Card Dimensions: 5.5” x 4.25”
How to Make the Paper Lace Band:
Create 3 different contrasting but coordinating patterned papers using handpainted washes of gouache paints and salt technique; sprinkle salt onto the papers after the paint has been applied. Allow to dry, then remove the salt from the paper.
Layer 1: Cut a 1 ½” band from the first piece of hand painted paper using “Seagull” Paper Edgers (Fiskars).
Layer 2: Cut a 1” band from the second piece of hand painted paper using “Arabian” Paper Edgers (Fiskars).
Layer 3: Cut a ½” band from the third piece of hand painted paper using “Victorian” Paper Edgers (Fiskars). Punch alternating hearts and dots using ¼” heart and 1/16” circle hand punches (Fiskars.)
Attach all 3 layers together using a high-quality craft adhesive such as Zip Dry paper glue.
Optional step: If there is not enough contrast between your top 2 layers for the lace pattern to be evident, trace around the top layer using orange gel pen. Color the areas inside the hearts with purple gel pen.
How to Make the Card:
Cut your card base to size.
Score and fold it using a scoring tool for paper. Set it aside.
Ink around the edges of a 5” x 3.75” piece of patterned paper (Basic Grey) using orange dye ink (Rubber Stampede). Layer the inked paper on top of a 5.5” x 4.25” piece of patterned paper (Stampin’ Up!) and attach to front of card. Cut out a large heart shape and paint it with washes of leftover fiber reactive fabric dye (Jacquard). Let dry. Ink around the edges with orange dye ink (Rubber Stampede). Attach to front of card. Attach paper lace band to front of card. Cut a smaller heart shape out of patterned paper (Stampin’ Up!). Stamp “love” onto the heart using the “Mini Sharie Lower Alpha” stamp set (Inque Boutique) and dye ink (Rubber Stampede). Attach to front of card.
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By Amy Solovay
About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a studio art minor; and she has also obtained another degree in textile design.
This page was last updated on 8-17-2021