Autumn Card with Canvas and Burlap


Tami Sanders here with a autumn themed card to show you The card features a canvas leaf and a burlap strip for some texture….

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The canvas leaf was done using TCW2048 Maple Leaf Frags

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The stencil was taped down to a piece of canvas, then spritzed with ColorBox Archival Dye Inks in Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Drop, Putty and Mudslide. After the canvas dried, the leaf was cut out and lightly brushed with Antique Gold Tattered Angels High Impact Mixed Media Paint.

For the base of the card,  I started with plain white heavy-weight cardstock; Core’dinations 110lb works great. I used the Antique Gold High Impact Paint again to add a background design with TCW202 Harlequin stencil…

After the paint dried, I spritzed the background using the same ColorBox Spritzer colors as I used on the canvas leaf.

When both the leaf and the background were dry, the edges were lightly distressed using Chestnut Roan ColorBox Chalk Ink.

Then it was time to build the card, the background piece was mounted on the card front, the burlap strip was adhered, then the canvas leaf was added. A jute bow on the stem of the leaf finished off the card.

Burlap and Canvas are from 7 Gypsies: Canvas Corp.

Here are some close-ups of the card; the shimmer and glimmer from the Tattered Angels High Impact Paint is REALLY pretty! The paint also adds some texture to the background…

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thanks for visiting the TCW Blog!

Tami Sanders

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Creating a cardboard-base card



Hello there! It’s Yvonne here to share how you can put some cardboard to good use and make a card! :)



Measure and cut your cardboard to size. Mine is 3×6 inches. Then, tear parts of the cardboard to expose the corrugated parts for texture.



Add a coat of gesso so that the cardboard surface is prepped for the addition of colorants. Then I added some Liquitex ceramic stucco paste with The Crafter’s Workshop TCW 490 Tattered Lace stencil.



When that layer was dry, I went in with some Faber Castell Gelatos.



I added a bit of water to blend the colours. The cardboard is quite porous so try not to saturate it with too much water.


Then comes the fun part…pulling out embellishments in the same colour family and creating an embellishment cluster. Once that was completed, I glued my cardboard art piece to a kraft card base. You can consider adding the piece to a scrapbook page or use it as a tag.

Yvonne Yam

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

Be Happy

Hello everyone! I pin lots of quotes on my Pinterest board because they are great for journaling and/or title work on layouts and cards. A few days back I stumbled upon a quote about being happy today, tomorrow and everyday. I then amended it a bit and this is the outcome.

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I loved using these bold colours and patterns on the page. The white plus sign background is made using the “Positive” stencil and the little stars on the ring tags were made with the “Random Stars” 6×6 inch stencil.

Now is your turn to find a quote and use it on a layout/card and do grab a few stencils too and create a fun unique background! Enjoy!

Happy scrapping,
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
The Crafter´s Workshop Stencils – Positive (12×12) & Random Stars (6×6)
Ink – Ranger Industeries, black soot Distress Ink
Papers, stamps and embellishments – Studio Calico Sandlot kit
Brads – Basic Grey
Enamel Dots – Basic Grey
Pen – Sakura

Vintage Inspired Wall Initial

Vintage Inspired Wall Initial/Sue Carroll

Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by:)  Today’s project started with a great find at Hobby Lobby… A wall size galvanized steel letter purchased with 50% off!

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Next, a couple of GREATstencils from The Crafters Workshop latest additions


TCW 470 Geometric Art Layers

TCW 488 Viva La Art

Vintage Inspired Wall Initial/Sue Carroll

Using Heavy Body Gesso, I stenciled right on top of the metal letter.

(I added some stenciled gesso to the sides of the letter as well)

Vintage Inspired Wall Initial/Sue Carroll

Once dry, I randomly added some areas of embossing liquid, then sprinkled rusting powder on top of the still wet areas.

To activate the rusting powder, you simply spritz white vinegar over each area and wait.  It can take up to 8 hours to fully transform into a delicious bit of rust.  Be patient:)

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What can I stencil next?!!!

Hope you feel inspired to create a fun stenciled project today!

Thanks again for reading:)

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The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member

Creating a Large Tag Using Hand Drawn Frames Stencil – TCW474s

Hi Karenliz here! I’m so excited to show you how a happy accident helped me create this project.

My Supplies:
TCW474s – Hand Drawn Frames
TCW478s – Beaded Curtain
Liquitex Acrylic Inks
Golden Gel Medium/Modeling Paste
VivaLasVegas Stamps
Core’dination 110lbs. Card Stock – White
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Halloween Blueprint Stamp

First, I cut the Core’dinations card stock to 9″ x 4″ and added bits of a stamp from VivaLasVegaStamps, then I took the Beaded Curtain stencil and used modeling paste through the stencil for the background. Once it was dry I used Liquitex Acrylic Ink and water and added it to the tag.  After this picture was taken, I decided to add some yellow to the tag too.



Now for the happy accident. I dropped the Hand Drawn Frames stencil full of black gel medium by accident onto my plastic paint palette. When it dried the frames were perfect to cut out and use as embellishments. I left some of the plastic in the frames to create a really cool look. To complete the large tag, I attached to frames with gel medium and added the stamped bat and a few paper punched bats.



Sometimes accidents are truly happy.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
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