Been Awhile Card

Materials

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

Tools

  • 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.

Directions

STEP 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.

STEP 2

  • Cut a 3-3/8”x3-5/8” burgundy paper piece and mat on black; adhere to left side of matted panel.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 5

  • Stamp black image onto cream/blue striped paper. Stamp and cut floor from brown cardstock. Stamp and cut chair from burgundy paper.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.
by Michelle Boyer
Been Awhile Card
Been Awhile Card