Trio of Cards Project!
Hello Crafters! It's Dana and I'm back on the Tres Jolie blog with another project to share. I'll be using the January Cards Tags and More kit from Tres Jolie. This kit features papers from 3 Quarter Designs "Imagine If" collection and includes some lovely chipboard pieces to add a nice touch to your card designs. Also included are some pretty flowers and tons of fussycut images you can use on your cards or other projects.
When it comes to cardmaking, I prefer to make different size cards and get the most use out of every sheet of paper! For today's project, I'll be creating 3 different size cards. I am inking all my papers and fuzzy cut elements with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs (in my stash)
Card 1: Easel card base:
Using a 12x12 piece of white heavy cardstock, (in my stash) I cut my card to measure 12x6 inches. Score @ 6" and 9". Fold on scored lines. Take another piece of white cardstock and cut to measure 6x6 inches. Chose one of the patterned papers from the kit. Cut two pieces at 6x6 inches. One will cover the bottom base of your card. The other you can glue onto your 6x6 white card. Taking a piece of lilac cardstock (in my stash) cut two pieces to measure 6x3 inches. Adhere one piece on the back section of your card between the two folds. The other piece under the inside panel.
Take your chipboard border piece from your kit, cut two pieces to measure 6 inches. Glue on the bottom edge of your base. And the other piece along the 6x6 white card. Glue your 6x6 piece of white cardstock onto your front panel.
Now we will create a stopper to hold our top panel in place. I chose circle diecut from my stash. After diecutting my circle shape, ink around the edges. Taking one of my stamp sentiments from my stash and some black ink, I stamped my sentiment onto my circle piece. I applied foam dots on the back and adhered slightly to the left side. You want to place it where your front folded panel will stay upright, when you fold it up. To decorate the bottom base of my card, I fussy cut out one of the hearts from the extra elements sheets in your kit. I also added some pretty flowers(from your kit, the larger purple flower i had in my stash) glue them over top of each other, along the bottom and upper right side. I tucked the heart in behind my small flowers. Added a few crystal gems to add alittle sparkle! Here's a closeup!
On the top portion of my card, I glued some more flowers at the top, a fussy cut butterfly from my craft stash along with some Crystal gems. I applied some Stickles Diamond glitter on my butterfly winds ( also from my stash) Here's a closeup!
Card 2: white card base measures 7x5. I chose another patterned paper from this kit, and cut down slightly to measure 6 &3/4 x 4& 3/4, leaving about a 1/4 inch of white border around the edge. I adhered my paper using foam dots on the back. This adds some dimension.
Take your extra chipboards in your kit (circle piece) and cut away the tiny bird from the chipboard frame. I applied some Tim Holtz Distress Ink "seedless preserves" to my birds upper body including the tail and head. On the birds bottom breast, I applied some yellow Chalk Ink. (From my stash) you can leave your chipboard bird as it is, if you prefer. Set aside to dry.
I took a scrap piece from the same paper and torn the edges, then inked around the edges. Taking a rubber stamp from my stash, I stamped a sentiment onto my torn piece, using black ink. Then I glued this piece to the upper left corner. I fussy cut a butterfly, flower and vase from the elements sheets. I inked my pieces, then arranged my embellishments including some flowers onto my card. The vase and fussy cut Daisy flower, I applied foam dots (in my stash) before adhering to my card. To finish I added some Gold and pink sequins (from my stash) in scattered areas on my card base. Here's some closeups!
Card 3: measures 4x6 inches. I cut 16 strips, measuring 6x3/4 from one of the patterned papers from the kit. Ink your strips, then start weaving the strips to create a quilted patterned look. Once you have all your woven strips placed evenly on your card, you can glue them down onto your card base.
Next I die cut a circle shape from a leftover scrap piece from the same paper, using one of my dies in my stash. Ink edges. Apply foam dots onto the back. Then glue onto a tea stained doily (in my stash) I fussy cut a Daisy flower from one of the element sheets. I bent the petals slightly to create movement. Then glued onto the right side of my circle shape. I added a rub on sentiment (in my stash) and adhered onto the right side. The birdcage was a fussy cut element in this kit. I adhered to the bottom of my card, using foam dots. Here's some closeups!
Now your cards are ready to send to that special family member or friend! I hope you have been inspired and will order your kit and start making some cards!
Be sure to check back often so you don't miss what my other design team members Jeanne, Crystal and Lisa have created just for you.
Until next week, Happy Crafting!
Here's our Mood Board for January!