Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: The Truth About Cats and Dogs
Hello Friends! Do you have a furry friend who makes your world a better place? If so, you are going to love this Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial. This is not your ordinary pet themed paper collection. It is filled with gorgeous patterns, heartfelt sentiments and the cutest images. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s a peek at what I’m talking about.
I used both the 12″ x 12 Companions Collection Kit and the 6″ x 6″ Paper Bundle to create these cutie patootie card 5 1/2″ x 7″ folios. Honestly, every time I look at these focal images, I can’t help but grin. And how about this color palette? Isn’t it delightful?
Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: How Much is that Doggy in the Window?
Add mixed media touches to your cards by dry brushing with diluted ivory chalk paint. I love the way this technique softens the edges and adds dimension to the gorgeous Little Birdie Flowers. Machine stitching is another way to add texture and even pattern to a card. Paint spatter is another great way to add mixed media effects to a card. Even a little bit goes a long way.
This cute fussy cut border pops because it has 3 layers of waste chipboard on the back. As you know, I like to cut up the Priority Mail boxes that my design team shipments come in to use in place of foam tape. This works really well, and it saves me a ton of money, too.
Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside
Peek inside this card and you will find a lovely pair of pockets and an accordion fold folio.
You’ll learn how to make these adorable tab top inserts in the video tutorial. They are made with scraps and have a fun magnetic closure. Each one measures 2 3/4″ x 9″ when fully opened. This is a great spot to add tiny photos, ephemera or journaling.
Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: Cats Rule
OK, this Siamese cat cracks me up. It’s the glasses. I wish I had a pair just like them.
This card is a mirror image of the first one. I just changed out the flowers
The 4 1/4″ x 6 flip folio inside the pocket has more cute kitty images. I love them all.
Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to learn how to create this 5 1/2″ x 7″ card folio base, the tab top inserts, and the flip folio, then I invite you to watch this video tutorial. Enjoy!
You can find a supply list for this project at the bottom of this post.
Thanks so much for joining me here today. I hope you found some ideas, techniques and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial Supply List
Products from Authentique
- Companions 12×12 Collection Kit (comes with stickers)
- 6″ x 6″ Companions Paper Bundle
- Authentique Spectrum Cardstock: Tricycle 1 and 2
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Little Birdie Crafts (Not listed on the website yet)
- Lexi/Vintaj Palette
- Rosalind Grape & Tan
- Adelina Grape & Tan
- Lucille Grape & Tan
- Paulina Grape & Tan
- ivory chalk paint
- Buttons Galore Crimson and Gold Button Mix