Friday, 14 October 2011

How I layout a card

I wanted to show you how I made this card once I had coloured the image.
The image I used is the fab and gorg Hazel and Nutty from Sugar nellie.
I haven't sorted out video cam yet so this will be a pic tut so hope you are ok to follow.

So this is the image I colored i ill add copic colors later she is very cute.

So once I have coloured the image I find various papers that will co-ordinate with the colours in the image
I picked 3 magnolia papers and a matching cor-dinations whitewash paper, I wont use all of the 3 papers but just wanted a choice anyone of these papers will go with the image as  the tones are all similar.

With the cor-dinations as my base matt layer I cut out leaving a white boarder showing on the blank card.

I picked the magnolia Design paper that had some little pink flowers on it and cut it out again leaving a boarder showing on the white wash paper.

Using a distressing tool distress all the sides of the papers and add little rips in the Design paper 

When you are going to sew on your paper remember not to put any double sided tape around the outside of your card that you are going to stitch as this will get stuck to your sewing machine needle, and yes I have done it lol. I used dark green cotton for this card.

Once you have sewn around your DP then you can add it to you your card base.

For the image I used some deckle scissors 

I then added the white wash underneath and then distress that as well.
I then sowed around the image and the whitewash cardstock.

so now onto the embellies I made two tiny tags out of this piece of whitewash card I cute it in half
and trimmed the edges then distress them

I then added a green pearl brad to each sorry pic not very clear.

Here is a selection of the punches and dies I have selected for this card.
the ribbon
I distressed the leaves and tag with some fine sandpaper.

I added the lace 

I put some foam tape on the back to the image to raise it up then added it to card base.

then I added my leaves
then the flowers I cut off the wires from the flowers but don't throw them away you will need them.
continue to add your flowers to the top left hand corner

I then added a lace corner to the bottom right.

I continued to add my em-bellies a flower and some wired gems.

add the tiny tags
I added a dragon fly on a small chain to the top left

wrap the green wire you took the stem of the flowers and wrap them around a picky tool 

then add them to the flowers I find it easier this way rather than leaving them attatched

to finish off I added a lovely big pink bow 
and there you go, I didn't use the tag in the end as there was no room to be honest didn't was to overload the card.


  1. All I can say is wow.
    Awesome tutorial, and I just love how the card turned out, absolutely fabulous.
    You put so much work into your creations, they are all so stunningly made. You can easily see that it's lots of thoughts and time behind them.

    thank you for sharing you ideas! :)
    I'm so excited that you've created this tutorial blog, Wendy, I'm really looking forward to follow you.


  2. Love the way your card turned out and great tutorial.


  3. What a beautiful image and card , I love your bow too I am into gorgeous ribbons , cannot get enough of them Hugs Elaine

  4. Just stunning.Thank you for your tutorial. I am now looking forward to following you. Hugs Sheila.xx

  5. This tutorial is so very helpful, thank you! I am so pleased to have found you as I think your creations are beyond beautiful.

  6. Fabulous tutorial Wendy, love the image and gorgeous embellishments.
    Linda xxx