Been Awhile Card

By  Michelle Boyer 

size: 5"x5"

  • Been Awhile Card


  • Cardstock: brown; black; cream.
  • Savannah paper pad (7gypsies).
  • Chestnut brads (American Crafts).
  • Denim fabric scrap.


  • Call Me stamp set (My Favorite Things).
  • Ink pads: Tuxedo Black Memento™ (Tsukineko®); Tim Holtz™ Antique Linen Distress Ink™ (Ranger®).
  • COPIC® markers (Imagination International): Skin White (E00); Warm Gray (W1, W3 and W5).
  • Fine-line black marker.
  • Foam sponge or dauber.
  • Paper piercer (for inserting brads).
  • Detail scissors.
  • Foam mounting squares or dots.
  • 1. Make top-fold brown card base. Cut a 4-1/2" brown cardstock square and mat on black. Cut and adhere a 4"x4-1/4" dotted paper piece to right side of matted panel. Set aside.
  • 2. Cut a 3-3/8"x3-5/8" burgundy paper piece and mat on black; adhere to left side of matted panel.
  • 3. Stamp black sentiment onto cream cardstock; trim to size. Double mat sentiment on black and brown cardstock, aligning right-hand edges. Sponge Antique Linen ink around sentiment edges and adhere to matted panel, again aligning right-hand edges.
  • 4. Insert three brads in lower left corner of dotted paper and upper right corner of burgundy paper. Adhere matted panel to card front using foam squares.
  • 5. Stamp black image onto cream/blue striped paper. Stamp and cut floor from brown cardstock. Stamp and cut chair from burgundy paper.
  • 6. Stamp and cut feet, hand and neck from cream cardstock; color pieces Skin White. Stamp pants onto denim fabric; lightly trace lines with black marker before cutting and adhering. Stamp and cut shirt from desired patterned paper. Stamp telephone onto cream cardstock; color with gray markers.
  • 7. Trim layered image and mat on black. Adhere image to burgundy panel.
  • Note
  • 1. When paper piecing using a rubber stamp, re-ink stamp before each new impression. Adhere layers to original image in order in which they are stamped and cut out.