This may look like a simple card, but it has some really fun techniques. I decided that I wanted to feature For Always this month at my card workshop. The sketch come from the Make It From The Heart Volume 1 book...well know if that isn't a hit about upcoming things in the new Idea Book! Yes, there is a volume 2 coming and I actually have a copy of it that I won as a door prize at Convention! :o) These are terrific books and if you don't already own them, please consider them. They are only $7.95 and contain all kinds of sketches for both cards and scrapbook layouts. You can see Volume 1 on my website now, and beginning August 1st, you can see Volume 2!
Anyway, the black mat with the writing is actually card stock covered in the For Always textiles. Love the coordinating textiles and with some of the other fun items coming August 1st, the fabrics are going to be an even better purchase.
You don't think of using fabric on a card so, I thought I would give a quick mention on how I did it without creating a great deal of bulk on the card.
1. Cut the card stock to the desired size of the mat.
2. Cut the fabric 1/2 inch larger than the piece of card stock...yes you can cut the fabric with your paper cutter... :o)
3. Run a line of tape adhesive close to the edges on 3 sides of the card stock.
4. Position the fabric over the card stock. By only having adhesive on 3 sides, it allows you to straighten the fabric. This is especially important when using patterned fabric that needs to to straight.
5. Run a strip of adhesive on the other side of the card stock on all 4 sides. Overlap the extra fabric and attach.
6. Cut (miter) the corners so that it lays flat on your card.
I hope this makes sense. This mat of fabric was attached to the card base without any excess bulk! Doing it this way will avoid any bulky corners.
Now, off to my meeting and wishing you fun creative time. For Now, Happy Crafting!