Cards in fall colours

Hi there, today I´d like to share three fall cards in fall tones. I´ve also taken some step-by-step photos while creating the cards. Lets start with card no. 1.

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First I inked the white card base with Wild Honey Distress Ink and then added some water splatters onto the surface.

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I then took the “Vineyard” 12×12 inch stencil, placed in over the card and added some Barn Door and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink thru the stencil onto the card.

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After that I used my all time favorite Hero Arts stamp Old Letter Writing and stamped with Forest Moss Distress Ink tone. This is how the card looks like:

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The sentiments are made with Tim Holtz Hashtag stamp set stamps and the butterflies are older product from my stash. Now onto the second card:

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I made this card background using the leftover ink that had stayed on the stencil after inking it for the first card. I first sprayed some water mist onto the inky area and then placed a piece of watercolour paper onto that area and rolled over it with a brayer. That way the end result will be nice and even. So these are actually the same colours as on the previous card, but in much lighter tone due to the water spray.

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This way I didn´t waste any ink and could create a nice negative stencil image background for my second card. I wanted to keep the main focus on the pretty background pattern and therefore just added some yarn, a pin, butterflies and a sentiment onto the card. Now let´s move to the third card:

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I again used the same Distress Ink tones like on my previous cards. This time I placed the stencil over a piece of white paper and just wiped the red Distress Ink onto the background thru the stencil. The stencil is again the 12×12 inch “Vineyard” one.

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Next I went and wiped some Wild Honey Distress Ink over the stenciled image and then used the 6×6 inch “Vineyard” stencil to add some light texture paste over the inked area.

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Before the paste was totally dry, I quickly added a layer of yellow Distress Glitter over the paste and let it dry. After it was totally dry I dabbed the residue off. It stayed put really well – you just need to work fast. If the paste has time to dry the glitter will not stick.

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And this is how the finished card looks like. I didn´t add a sentiment on the cover, as I found this card didn´t really need one. Depending on the occation, one can write the sentiment on to the inside later. Here are some closies of the cards.

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I had lots of fun creating these cards and layering the stencils, stamps and media over each other. Now it is your turn – have fun!!!

Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
The Crafter´s Workshop Stencils – Vineyard 12×12 inch & Vineyard 6×6 inch
Distress Inks – wild honey, ripe persimmon, barn door and forest moss by Ranger Ind. Inc.
Distress Glitter – mustard seed by Ranger Ind. Inc.
Background stamp – Hero Arts Old Letter Writing, wood mounted
Sentiment stamp – Hashtag stamp set, Tim Holtz for Stampendous
Pearls – Kaisercraft
Butterflies – Making Memories
Other – water mist bottle, brayer, metal pin

Fragment Fun….

Howdy Crafter’s Workshop Fans…..
Have you played with TCW Fragments yet??
Lynne Forsythe here with one of my latest projects
using one of these little goodies!

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The fragment I used is by Ronda Palazzari ~ Hearstrings ~ TCW2049.

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I, first, created the background of my card face by stamping and spritzing
on a Kraft Skinny Card.

Then, I “roughly” applied Embossing Paste through the Heartstrings fragment,

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on the upper and lower corners.

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When dry I gave the “hearts” a good spritz of Glimmer Mist!
Which made those Heartstring hearts just pop.
I finished off the card with odds and ends I had laying
around and finished it up with a quote.

If you haven’t played with some of these little ditties….you should give
them a try….I know I loved the results!

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

Autumn Card with Canvas and Burlap

Hi!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

All Occasion Card using TCW Stencils

Karen here, sharing an All Occasion card that I created using TCW stencils. Creating your own backgrounds for your cards gives you flexibility to customize with colors and preferred themes of choice. In the card below, I was able to add pops of color using ink sprays and the Netting (TCW484) stencil to create an All Occasion card that can be tailored to any theme. Take a peek at the tutorial below:

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Supplies

White Core’dinations Cardstock (2 Sheets)

Black Cardstock

Patterned Paper

Stencil (Netting-TCW484)

Dylusions Ink Sprays (Vibrant Turquoise, Postbox Red, Lemon Zest)

Distress Stain (Vintage Photo)

Foam Tool

Ribbon

Buttons

Pins

Embossing Folder

Spellbinders Die

Die Cut Machine

Corner Rounder

Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station

 

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Step One: Lay stencil on Core’dinations cardstock white cardstock and spray inks to transfer Netting (TCW484) to cardstock.

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Step Two: Lay 2nd sheet of Core’dinations cardstock on top of inked stencil. This extends the use of the ink that remains on the top of the stencil, enabling a reversed image. The reversed image was used for this card.

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Step Three: Trim cardstock down and emboss using die cut machine.

 

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Step Four: Apply distress stain to the embossed card layer.

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Step Five: Enhance card layer with foam tool and vintage photo ink. Set aside.

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Step Six: Create scalloped edge die cut using die cut machine and die.

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Step Seven: Adhere card together using Xyron 9” Creative Station.

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Step Eight: Continue layering card together and adhere bow, button and pins

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All Occasion Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW484) Netting, Cardstock: Core’dinations, Bazzill: Buttons: Prima; Pins: Maya Road; Ink: Ranger; Embossing Folder: Sizzix; Die: Spellbinders; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ, Grand Calibur; Other: Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Karen

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member