A Bushel of Thanks
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. •
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