Friday, April 18, 2014

Free Mother's Day Collage Sheet, Cards & Painted Canvas Tutorial

Hello Friends!!
I am super excited to be sharing with you a free Mother's day Collage sheet that I designed using images from the Graphics Fairy.
This is my third year doing a free Mother's day sheet.
This year I thought it would be fun to do a tiny canvas and a card.
Today I am sharing the canvas tutorial.
I am so proud of myself...because I did this project and video back on the 25th of March...and was not able to post it till the 18th of April. I am so not good about having to  
Here is my Canvas

Here is my tutorial

I also have two cards using the same images, they are just a little bit different.
This one is my Under 10 min. Mother's Day card.  You can find my tutorial for this card and Collage sheet here.
Here is my card that I am featuring today on the 
Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  

For this card you will need the following.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Tombow Fix it foam padsJuliet LaceSalmon seam bindingCotton Candy cane Baker's Twine10mm Deep Ivory Mulberry Roses and some buttons.  Of course I used my Bow it All tool to create both bows :0)
You will also need the following.
2.....5.0" by 6.5" ivory card bases
2......4.75" square pieces of pink card stock
My free digital collage sheet
3.5" doily
Ranger's Frayed Burlap distress ink
Foam Applicator (for the ink)
Glue Stick
Designer Dries Clear Glue & Fine tip applicator
Step 1
You will need to cut your card to a 5 inch square base.  You will need to use the second card base to cut a 5 inch square, which you will add to the other card base.  This will create your easel card.  So you will fold up the top flap of your card base.  Then you will glue the 5 inch square base (line it up with the top) so that it will line up with the bottom when closed.  Please refer to photo below.
Step 2
Cut 2.... 4.75 inch square pieces of pink cardstock and your collage sheet pieces.  I distressed the edges of my pieces and inked them with Rangers Frayed Burlap distress ink.  I glued the ledger sheet to the pink card stock.  The images on the collage sheet are already to size.
Step 3
I inked the doily with Frayed Burlap too.  I then glued down the focal image to the doily.  I added a row of Juliet lace and I also used a craft knife to cut the doily on both sides of the image.  I threaded my seam binding through these openings.
Step 4
I glued the seam binding down on the back of the doily.  I also cut the large foam tabs in half, and placed them around the edges of the back of one of my card stock pieces.  Leaving the top open so that I could slide a tag in.
Step 5
I also added some cotton candy baker's twine to the piece.  I glued the doily down to the card base.
Step 6
I used the Bow it All tool to create a bow which I added to my card.  I also added some foam tabs to my "Mother" text box.
Step 7
I added the other pink base inside of my card.
I took the piece that I cut off of my card stock base (when I cut it down to 5 inches).  I left it the same height, but cut the width down to 4.5 inches.  I inked another doily, and glued it to my piece and trimmed off most of it. 
Step 8
I trimmed off the excess cardstock so that my piece looks just like a doily.  I centered it horizontally and placed it as close to the bottom of the card as possible.
Step 9
I added some of the ivory mulberry roses to the upper left corner of my focal piece and a button tied with cotton candy baker's twine to the right of my seam binding bow.  You can see where I tucked in a tag in the back.
Step 10
I put a foam tab on the upper part of a button, and I am placing it on my tag so that the top of the card will fit under it.  
Step 11
I added some more seam binding to the top of the tag.  I also tucked in a piece of Juliet lace, and added another mulberry rose.
Step 12
On the inside I added another tiny seambinding bow, and mulberry rose.  I added my "Mother" text box too.
Step 13
I used my Art Glitter Glue and Fine Tip applicator to add glue to my doily and around the circle of my focal image.
Step 14
I added Gingerbread glitter to the doily and tag edges.  I have also added Just Peachy glitter to the focal image.
Here is a look at the finished card closed.
A look at it open
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Three stunning projects. Love your style Heather. Thanks for sharing the collage sheet and your tutorials! Beautifully crafted cards and canvas!!!

  2. These are gorgeous, Heather, and lucky us to get a threebie! Love LOVE that little canvas, and the cards are delightful in their shabby sweetness. Thanks for sharing! Now to go watch the video... :)

  3. Beautiful set Heather! Can't wait to play with it!

  4. fabulous projects! thanks for sharing!

  5. Beautiful Heather!

  6. absolutely gorgeous work! the canvas is stunning! as are the other pieces! xo

  7. Anonymous5:26 PM

    Breathtaking in their beauty.
    There is such a delicate touch to each of them.

  8. Lovely project and card Heather. The image on the card is so sweet! ~Diane

  9. All three are absolutely lovely! I can hardly wait to do these along with your always fab videos!


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather