Hi Maja Fans! Ivana here today, to share a homespun card I created, along with a little tutorial which took me only a few minutes to do, but adds so much fun to a card or layout!
This card is full of homespun elements, with all of it’s county motifs and lively colors. Peach, purple and green are a new palette for me, but I think this might become one of my new faves in my repertoire. But before I get to the card, and how I put it all together, I want to share a SUPER duper quick little tutorial, on how I made the little window for the base of the card.
All you need to master this technique is a piece of paper, a smaller and slightly larger die, and some clear cardstock. Let’s get started!
I started with my card base, which is cut out of a beautiful Maja Design paper from the Ska Vi Ta En Fika collection (Marzipanbakelse). I traced a pretty die-cut at the top and then fussy cut it with my scissors.
I then ran my paper through my Big Shot with a heart die.
This is what it looks like when you are done – a basic negative image of your shape. The sky is the limit here, as you can use all sorts of shapes and combinations to make your little window.
I decided to stick to the hearts as it nicely fits in with my cards theme…”To You. From Me. With Love.”
Next, I cut a smaller heart out of felt, but you could use any material you like, such as paper, chipboard, fabric…The list is endless!
Now, you might not see the little bit of a trick here – the piece that holds the smaller felt heart – in the ‘seemingly’ open window.
It is simply a piece of acetate (clear cardstock) cut to fit the back of the card, and fully cover the negative shape that was die-cut.
The next step is to just adhere the little heart to the acetate and viola!
I decorated mine with liquid pearls, of course, and then added the rest of the card to this easy and fun base!
Now that we have the back part done, let’s get back to the rest of the card.
The card front is a combination of several layers…The back piece – a simple white cardstock, followed by a beautiful lilac paper from the Vintage Spring Basics collection (9th of April), followed by yet another piece of cardstock, stamped in a lovely apricot color, using the Mini Bloom stamp set from Papertrey Ink.
The centerpiece of this card – and my fave new stamp! – is the ever-so-cute little mason jar.
I decorated the jar with buttons, borders, and little die-cut flowers and circles, as well as a sentiment from the Mini Blooms stamp set, with twine along the bottom and top of the sentiment.
Supplies: Maja Design Paper (Ska Vi Ta En Fika – Marzipanbakelse, Vintage Spring Basics – 9th of April), White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Stamps (Mini Blooms, Rosie Posie, Friendship Jar), Papertrey Ink Dies (Heart Prints, Jar Die), WPlus9 Die (Quilt Cuts #1), Papertrey Ink Pads (Smokey Shadow, Winter Wisteria, Spring Rain), Buttons and twine from my stash.
I love the little clear window idea Ivana! Thanks for sharing how you make your gorgeous cards! great post hon! xo
Super cute, I love jars.
What a spectacular idea!!! I never would have thought of using the clear bg! Thank you for sharing this!!! Beautiful work as always!!!!
Beautiful card Ivana…love the little trick with the heart 🙂
Absolutely lovely, Ivana! Your soft, muted color choices are always so pleasing to the eye and I adore the way you layer your cards! I will definitely be trying out this technique…it looks like the heart is floating on top of your card!
I adore your cards, they are so sweet. and thank you for sharing this tutorial
Thanks for sharing the tut. This is so beautiful. Love that little window.
Just came across your blog while doing a search in Google. Just wanted to say you make beautiful cards!