A Paper & Twine tutorial for our May kit

Posted by Charmagne Gibb on

As promised we are giving you multiple reasons to sit at your craft space and create with our kits. Maresa Welke has created a beauty of a card for you to replicate to your hearts desire with this tutorial. Have fun with this one!

Cut a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4 " piece of what cardstock. Lightly pencil a line 2" down from the top of the mat.

Stamp flowers and leaves randomly across the mat, up to the line.

Apply black acrylic paint, gouache or watercolour medium to an acrylic block.

Spray generously with water and mix nail smooth and very liquid. Angle the acrylic block down towards your stamped piece, and using a brush, flick black droplets off onto your paper. 

TIP: If you are unfamiliar with this technique, practice on a scrap of paper until you can judge how the paint will behave. You don't want to ruin your stamped piece with big, black blobs of colour!


Cut a 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of pink printed paper from the 6x6 Lawn Fawn Watercolour paper pad and a 5 1/2" x 1 14" piece of black cardstock. Die cut one edge of each piece with an edge die. 

Glue the two pieces together, offsetting equally to leave the black mat peeking out from underneath the pink.

Glue this assembled mat on top of the stamped white mat. At this point the assembled mat will be bigger than what is needed, so don't be too concerned about edges running over and not being neat. Because of the die I used I just made sure that the left and right edges were balanced equally.

Use a die to cut this mat down. I chose a stitched rectangle and the finished size is 3 5/8" x 4 7/8".

I wanted a bit of shine, so I lightly spritzed this finished piece with a sparkle shimmer spray.

Lightly pencil a "butterfly trail" onto the pink portion of the mat. Using black ink, stamp the With Love sentiment from the Fab Flowers stamp set onto the mat. Adjust the "butterfly trail" as necessary. Use a black permanent pen to make a dashed line, following the pencil marks. Erase the pencil line once the pen ink is dry.

Apply the butterflies to the card. Apply a bit of clear Stickles to the butterfly wings, if desired and set aside to dry.

TIP: I peeled two butterflies apart, discarding the bottom portion so that those butterflies are smaller. I also removed the foam pop dot from the bottom of the large butterfly to keep it a bit flatter.

Apply pop dots or craft foam to the back of the dry mat, and pop up on the following black cardstock mat.

Cut a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of black cardstock. Use a die to cut this mat down. I used a stitched rectangle and the finished size is 4" x 5 1/4".

Apply the finished piece to a white cardstock card base. I used a piece cut to 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".

Thanks for stopping by and have fun!



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