Okay. So I finally finished this tutorial! I have been working on it for what seems like an eternity! So here goes…hope you enjoy my ABC Card Tutorial!!!
- Chipboard (I bought a package of 6 8 1/2 x 11 sheets…I had 1 sheet left over)
- Mod Podge
- Acrylic Paint
- Scrapbook Paper
- Scrapbook Alphabet Letters
- Acrylic Sealer
Step 1: First off you need to find something to trace to make your cards. I actually cut out a rounded corner 3 1/2″ square using my cricut cutting machine and then traced it onto my chipboard—but you can of course use whatever you want as a template. It would have been just as easy for me to draw out a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ square onto a piece of paper and then use that as a pattern to cut the rest out. You will of course need 26 of these. (You may also want to use sandpaper to smooth out some of the edges)
***Having never used chipboard before I asked the lady at JoAnn’s how to cut it, and she said to use an X-acto knife-which I did, until I realized you can actually cut it with scissors and that was WAY faster! ✄—————
Step 2: Paint your chipboard. I only painted the parts that would show, so on the side where I was going to mod podge the scrapbook paper I only painted around the edges…
Step 3: Then you need to cut out your piece of background paper (I cut mine to be a 3″ square) and mod podge it to your chipboard. Just do a thin layer of mod podge or you might get bubbles under your paper, or worse make your paper wavy because it got too wet! (One side of my chipboard was white and the other was brown…so don’t let the pics confuse you—-the white part is just what I didn’t paint =)
***You could of course leave the background the color you painted it if you want to and skip this step entirely.
Step 4: Now you need your scrapbook letters. I cut 3″ letters out using my cricut machine, but you can find similar letters at craft stores, or you can check out our floralshowers etsy store . Then, just do another thin layer of mod podge and place the letter on.
Step 5: Now all you have to do is cover your whole project with a layer of mod podge. I covered the front and let it dry
and then I covered the backs
Then I did another coat…but I don’t think you would really have too. I just wanted too.
Step 6: Spray your project with an acrylic sealer. I got this tip over at modpodgerocks, and I’m glad I just happened across it. Apparently mod podge projects will stick together if they aren’t sealed…and since my cards will be stacked on each other this is a VITAL step if you don’t want to ruin your project!
Now just let your project dry and you are FINISHED!
Here are some close ups of my favorites:
Let me know if you make some…I would love to see your projects! Happy crafting everybody!
This post is linked to Creations by Kara “Look What I Made”