Friday, February 20, 2015 ~ Card-Making for Kids ~ St. Joseph School, Bronxville, NY
Welcome back card-makers & crafters!
Today’s Card-Making for Kids project featured this festive and bright St. Patrick’s Day card. It showcases a beautiful combination of textured and patterned papers with simple complimentary accents and a hand-stamped sentiment.
The students began by creating their own textured cardstock by embossing with a floral embossing folder and The Big Shot die cutting machine. This is a simple paper-crafting technique that places a pattern onto ordinary flat cardstock:
Next, the girls prepared their “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” sentiment accent by using a clear stamp, padded acrylic block and bright green ink. They centered their image and punched it out with a label-shaped craft punch:
We then adhered our papers together onto our cardfront and added a thin dotted scallop border piece in between. Borders do magical things in paper-crafting. While separating two very different patterns, they can also tie them together visually:
Finally, the students chose their favorite paper flower embellishments and added them to their card along with their sentiment and glittery shamrocks:
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Until next time, keep crafting…
~ Linda ~
Supplies: Tools: Sissix Big Shot; Cuttlebug embossing folder: “Floral Fantasy”; Paper: Recollections heavy weight base cardstock, Recollections Bright & Jolly paper pad: green polka dots; Stampin’ Up!: So Saffron; Craft Punches: EK Success dotted scallop border, Stampin’ Up! Decorative Label; Stamps: Recollections “Handmade By“; Hero Arts “Happy St. Patrick’s Day“; Ink: Stampin’ Up! Gumball Green; Misc: paper flowers, self-stick gems, shamrock glitter foam stickers, foam dimensionals