A Bushel of Thanks

CardMaker - - Let's Color! - De­sign by Col leen Schaan

Project note: Use chalk paints and pastes to cre­ate this charm­ing au­tumnin­spired card. 1. Form a 41/4 x 51/2-inch card from turquoise card­stock. Set aside. 2. Us­ing dark wal­nut and wheat chalk paint, fol­low Painted Pa­per—Clas­sic Vin­tage tu­to­rial to cre­ate a dis­tressed back­ground on white card­stock. 3. Trim painted card­stock to 33/4 x 5 inches. Ad­here to brown card­stock and trim a small bor­der. 4. Cut pat­terned pa­per to 33/4 x 11/2 inches. Ad­here to turquoise card­stock and trim a small bor­der as shown. 5. Ad­here pat­terned pa­per strip to painted back­ground layer. 6. At­tach brads in up­per-left cor­ner as shown us­ing pierc­ing tool to make holes for brads; ad­here layer to card base. 7. Print dig­i­tal im­age twice onto white card­stock.

8. Us­ing dark wal­nut and brown black chalk paint, fol­low Painted Paste— Tinted Tex­ture tu­to­rial to ap­ply color and tex­ture to bas­ket por­tion of one of the printed images. 9. Us­ing ruby chalk paint, fol­low Painted Pa­per—Color Wash tu­to­rial to paint ap­ples on same printed im­age. 10. Us­ing turquoise, sage green, sun­flower and mauve chalk paint, fol­low Painted Pa­per—Color Wash tu­to­rial to paint flags on sec­ond printed im­age. 11. Cut out painted bas­ket and ap­ples from first printed im­age and painted flags from sec­ond printed im­age. 12. Glue painted im­age to card as shown. Ad­here flags to im­age us­ing foam tape for di­men­sion. 13. Use black pen to draw de­tail or add out­lines to painted images if nec­es­sary. 14. Stamp sen­ti­ment onto cream card­stock and cut out. Ad­here to turquoise card­stock; trim a small bor­der. Ad­here to card as shown. •

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Card­stock: X-Press It (Blend­ing Card); Bazz­ill Ba­sics (At­lantic, brown, twig) Sim­ple Sto­ries Sn@p! Color Vibe brown mini dot pat­terned pa­per Hobby Lobby Stam­pa­bil­i­ties Thank You Cir­cle Seal stamp 2 Cute Ink Cel­e­brate Fall Bas­ket dig­i­tal im­age Imag­ine Me­mento espresso truf­fle ink pad Tommy Art chalk paint: dark wal­nut, wheat, brown black, ruby, turquoise, sage green, sun­flower, mauve Faber-Castell black PITT Artist Pen Amer­i­can Crafts: 3 small ivory brads Tommy Art sand paste Tommy Art neu­tral wax Small paint­brushes Con­tainer of wa­ter 150-grit sand­pa­per Pal­ette knife Mix­ing tray Pa­per pierc­ing tool Imag­i­na­tion In­ter­na­tional ad­he­sive foam tape Liq­uid glue Com­puter and printer

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