Miscellanies Papers: Perfect for Cards!

Our new Holiday Miscellanies papers are so unique, yet they work well with almost any type of project you may be working on! The bold designs and colors are perfect for the holidays, but they are also great for the rest of the year! Crew member Marie Nicole shows us how she used this bold black and white pattern as a background for a colorful birthday card! 

Birthday card made with Canvas Corp's Miscellanies paper, a few Distress Inks, and stamps from Simon Says Stamp!



Hello! I’m so excited about these new Holiday Miscellanies papers. The prints are so bold and unique, and the colors and some of the prints are perfectly geared towards the holidays. This card is made from one of the black and white patterns. I wanted to show how you can use these papers the rest of the year in your crafting, too!

I started with a rectangle piece of white cardstock, and blended several different Distress Ink colors together. I started with the darkest color on the bottom, and worked my way up, blending some of the colors together to give it a nice gradient. Then, I sprinkled some water on top of the inks. Since Distress Ink reacts with water, it left a fun, spotty bleached design.

I wanted to emboss the sentiment, so first I made sure that the background was fully dry before stamping and sprinkling on my clear embossing powder. If your background is still a little damp, the embossing powder will stick everywhere- not just on your stamped image. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black ink, sprinkled the embossing powder over it, and then hit it with my heat tool.

The candle is stamped and embossed, as well. I fussy cut it out, added a little more Distress Ink to it, and then mounted it on foam adhesive and stuck it down to my background.

Next, I cut the patterned piece of Miscellanies paper down to the right size for my A2 sized (4.25″x5.5″) card. I left a the paper a little bit narrower than the card base, so that a little white would be peeking out both sides. I adhered the paper down to the card base.

To finish the card, I adhered the panel with the sentiment onto some kids craft foam. This works great for adding some dimension to your cards without having to use up all of your foam adhesive! I then added the whole panel to the card base, centering it right in the middle.

The last touch was to add a little twine bow onto the candle. I love the bold contrast of all the colors against that black and white pattern! I think this card would work well for a girl or boy, and you can always change up the colors to make it fit your theme.

Birthday card made with Canvas Corp's Miscellanies paper, a few Distress Inks, and stamps from Simon Says Stamp!

If you haven’t seen our Miscellanies Collection yet, we recommend you head over to the store and take a look! We have so many great prints that provide inspiration for fall, Thanksgiving, winter, Christmas, and everyday crafts! 

If you do make a project with our Miscellanies paper (or ANY of our products), we want to see! Just tag us on any of our social media and we will find you! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!


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