Monday, April 1, 2013

Creating Easy Card Sets

Hello Authentique fans, Heather here with a really easy way to get a complete card set great for a hostess present, gift or just for your own card stash. I created two sets of cards using some of the same additional embellishments from my stash of materials. One in Authentique's new Collection: Grace.
And another (complete) set of cards in Authentique's Renew Collection.
To start the card making process, I use my diecut machine (Silhouette) to cut images and phrases from both plain cardstock and my favorite Authentique papers. You can see all of the Renew images below. I love using both Silhouette Online Store images, as well as random SVGs that I have found or purchased.
Then I go through my stash of materials and embellishments and pull together additional items that I know will add more dimension, color, and texture. Some of my favorite items are ribbon, stick pins, wood veneer, dimensional adhesive and inks.
One fun trick that I love using with a neutral toned seam binding (in this case, ivory) is to use sprays or inks to color the fabric. Here I used Stephanie Barnard spray in Banana to make matching seam binding.
I also love using my Silhouette to create matching card boxes to house the cards that I give away. It's fun to also decorate the fronts of each box, showcasing just a little taste of what is inside.

First, the Grace set:
And then the Renew set:
As you can see, each card gets to be completely different by layering various papers, die cuts, phrases, Puzzle Pieces, Petite Folders, and pieces from the Paper Crafting Assortment all together. I hope that this helps you make some great looking card sets!
Products Used-
Authentique Paper- Renew & Grace- 12x12 papers, Paper-Crafting Assortment, Details Stickers, Puzzle Pieces, Petite Folders, Elements Sticker, Mini Notes
Other Products Used-Studio Calico Wood Veneer, Bazzill Cardstock, Recollections rhinestones, May Arts seam binding and ribbon, Stephanie Barnard spray (Banana), A•muse clothespins, Recollections brad, twine, Petaloo stick pin, Basically Bare chipboard frame

10 comments:

  1. Really beautiful and and shocked how this can be done quickly in inexpensive cost. Cartoon stickers, vinyl decals, die cut cards are the best way to get the most of the interest of the people.

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  2. Love the colors and patterns of the "renew" set. Fabulous card creativity going on here! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  3. Love this idea Heather! Fabulous cards!

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  4. Great job. Love all the wonderful tips you gave and how you used your sillhoutte

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  5. I like how you changed the color of the ribbon--perfect

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  6. Just the inspiration I've been looking for-thank you.

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  7. I love the Inks on the ribbon!! I wasnt sure if I missed the announcement of the "Winner Round-up" Thank you...

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