Hello, today I decided to take a break from DT tasks on my list and pull out my brand new House Mouse christmas decoupage from Joanna Sheen, I got it over a week ago and have been itching to make something with it.
In this card making tutorial / walk through guide I will take you through how to make this card with step by step instructions and measurements.
I have decided to enter this card in to the House Mouse and friends Monday challenge blog, I am very new to all of this but it looks like fun and what better place to start challenges than with house mouse.
To make this card I began with a piece of card printed with a music score on it (which I believe came from Payperbox). With the card in a landscape position I measured in 148mm from the left hand edge and 74mm from the left hand edge. You then fold over the first score line and second so that the card doubles back.
Next I took the doupaged image that I had cut and stuck together earlier and I layered it on to green mirror board and trimmed the edges of the mirror board with decorative scissors.
I have not gone in to detail on building up the decoupage as I thought cut out layer one, stick on layer one etc would make for very boring reading, the best tip I can give for decoupage is that if it’s not die cut and you have to cut it out yourself have a pair of normal craft scissors, a pair of precision scissors or decoupage snips and a craft knife and use a combination of all three as each are good for different things. The other thing I wanted to quickly mention at this point is that when building my decoupage I kept one of the little mice from one of the layers aside to use on the inside of the card.
Next I ran piece of white centura pearl card through my crafts-too embossing folder with the baubles and snowflakes and at this point I decided to pull out my PanPastels mixed with mica powders to highlight the embossed design (I really didn’t intend to use PanPastels for this when I was planning the design in my head but they are just so hand for so many things! )
I then added the little mouse I kept aside earlier in amongst the baubles and stuck one of the greetings from the decoupage sheet in the center of the bossed design. Once this was all done I layered it on red mirror board (straight-edged to match in with the border on the decopage) and then on to green mirror board which I trimmed with the same decorative scissors I used earlier.
Now that all the pieces are assembled I stuck the embossed design centrally to the large back panel of the card and then stuck the decoupaged image to the front layer of the card (remembering to only put glue on one half of the decoupage design so as not to glue your card shut)
Finally I layered the other greeting from the decoupage sheet on to green mirror board and once again trimmed with decorative scissors, then stuck in diagonally across the top left of the card front, used a zig glue pen to stick some frosting to main decoupaged image and then tied a couple of bows with some christmas ribbon (one much larger than the other). I stuck the large bow to the front bottom of the decoupaged image (centrally) and the small one to the top right corner of the embossed image at the back (inside) of the card.
Your homemade card is now complete, I hope you have enjoyed this card making tutorial / walk through guide on how to make your homemade card, please feel free to let me know how you got on with this.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read this post, as always your comments or questions are very much appreciated.
I would like to enter this card in to the House Mouse and friends monday challenge blog for challenge number 105 Christmas Sparkles (by the way the house mouse and friends challenge blog is fab! so many pretty cards).