This card is a lovely simple to make card and the shading done with chalks really looks great in conjunction with the floral decoupage image.
Below is a picture of the finished card, further down there is a picture taken at an angle to show off the flower decoupage layers.
What you will need to make this card:
- 7″ x 5″ white card blank
- Peach Mulberry Tissue Paper
- Die-Cut Decoupage Sheet – Floral 122
- Vertical Happy Birthday Peel Off Sheet – Gold
- Flower Corners & Simple Borders Peel Off Sheet – Gold
- Decorating Chalks
- Glue Dots – Invisi Dots for Vellum
- Sticky foam pads
- Craft knife, pencil, ruler & cutting mat
Directions to make:
Cover the top left hand corner and the bottom right hand corner of the card blank with peach mulberry tissue paper leaving a diagonal strip that is uncovered in the middle that measures approximately 60mm wide. Use Invisi Dots for Vellum to stick the mulberry tissue paper as these do not show through the fine paper.
Use a simple wavy border from the Gold Flower Corners & Simple Borders Peel Off Sheet along the inner edges of the mulberry tissue paper, trimming to required length.
Use a peachy coloured decorating chalk and either using your finger, a sponge tip applicator or even a cotton bud smudge the chalk all along the uncovered strip of card blank. Make the chalk darker nearer the peel off border edges and lighter in the centre of the strip.
Push out all of the ‘A’ sections from the Floral 122 die-cut decoupage sheet and use sticky foam pads to layer them in the correct order onto the centre of the chalked strip on the card. The image will overlap the mulberry tissue sections in places.
Finally remove a ‘Happy’ and a ‘Birthday’ sticker from the gold vertical Happy Birthday peel off sheet and apply the stickers to the bottom right hand section of the card.
Card Idea by Jill