‘Grateful to Have You’ Card by Tracey Collett
Create this ‘Grateful to Have You’ card for that special person in your life; you can choose the colour combinations and even experiment with the design, making it your own! Follow this step-by-step guide to recreate this gorgeous card yourself or use it as inspiration for your own card creations.
You Will Need:
- Black Cardstock
- 3 Sheets of Brightly Coloured Cardstock
- Memory Box Kaleidoscope Layering Die and Stencil Collection - Includes 3 Dies and 3 Stencils
- Pinflair Book-Binding Glue
- Memory Box ‘Sending Love’ Stamp Set
- Versafine Black Ink
- Acrylic Block for Stamping
- Paper Trimmer
- 3D Foam Tape
- CutNBoss Die-Cutting Machine
Gather your supplies together. I am using an A4 piece of black cardstock and 3 bright contrasting colours of cardstock for die-cutting later.
Place the sheet of black card into your trimmer in the landscape position and measure to 21cm and cut. When you fold the card in half you will have a DL size card blank.
Trim a small piece of each of the coloured card sheets ready to fit into the CutNBoss (as shown in photo A). You will need one colour for each die so that you get a nice contrast. Use your own choice of colours. Run the dies through the CutNBoss (the die-cuts will look like photo B). Layer the die-cuts on top of each other, carefully layering them so the holes match up. Book-binding glue is key here to allow for wiggle room whilst matching the pattern.
Take your completed and dried die-cut and place it in your trimmer. You need to cut it straight down the middle - I find this easier if you place the die-cut with a main teardrop in the centre at the top and bottom and then cut. Place these on the card blank using the book-binding glue – this glue allows wiggle room so that you are happy with your positioning.
When you cut the kaleidoscope dies, you will have been left with lots (I mean lots!) of small pieces. These teardrop-shaped cut-out pieces work really well for making your own patterns or paper piecing. Take 3 layers of the teardrop shapes and layer them on top of each other, and repeat this so that you have 6 sets of tear drops. Adhere these teardrops to the corners of the card blank.
Stamp a sentiment onto one of the off cuts of the coloured sheets of card, using the Versafine black ink to achieve a nice, crisp image. Trim the sentiment, layer with 3D foam tape and then adhere it to the centre of your card.
This card works in either a portrait or landscape format, so the choice is yours. I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have fun creating many more!