Spring greeting cards can take on many forms – there no limits as far as colours and design go. You can make it lively and bright or you can tone it down and make it ‘closer to nature’ by adding flowers and natural embellishments.
At Canvas Corp we have full of surprises packs called Scraps By The Pound – they are available in 4 different weights and contain a variety of papers, card, lace, canvas, burlap and embellishments (such as mini clothespins, tags, envelopes, etc.). You can use them for anything and everything so… why not use them for making cards?
Monica Taylor shares with us earthy, toned down card with die-cut flowers and textured papers.
‘Scrap Packs from Canvas Corp Brands are great starter packs when putting together any greeting card. They provide a variety of paper choices that can be mixed and matched to create a great card with lots of texture.’ – explains Monica.
Canvas Corp Scrap Pack
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Woven Burlap
Brown Card stock
White Heavy Card stock
Wire Decorative element
Distress Ink – Forrest Moss
Distress Paint – rusty hinge, peeled, fired brick
Multi Mono Liquid Glue
3M Advanced Tape Glider
Sampler pack had an embossed piece of white paper. Color the paper using three distress paints: peeled paint, rusty hinge and fired brick.
Spray the painted embossed paper with Burlap Glimmer Mist and set aside to dry. This will give it uniform look but still show off the background colours.
Die cut 3 small flowers and 3 larger flowers using brown, green and yellow polka dot paper.
Mat brown polka dot paper onto brown cardstock and adhere to 5″ x 7″ white card stock. Mat painted embossed paper onto brown corrugated paper. Sandwich the white mesh between a 6″ x 4.25 brown polka dot paper and the matted corrugated paper. Wrap the wire floral element around the brown corrugated paper before gluing down.
Pull a few strands off of the mesh and place them on top of the painted embossed paper. Glue down the large polka dot flowers and adhere the small ones on top using a foam dot.
Glue a button in the center of each flower using glue gun. Adhere sentiment on bottom right hand corner of card.
The card is ready and isn’t it stunning! You can choose different colour papers and make a series of cards – there are plenty of designs in the Canvas Corps paper section in our shop.
A completely different take on a card comes from Viktoriya Porechnaya. She uses pastel pinks and fabric embellishments for her romantic spring card.
‘I made this tender spring card using elements from the Scrap Pack. There are many different items in my pack – sheets of cardstock, burlap, embellishments. Cardstock in this pack perfectly coordinated. All you need to do is just add spring saying card from Spring Shower collection, flowers and lace. I like the result!’ – says Viktoriya.
Viktoriya shares her process steps:
- From the Sampler Pack, I chose the stripped pink cardstock as my background and added a sheet of burlap as first layer.
- Then I added layers of cardstock – the layers do not have to be symmetrical; glue them on.
- Add Spring Shower card on top.
- Then I added a strip of lace with a metal clasp across the card (it was in my pack) and glued it on the card
- Finally, I added flowers, petals, small leaves and pink plastic gem from my pack. And my tender spring card is ready!
If you like what you see or, even better, have an idea on your own, make your way to our shop and get your own Scraps By The Pound Pack and craft your cards away… don’t forget to share them with us in the CCB Collective. See you there!
Happy card making!