You guys! Gah, I am so excited! ***insert drumroll*** I have been published in a real, legit, print magazine! This was my first submission to a magazine and I was thrilled when I received the acceptance email. It’s been tough to keep it under wraps and not shout it from the rooftops, but I can now!
The 52nd issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is read in 100 countries through both its print and digital issue, is in 600+ Barnes & Nobel stores, 180 Books-A-Million stores and 72 Chapters stores across Canada. It is also available in over 50 independent local scrapbook stores in North America.
The magazine is available to pick up at local retailers in print or view online digitally HERE. You can find me on page 67 with the card I am sharing below. If you follow many paper crafters, you’ll likely find other names you know as well.
To create this card begin with either woodgrain white cardstock or create your own with the Hero Arts Woodgrain Texture die. I created my own by adhering 2 panels of Snow Layering paper together with Be Creative tape. I wanted the die to cut through the top layer but be held together by the dry adhesive and the second layer paper. The advantage of this over pretexturized woodgrain paper is that this result is smooth and stampable while still keeping the design of the woodgrain.
Die cut a circle toward the top, centered side to side. I added a few pieces of scratch paper shims to my die cutting sandwich to increase the pressure just enough for the circle to cut completely through the woodgrain panel I created.
Using the same circle die as a guide, lightly pencil around it on an A2 smooth bristol panel. Then gently ink blend with Tide Pool ink from the top down about a third of the way through the drawn circle. Stamp Wonder of Magic & Christmas deer in Tide Pool to Navy Ombre ink. Die cut him and tie red floss around his neck leaving the tails long.
Trim woodgrain panel just slightly shy of A2, stamp sentiment in black, back with foam tape and adhere to ink blended panel. Adhere foam tape to back of white die cut Fir Tree and tuck in place. Double up foam tape on back of deer where he will be adhered inside the circle. A single layer will suffice for his legs that are over the woodgrain. With a dot or two of liquid glue adhere the floss in place. Adhere finished panel to a folded card base, coat deer with clear Wink of Stella and add a few sequins for sparkle.
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