Monday, July 9, 2012
"Good Friend" Collage Card
I am starting with a card for a good friend. This card starts with a 5inch square card base of watercolor paper.I then attached a 4 1/2 inch square of self adhesive cork paper. I purchased a roll of it at the Container Store several years ago, and I guess it's obvious purpose was for kitchen shelf liner. I thought it would be nice for a unique card surface. Last week I picked up an issue of the Stampers Sampler Magazine at Stamp Antonio Arts, and in it were several cards made using this thin cork product. In some of their samples, they stamped directly on the cork with their rubber stamp. I layered several designs of printed papers on top of the cork, before stamping on the Manila tag in the top left corner.
I then added another layer of the cork, below the thin lavender ribbon. I then stapled the entire cork panel to the front of the card using my "Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher" in all four corners and at the end of the ribbon strip. I also stapled a tiny lavender bow to the top of the "sing" tag. To finish the card I tied a piece of ribbon through the hole in the manilla tag assembly, and stamped my phrase on the tag.
Now I just need to go find or make a square envelope for this card, before I can mail it. A square card costs more to mail than the regular size greeting cards, so I may have to make a trip out to the post office before it starts raining again. Have a great day, and see you soon!