Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sticky Back Canvas Card Tutorial....

I'm sharing this tutorial over at The Paper Bakery today, but thought I'd share it here as well!

Today I am going to share a tutorial on making a card using sticky back canvas. If you've never used it, you must get yourself some soon, it is so fun to play with. 
Here is the card:

To make this card you will need:
Your November Add on Kit from Paper Bakery (if you aren't a subscriber we used the Echo Park sticker and pink patterned paper along with the wooden asterisk by Studio Calico)
Sticky Back Canvas
1/2 sheet of Kraft Cardstock
A Stamp Set (snowflakes from Ippity Stamps)
Red Ink (I used Jenni Bowlin Chili Powder)
Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark or embossing ink
A Heat Gun
Red/White Bakers Twine

You will start with cutting an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock in half and folding if for the base of your card. Then, trim a piece of sticky back canvas to 5 1/4 x 4. I pulled the strings that tend to hang off to get a jagged type edge. You can just trim them with scissors if you don't want a jagged type edge. 
Take out your stamp set and have it ready to stamp on the canvas, here is one of my stamps:

Plug in your heat gun and have it ready.
Place your sticky back canvas on a sheet of scrap paper. Place your snowflake stamp in the embossing ink and then stamp it on the canvas. You can do this several times and then quickly sprinkle a good amount of clear embossing powder over the images. Pick the canvas up and tap to remove excess powder. If you have several different snowflake stamps, take turns using them and sprinkling the embossing powder. NOTE: You don't want to leave the embossing ink on the canvas long before sprinkling the embossing powder or it will dry.  
Here is what it will look like with one stamp:
Here is what it looks like once you have stamped the entire canvas and sprinkled the powder on:

Once you have the canvas covered with stamps and embossing powder, heat up the images. You will see the powder raise and melt. The snowflakes become less apparent: 
Now take your ink and either a make up applicator wedge or Tim Holtz Distress Tool and apply ink starting with the edges of the canvas and working your way in:

Once you have ink covering the entire canvas, take a paper towel and rub the snowflakes to remove the ink from them. They will become more defined. 
Heat the canvas with your heat tool to dry it. 
Once cooled, remove the adhesive off the back and place it on your card base:

You now have a card base ready to embellish. 
I took my stamp set and stamped a frame on the sticky back canvas. 
Next, I stamped JOY inside the frame. 
I cut it out and trimmed off the right edge and added it to my card. 
I then added the sticker banner, a cut out heart, an asterisk wooden piece and bling. 
Tie bakers twine around the spine of the card. 
To finish I gave it a light spray of Calico Shine and now it's ready to give this Christmas!

Products used:
Kraft Cardstock: Bazzil
Sticky Back Canvas: Ranger
This is the set: 

Ink: Jenni Bowlin Chili Pepper
Sticker Banner: Echo Park (included in Nov. add on kit)
Patterned Paper cut into a heart: Echo Park (included in Nov. add on kit)
Asterisk wooden piece: Studio Calico (included in Nov. add on kit)
Bling: unknown
Red/White Bakers Twine: The Twinery
Shine Spray: Studio Calico Calico Shine Spray

If you've never tried working with Sticky Back Canvas, I hope I've encouraged you to give it a try!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


ScrappnBee said...

What a great tutorial! I love sticky back canvas! Too cool! Love it! Thanks for sharing- Amanda

Mary Pat Siehl said...

so pretty! i love th sticky back canvas!

Tanya Ham said...

that is AWESOME! :)

Pamela said...

Beautiful card!! I love this technique and I LOVE sticky back canvas, but I've never tried this technique ON sticky back canvas. :)

Jeannie from said...

YOU ARE AMAZING! Goodness I LOVE THIS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much! I'm not just saying that! I am so glad I stopped to visit you today:)

Your sister through I Heart {ippity}

Becky said...

SO, SO cool Amy! I've seen the sticky back canvas hanging in the store always stare at it for a minute and keep on walking :) Your post has now enabled me. This technique is amazing! I just LOVE how this turned out!

Tracy said...

This card is gorgeous, love the colour.
I just bought some sticky back canvas, but is ATC size.

Connie said...

very pretty!!!! {i did one too} Our minds must think a like!!

Robbie said...

Great idea! I have done something similar with paper, but it never occurred to me to use canvas! Thanks for sharing!

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