Thursday, September 30, 2021

Calendar Card Tutorial and a Video

 I realize it is early to think of Christmas presents although I have already started my Christmas cards.  However I wanted to share the idea of the Calendar card and make a video tutorial showing you how I made it.



The Mossy Meadow card base is 4 1/4 by 11" scored at 5 1/2" to form a top folding card. A 4 by 5 1/4" piece of Beauty of the Earth DSP was add to the card front.
At the bottom of the card, I insert an ease -like reinforcement so the card could stand up independently. The insert is made by scoring a 4 1/4 by 3" piece of the same colour of cardstock at 1/2, 1 1/2. and 2 1/2" on the 3" side. Burnish the folds well by first folding it in the middle, and folding the outer 1/2'" Tabs in the opposite direction.  I used tear and tape adhesive to adhere it to the bottom of the card.
Tip:  Remove cover of tape on one side only and add this to the back of the card and then remove the cover of the other tab and adhere

Below is the video tutorial I made .  You can also watch the video on You Tube here.  Because I'm new at making videos, please leave a comment to let me know if you found the video helpful.

I purchased the small calendars from Frog's Whiskers Ink in Campbellford, Ont. This was matted with a 2 1/8 by 3 1/8" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock. 
To decorate the calendar card, I first die cut a piece of Basic White card stock using the Scallop contour die.   I laid the calendar at the bottom to determine where to stamp my images.

I used the tree tops from he Beauty of Friendship stamp set to stamp small trees.  The two trees were stamped first in Old Olive ink, and then with Mossy Meadow.  Because the trees did not have trunks, I used an Early Espresso marker to draw some trunks. And underneath the trees I stamped some grounding using Smokey Slate ink.   The sentiment was stamped above the trees and the calendar was added below the trees.

                              The two Real Red die cut  birds were made to look like cardinals by using a Basic Black marker and adding black markings around the neck and head.  

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Beauty of Friendship
Inks:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Basic Black marker, Early Espresso marker, Smokey Slate
Papers:  Mossy Meadow, Basic White, Real Red , Beauty of the Earth DSP 
Accessories:  Scallop contour dies, Beautiful Tree dies, Genial embellishments   

More calendar cards are below:


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