On a good day I can maybe draw a stick figure. Maybe.
I like to think that I was generous even before birth and I gifted any talents that I might have been given back to my siblings. They have yet to thank me for my generosity.
I was lucky enough to move across the country before I had to take an art participation course at my high school. It would have been a disaster. And not a beautiful disaster.
Let bygones be bygones (I actually have no clue what this means).
Before I got a big girl job and with it lost time for many-a hobby I loved to scrapbook. Therefore, I have gobs of leftover scrapbook paper that has been sitting in our storage unit (my parents basement) until we moved into our own house.
Cue today. My husband dreads it when I go up to my parents house because I return with a car-load of craft things. Every time. This is exciting to me and overwhelming to him.
Anyways, the wonderful thing about scrapbook paper is that someone was artistic for you and all you have to do is match things. This I can do.
For this project you will need:
- Card stock for the card itself. Usually this is a solid color that is light enough to write on. Or you can paste some thicker white paper on the inside.
- A main color (usually patterned paper) that makes up the majority of the background
- An accent color which will be used to mat your word or image
- A stamp pad
- A stamp or artistic ability (I have loads of stamps)
Step 1: Pick your coordinating papers. Determine the size of patterned paper. I usually do a symmetrical border of actual card paper around the entire thing. Measure this and cut your paper.
Step 2: To pull the whole card together I took the stamp pad and brushed it along the outside of the patterned paper (this is optional).
Step 3: Determine the size of accent color strip that you want. I used shimmer paper to add a little something something. Cut this to size.
Step 4: Stamp or write your image or word. Cut pretty close to the outside of this. I used the same color stamp pad as I used to brush along the outside of the patterned paper. I also brushed along the outside of this with the same color again.
Step 5: Glue everything down (first main color/patterned paper, then accent color, then word or image). I use a TomBoy adhesive which I actually first used at my job to glue down data in my lab notebook because it's permanent. This is great because your paper won't fall off or disconnect from each other but make sure you have the placement of all paper correct before you push down.
Finished.. super easy and fun! You can assembly line these suckers and churn them out like a factory!