Feb 26, 2015
Blog Design Team: Just a Note
Hey there, crafty friends! Today, Blog Team Designer Julia Stainton has created a beautiful card using lots of gorgeous layers. Check things out below…
Julia’s Notes: I love creating layers of paper and embellishments on a card design. One
of my favorite ways to do that is with a pocket, and the beautiful
Library Pocket die is a great addition to a card layout. I
love this classic die as the possibilities are endless. Fill it with
notes, with embellishments, with journaling, or even a gift card.
Julia’s Notes: Today’s
project holds patterned paper and a die-cut tag with lots of room for
embellishments on the front. I’ve had fun mixing and matching die sets
to create these fun felt flower embellishments. They are cut from felt
and layered with a button die-cut on top of the flower. You can adhere the
layers together, or hand stitch them, but I’ve zig-zag stitched them
together on the sewing machine for a quick finish.
Julia’s Notes: To create the
tag note that slides inside the pocket, I used a double-sided patterned
paper. It’s easy to get a two-colored tag by folding over the top of the
patterned paper before die cutting it. (Tip: Make sure you have the folded
edge just inside the top of the tag die or it will cut the edge.) To
finish it off, I added a stamped sentiment and some stitching.
Julia’s Notes: I
love adding texture to my designs and it’s easy to create a more
dimensional branch by using the Sizzix Flower Tool Kit on the Leafy
Branch die. Simply burnish each leaf with the rounded tool on top of the
foam mat. By adding gentle, firm, circular pressure, it will curl up the
edges of each leaf.
Thanks so much, Julia, for sharing how much fun it is to create a multi-layered card. What a wonderful way to add a pocket, too! Be sure to check out Julia’s blog, Belle Papier to see more of her lovely projects.