Tammy Tutterow Creative Team Friday: Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Do you like to make your own flowers? I find it to be relaxing and rewarding all at the same time. For this installment of Tammy Tutterow Creative Team Friday, I have made a Shabby Posies thank you card tutorial. This beauty is adorned with a cascade of beautiful handmade Shabby Posies roses, a textured background that you can make yourself, and patterned papers that I rescued from the Closet of Shame. Let’s get started!
This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made with Prima’s retired Stationer’s Desk collection. Retired collections are too beautiful to leave languishing away The Closet of Shame!
Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial Part 1:Creating the Background Layer
Do you see the pretty textured background layer? I made this with Tammy’s Picnic embossing folder and her wonderful Big Fabric Background Stamp. Here are the steps I followed.
- Cut a 4.75″ x 6.5″ panel of smooth white cardstock.
- Stamp the surface in Pumice Stone Distress Ink using the Big Fabric Background Stamp.
- Heat Emboss with clear powder.
- Rub Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink on the flat side of the embossing folder. (This is the surface that has the Spellbinders logo imprinted on the front.)
- Use a Distress Spray Bottle to lightly mist the cut cardstock.
- Place the cardstock misted side up on the bottom half of the embossing folder.
- Run through your die cutting machine following manufacturer’s directions.
- Spritz and flick with water. Heat dry.
- Use a blender tool to rub Pumice Stone DI over the embossed areas. Spritz and Flick again.
- Heat set. The embossed stamping will pop through the ink, which is very cool.
- Distress Edges
- Machine Stitch onto a slightly larger panel of designer paper.
Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial Part 2: Creating the Layers
- Cut 3 tags from designer paper using Tammy’s Shortie Tag Die. Set one aside for later.
- Ink the edges of the tags with Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink. Spritz lightly to activate the ink.
- Mount the tags on foam tabs. To save money, I cut up Priority Mail boxes and use them instead. Not only do I save money, but I repurpose an item that would normally end up in the recycling bin!
- Add a brad to one tag and glue in place as seen in this photo.
- Stagger the second tag and glue on top.
- Next, I added a couple of tags from the Stationer’s Desk collection on top of this tag.
- Now, use the pennant shaped die from Tammy’s Shortie Tabs to cut 3 little banner flags from scraps. Glue these in place at the base of the tag that’s on the bottom
Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial Part 3: Creating the Shabby Posies Roses
The Shabby Posie Die is probably my favorite floral die from Tammy. It is so versatile. For this card, I die cut my flower layers from patterned paper. I love the depth and dimension this adds to a finished flower. Best of all, it makes quick work of the flower making process.
Here’s how I made these Shabby Posies Roses.
- Cut three sets of Shabby Posies from patterned paper.
- Using the leaves from Pom Pom Posies cut 2 sets of the double leaf die and one of the single leaf die.
- Use a sponge dauber to add Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink to the center and around the edges of each flower layer.
- Lightly spritz the back of each flower layer. This helps to break down the fibers in the paper, making it easier to shape the petals. It also helps the layers to hold their shape as they dry, since the water releases the starch within the paper.
- Shape the flowers and leaves with a stylus and foam mat.
- Use smaller layers to create a rosebud for the center of one flower.
- Once the layers are dry (I use a heat tool) assemble with hot glue, firmly pressing a ball stylus into the center of each flower as you stack them.
- Fill the centers of two roses with hot glue and fill with glass beads.
- Glue onto the card as shown.
- Add ribbon and a button.
Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial Part 4: Finishing the Inside
Finishing the inside of a card is just as important to me as creating the outside. I love to make cards that can double as a gift. So I add pockets, tags, mini envelopes…whatever little treats I can think of to make the card interactive and fun.
It’s just the perfect size to fit on the Shortie Tag and the design is perfect for this card. Stamp in Jet Black Archival Ink, then heat emboss with clear powder to make the design pop. Then just add a brad and a dragonfly charm to complete the tag.
The bottom half of the card interior has layered papers topped with a postcard that’s the perfect spot to write a personal note. And who doesn’t love to open a sweet little Window Mini Pocket to see what is inside?
Be sure to stop by Tammy’s BLOG where you’ll find inspiration from the other amazing gals on the team. I’m always blown away by the wonderful things they create with Tammy’s gorgeous designs.
I hope this Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial has given you some ideas and tips that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
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Please note, wherever possible, I will link to products, but some items from my stash may no longer be readily available. You can easily substitute with items from your stash.
- Tammy Tutterow Designs Products
- Other supplies
- Prima Stationer’s Desk Paper Pad
- Stationer’s Desk Tags, Brads and Buttons
- Prima Something Blue Say it in Crystals
- Jet Black Archival Ink
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Black and White Houndstooth Ribbon
- Burlap String
- Gold Metallic String
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
- Czech Beads
- Hot Glue Gun
- Gray Cardstock
- Pumice Stone Distress Ink
- Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink
- Distress Sprayer Bottle