How To Make Inspirational Journal Cards for Your Journals or Scrapbooks With This Beautiful Embellishment Technique

 My motto for 2021 is to “Be A Kind Human”!  Do my part to bring some kindness into someones life each day.  Whether it is through my videos, on social media in my comments, or in one on one relationships with my friends and family members.

To get the ball rolling I made these beautiful journal cards with the sentiment “Be Kind” on the front.

Here is the list of supplies that you will need to make this project.  You will also find them in my Etsy shop at Markets of Sunshine. click here <<<<

Supplies List

  • 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of white or cream card stock
  • one book page
  • small piece of art paper cut to fit on the front of your card leaving a small border
  • glue stick
  • ink pad and stamps
  • white gesso
  • a variety of paint colors 4 different colors that look good together (one should be a metallic)
  • stencil pattern of your choice

Now here is a detailed step by step process.  You can also watch my video to see exactly how it’s done in a live presentation.

Step 1:  cut your card stock in half at 5.5 inches then fold in half.  You’ll have two card blanks.

Step 2:  take your piece of art paper and add your paint colors one at a time as shown in the video using a bouncing technique with the tip of your paint brush.

Step 3:  Wait for the paint to dry before moving on to the next step.  Or, use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

Step 4:  Take your decorative stamps and fill in the page until it looks good to you.  More is good here.

Step 5:  Lay your stencil on the art paper and apply the gesso to fill in the design you’ve chosen. Let dry.

Step 6:  Use your metallic paint and add highlights to the raised texture of the gesso.  Let dry.

Step 7:  Tear a piece of the book page to fit in the center of your artwork as shown in the picture.  Then ink the edges with a distress ink from Ranger.  I like to use Brushed Corduroy.

Step 8:  Stamp the words Be Kind onto your white piece of card stock that is smaller than your book page piece.. Then ink the edges as well.

Step 9:  Glue the center of the artwork paper and attach it to the card front.  Glue the book page in the center and center it on top of the artwork paper.  Glue the sentiment in the center and add it on top of the book page.

Step 10:  Sew all the edges of the papers using your sewing machine for a finished look.  Zigzag looks great on the artwork paper.  A straight stitch works fine for the book page and sentiment piece.

Enjoy! using it for a daily motto in 2021 and join this “Be A Kind Human” movement!

Sending You Sunshine!

Marsha

By marketsofsunshineusa

I'm a mixed media crafter who loves to transform an ordinary item into something extraordinary that will make you happy every time you use it.

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