The Road Card

Designer: Jessica Barnes

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Blank Check shimmer, Yam, Java) Bazzill Basics Paper; (Deep Terra Cotta) WorldWin Patterned paper: (burgundy from Magnolia pack; light, dark green striped from Everyday Tango collection) My Mind’s Eye Dye ink: (Tea Dye) Ranger Industries Chalk ink: (Chestnut Roan) Clearsnap Accents: (pewter square brads) Making Memories Rub-on: (quote) Die Cuts With a View Adhesive: (foam tape) EK Success Tools: (decorative-edge scissors, tear trimmer) Finished size: 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"

1 Make card from cardstock, folding front cover shorter than back. Trim back cover with decorative-edge scissors.
2 Tear edge of cardstock strip with trimmer; adhere. Cut cardstock strip; ink edges and adhere. Ink card front edges.
3 Stitch wavy lines; attach brads.
4 Cut tree and leaves, following patterns. Adhere tree. Crumple leaves, ink, and spray with water; let dry. Adhere leaves. Note: Adhere tree branches and leaves with foam tape as desired.
5 Apply rub-on to cardstock. Cut out with trimmer; ink edges and bend corners. Adhere with foam tape.
6 Cut cardstock to fit inside card; tear edge with trimmer and adhere.

Bonus Idea
This card would make a beautiful wall hanging. Simply mat and frame it. Let the leaves overlap the mat to create a dimensional look.

Enchanting Forest Motifs
The Paper Crafts team has discovered deer, trees, mushrooms, acorns, squirrels, and other woodsy products all over the paper crafting industry. You’ll find more exciting examples in “The Enchanted Forest” feature in our October 2008 issue.

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Love to travel this Road.
This immediately reminded me of the many drives in the country in the fall and I love the idea of framing it. I would put it with some fall pictures I"ve taken over the years as well as some crossstitched pictures for an autumn display using various mediums.
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