This week we are demonstrating how to make Thank You Cards fun to design and fun to receive! Our designers have continued working with our friends at ARC Crafts and it is so cool to see the different things you can do with their real wood specialty paper. Anytime you can add a different dimension to your card project it is sure to stand out. Their fantastic BARC wood paper lets you do just that and is Perfect for any project!
Using The Perfect Airbrush tool apply desired color/s to cardstock (the card shown has two blues and a touch of coral).
Die cut alphas. Using The Perfect Craft Ruler as a guide, align and lightly adhere letters to the airbrushed card stock. Once dry, hand stitch using floss (and I JUST noticed that the “N” did not get completely stitched! Ugh. That will be fixed).
Once letters are stitched, adhere this piece to the BARC Wood Paper. Using the Perfect Little cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini, 1/16” trim around wood paper. Adhere this to white card stock and with the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around white card stock minus the bottom edge which will be trimmed to 3/8”.
Adhere this piece to card base. Add a small torn section from the airbrushed card stock and fussy cut flowers from patterned paper.
Punch three butterflies from the BARC Wood paper and glue one atop each other and lightly fan edges once dry. Add to card and finish off with an enamel dot and bow. Add two additional enamel dots to card.
Other: card stock, card base, Copic Markers, patterned paper, enamel dots, twine, DMC floss, punch, and dies
Many Thanks (card)
Using The Perfect Airbrush tool apply desired color/s to card stock (the card shown has two blues and a touch of coral). Trim to desired shape.
Adhere to the BARC Wood Paper. Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around wood paper. Adhere this to white card stock and with the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around white card stock minus the bottom edge which will be trimmed to 3/8”.
Adhere this piece to BARC Wood paper. Using your cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around wood paper with the exception of the bottom edge; trim to approx. 1”8” smaller than card base. Adhere to card base.
Die cut dimensional heart from the BARC Wood paper, assemble, and adhere to card.
Add a small torn section from the airbrushed card stock and fussy cut flowers from patterned paper.
Finish off with twine, enamel dots, and rub-ons.
Other: card stock, card base, Copic Markers, patterned paper, enamel dots, twine, rub-ons, and die
ARC Crafts products are so fun and versatile to use. We loved how you can cut them, dye them or decorate them anyway you choose. They offer some great dimensions to any project and on top of paper they also have specialty envelopes and self adhesive labels to add to your crafting supplies! Check out their website, as well as all of their different social media sites, Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Blog, and Pinterest.
We here at Perfect Paper Crafting have teamed up with our friends at ARC Crafts to show you some wonderful card making projects that you can complete with a combination of their tools and ours! Have you seen their BARC wood sheets yet? These are an awesome variety of real wood specialty paper and envelopes that should be added to any serious paper crafter’s arsenal. They even have wood labels that can be decorated any way you choose! Read on below to see some collaborative projects that we came up with and watch for more coming soon.
Hi everyone, it’s Holly here today and this month the Perfect Paper Crafting team is collaborating with ARC Crafts. I’m using a sheet of the Sticky BARC Birch Labels for my project and some products from Mama Elephant.
I die cut the Venice Envelope from some Woodgrain card stock then I spritzed it with a blue marker and the Spritzer Tool.
I stamped the images from the Mama Elephant Three Amigos & Lawn Fawn Smart Cookie set onto some Copic friendly card stock using Memento Tuxedo black ink and I colored them in with Copics. Then I cut them out leaving a small white border and adhered the hat onto the little fox.
I adhered the images to the front of the gift card envelope using some foam adhesive. I wanted some Banners to go along the top edge so I choose two from the Birch label sheet and I added some patterned paper to one of them with some adhesive and trimmed the excess off using the Perfect Layers tool edge so I had a nice clean edge. Then I adhered the banners and trimmed off the excess hanging over the top. Adding the pattern paper to the Birch piece gives it a little extra stability to pop it up.
I used some mini glue dots to adhere them to the back of the envelope and added some Blue Baker’s twine for the closure.
Using die, cut zig-zag faceplate, this is the base BARC Wood feature for this card.
Trim white cardstock to size of die cut zig zag faceplate. Using The Perfect Airbrush Projects tool apply desired color/s to entire sheet of cardstock. For this card three layers of colors were used- the same that were used when stenciling. Once desired background has been achieved and is dry, adhere the die cut to the cardstock and then adhere to card base.
Die cut solid butterflies from BARC Wood and other from vellum.
Add sticker tags, twine, and hello sticker.
Cut out small BARC Wood banner pieces and adhere.
Adhere BARC Wood butterflies to card. Add vellum atop of BARC wood butterflies and add enamel dots.
Finish off with random sequins.
Trim yellow piece of patterned paper to ½” smaller than card base. Lightly distress edges and adhere to blue patterned paper.
Poke two holes through each corner of yellow patterned paper and stitch floss across base.
Adhere zig-zag piece over card.
Die cut feathers and stich floss through center. Lightly distress edges, fold to create dimension, and add to card.
Finish off with a few gold sequins and bow.
Other: cardstock, Copic Markers, enamel dots, sequins, stickers, twine, vellum, and dies
ARC Crafts products are awesome and our designers had so much fun working with them. It is so great to have products with different textures and feel. The awesome thing is you can print on it, stamp it, stain it, use your die cuts, all you have to do is treat it just like paper. What an awesome way to add an great new dimesion to your crafting. Check out their website, as well as all of their different social media sites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, and Pinterest.
Hello everyone, Chitra here and today I am sharing a card using photo. It was little difficult for me to just come up with a card idea using photo, here is what I made…
By Chitra Nair (that is me and hubby dear)
To create this card:
- First I took an A2 sized white card base and placed “bubble mask” stencil from studio calico and used my Perfect Paper Crafting Air brush along with R24 marker and spritzed little red color on the bottom part of the card base.
- Then I took a photo I wanted to use for my card and used Perfect Square tool and Perfect Cutting Mat to get the perfect measurement I wanted. I just wanted the left and right sides trimmed; I used the bottom edge as my catch edge and trimmed one side and did the same for the other side using top edge as the catch edge.
- Once I was happy with the photo size I used corner punch to round all four corners.
- For layering I used 3/8”-inch, 1/8”-inch and 3/16”-inch (from bottom to top); I used Perfect Layers Mini on design papers from DCWV.
- I adhered the whole photo panel directly to the card base.
- For the stamped image I used Avery Elle’s “Dream Boat” stamp set; stamped the image onto Crafters Companion ultra smooth white cardstock and colored it using Copics, then trimmed it out and adhered it using some foam squares.
- The sentiment is also from the same Avery Elle’s set which is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Here is a close up:
Hope you like my card, thanks for stopping by!!
Have a great day!
Materials used: Stamps: Avery Elle “Dream Boat”, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Paper: Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock, Crafters Companion Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, DCWV, Other: Copics, Studio Calico “bubble mask” Stencil, Perfect Layers Mini with Cutting Mat, Perfect Square, Airbrush, Cutting Matt.