.
With the top patterned paper as your guide, with a pencil lightly mark a dot 1/16” out from the corner using The Perfect Ruler.
Again, using The Perfect Ruler top paper as your guide, move up along each side of the paper and lightly mark a dot with a pencil 1/8”.
Ever have a friend who needs some extra encouragement? We all do and what better way to encourage them or let them know you are thinking of them then with this hand made card. Raechelle Bellus is here showing us how to make this great card!
Cut base patterned paper to ¼” smaller than size of card and adhere to card base.
Place 3” x 4” journal on a partial piece of green patterned paper.
I die cut the speech bubbles first out of a white cardstock and then stamped the sentiment using VersaMark pigment ink and heat embossed it using White embossing powder. Then with the help of distress inks I applied inks on each speech bubbles. I used different colors on each one of them.
Then, I used Perfect Tear and the water pen included in the kit to tear the shape out of Navy blue cardstock, using the water pen makes the tearing so much smooth and easy.
To create the background I took a top folding A2 white card base, placed the speech bubbles where I wanted and lightly marked it with pencil. Then with the help of Perfect airbrush I spritzed coordinating inks using my sharpie markers.
The cardstock is flesh adhered to the bottom of the card base. Finally I added few sequins to the card.
Raechelle Bellus is here tonight creating a fun layout for us to show one of the many ways to honor our moms! We love our moms and it is so special when there are times you can capture a memory together and save it for generations to come!
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon and My Mind’s Eye
Sequins: Craftin Desert Diva’s
Stickers: Pink Paislee
Machine stitching, foam, and white cardstock.
Cut two strips of polka dot paper; one 5/8” x 12” (adhere to right edge of base paper) and the other to 1.75” x 12” (adhere this strip to left side of base paper)
Fussy cut circle doilies and flower sprays from patterned papers. Adhere circle doilies randomly on paper. Place one of the floral sprays slightly underneath border on right side of layout. Keep the side along the edge flat and use some foam to pop the rest up for dimension.
Place the Perfect Tears- Perfect Wave Tool– using the Large Wave Edge along bottom edge of the long area on the backside of striped patterned paper. Press down on edge with one hand, while tearing paper upward toward you. Be sure to hold tool down firmly and pull with a bit of force to get a clean cut.
Adhere this strip atop of polka dot paper on right side. My strip is about 1- 1/8” x 12”.
Add machine stitching along both inside edges of paper strips on both sides.
Add other two floral sprays using foam for some dimension.