Patterned paper offers many choices of color and design. While this offers variety, it can make choosing the right paper a bit challenging. Not to worry, simply hold a few up together to compare and see which ones work for you. Mother’s Day is almost here. This year you can show mom how much you love her with your own DIY card.
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What you will need
- Card stock sheet 8.5” x 11”
- Patterned card stock (this one is Samantha Rose by DCWV)
- Ephemera tiles (See how to make you own)
- Rose accessory
- Sheer Ribbon
- Shape cut out.
- Daisy punch
- Scissors, Glue
Make the embellishment.
If you have a piece of floral embellishment in your stash already you can use that. For this card, I simply made one using the pattern from the card stock in the same family from the Samantha Rose pad and it blended well. Cut out a large flower shape. Next cut out a looser larger base shape around the flower. Punch out a small daisy.
Assemble the accessory piece
- Glue two strips of the sheer ribbon (about 2 ½” in length) to the flower cut out base.
- Glue the flower cut out onto its base using a foam adhesive circle. This brings some depth to the accessory piece and covers the glued down edges of the ribbon strips.
- Next, glue the daisy cut out closer to the edge of the larger flower.
- Use your glue gun to add the ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ ephemera tile and mini fabric rosette.
Make the card
- Select a plain sheet of sturdy card stock (110 lb weight approx.), measuring 8.5” x 11”.
- Fold this sheet in half to create a card 5 ½ “ x 8 ½”. This will form your base.
- Using your template trace out the shape on the patterned card stock paper. In this case I used a floral background . Be sure to trace on the reverse side so that the pencil mark does not show. This pattern or its size will vary according to what you prefer.
- Trace out a second shape on a contrasting patterned card stock slightly larger than the first.
- Using a third contrasting or complimentary patterned card stock, cut a strip 8 ½ “ x 2 ½ ”. This will form a band across the front of the card.
- Arrange the different layers. Place the larger shape on the base card first and glue in place. I found that double sided tape or liquid glue spread evenly worked well. Next place 2” strip over this and glue in place so that it runs from one end of the card to the next. Place the smaller cut out floral shape over this strip and glue in place. this is just one way to arrange the various shapes. You can do a different arrangement.
- Glue the accessory piece in place on the card.
And that’s it. Multiple layers add interest to this card. Feel free to play with the colors and patterns. making your own accessory piece means you can tailor it to your liking.
I would love to hear from you and how your card turned out.
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