Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Canvas Card

Just thinking the other day, we make Canvas Scrapbook pages so how about a Canvas Card, so I tried it!

I used two canvases that you buy at your craft center, not the ones that are framed with the stretcher bars, just the canvases (usually they come in a pack of 1/2 a dozen) I used the 5 x 7.

Then I glued some random pieces of ribbon and I found these cute little burlap stickers for extra texture.

I covered it all with Gesso which is a primer to excepting paint.
It comes in clear and white, get the white to make it all one color.
Like anything that get's wet, it lifts, you can prevent some of the lifting by sticking it down in the spots but I actually like the lifting because it adds more texture.
I sprayed both pieces with Heidi Swapp Color Shine but you can use any paint you mist on, like glimmer mist's or distress inks...
I also sprayed my flowers, which started out white.

Out of a heavy weight card stock, I made a 5x7 card. sprayed it lightly with the same mist making sure I covered the scoreline because it will show.

Redline tape it or use a strong glue to glue both pieces on the card

Decorate it! I found these cute little cogs and keys & key holes and I glued on my sprayed flowers. My image is Heather's 'Pyro Lightening Buggmee', colored her with copic markers, fussy cut her out leaving a white border around her and then popped her up on dimensional dots and added these flatback pearls to her wings. 
Isn't she purdy and it opens like a card.

I printed out my little journaling 'Happy Birthday' in WORD and then punched it out with a word window punch from SU.


  1. What a fabulous idea. I have a dozen of those 5X7 canvases from the days when I used to do a lot of painting. I think they would make terrific collage cards and they could be given in a box instead of an envelope. I'm definitely copying this idea! TFS

  2. what a great idea! Love the texture and bits and bobs. Looks perfect with Pyro Lightning Buggme. Fabulous project, Denise! xxD