Saturday, October 12, 2013

Creative Cafe-Kit Fall Harvest -Sunburst Card and Tag Tutorial

Here we are at the end of the first week!  How are you enjoying the cards and tags we've shared so far?  Well we have more for you which will continue on throughout the month - so stay tuned!

Today I'm going to share with you another paper piecing technique, I have done this before but cut my pieces rather by feel than by measurement.   When I saw this more measured and precise approach, (I can't remember where unfortunately) I decided to give it a try.

 
I tweeked it a bit for each project and turned the second one into a Shaker card as well so here we go!
 
Gather your supplies: 
Start by picking 3-4 coordinating prints.  I couldn't decide so I made 2 projects each using a set of 4 different patterns all from Bo Bunny Autumn Song, and all found in your kit!
 
For my Thankful pumpkin card:
1. Cut a 4 1/2 x 6 plain cardstock-this will be what you build your raident pieces on.  I use a lighter wt less costly cardstock for this type of thing it won't be seen, and it helps to cut down on bulk.  
Cardbase is a top folding horizontal 4 1/4 x card, cut and score a 4 1/4 x 11 pc so it measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 

2. Cut your selected patterned papers, each 1 3/4 x 4 incles.  Now take each pc and cut diagonally the long way) as seen in the pic below:
 
 
3. Start arranging your pieces -determining where you want your focal point to be - see in the card it was centered like Sunrise-on the tag, I angled it from the upper RH corner to create a downward patterned to the falling leaves.
 
Once you've finished arranging them trim any layers -and cut to fit your card front.
 

 gather the rest of the pieces




For my card I cut and pulled a piece of burlap - 2 pumpin clusters, and the wood banner and began assembling.
  


 I used the other piece as the background  for a Shaker tag and filling the box with the gold leaf sequins.
 
 
Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' -Creative Cafe Kit -Fall Harvest
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' -Creative Cafe Kit -Fall Harvest
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Copic markers; Distress Ink -Wild Honey; Distress Markers
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe' -Scrap Happy Glue ; Kool tac Clear foam roll 
Tools/Dies: Sizzix Tag die from the Tim Holtz line

4 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

Bright, sunny, fall cards! Love!

Dawn Carlyle said...

Love the radiant design - so fun! And great tutorial...

Ava Gavloski said...

beautiful card, well designed and made with love...

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Karen....they are beautiful! Wonderful tutorial as well!