Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Ippity Tutorial.. Card Art!

Good Morning Everyone..
I hope you are all having a great Saturday. I know we always do Flatterday Saturday but with this weeks release Ippity Blossoms was hijacked and today so is Flatterday Saturday.. but, it will all resume next week.
I have this fun tutorial project for you all today.
Yesterday, I was chatting with a friend ( hi Sav) and we were talking about all the cards we have in boxes.. I was thinking about this a lot and decided to do this fun project to recycle your cards and make them into pieces of Art.. very affordable and in time for the season of gift giving.. yes, I am talking Christmas already!! hehe
Remember this card I made for the Sunday Release..
well I just love it.. Love that bird image.. everything.

Now, I am going to give you these easy steps to turn any card into an
Ippity Art Piece.

First grab a frame.. I got mine at the dollarstore, but Michael's will carry raw wood frames as well. I painted it out in this fun blue it is a folk art SHINY paint I bought at Walmart in the Craft section. Let the paint dry.

While the paint on the frame is drying.. you will need a stamp of choice.. I used this wonderful butterfly stamp in the Cherish Your Dreams Ippity set, some Unity Stamps in different colours, and a Tim Holtz fragment piece.

Inking my image and adding some Glossy Accents or in my case some
Anna Griffin Clear Glass Finish.

Pour on the square inked up image and put the fragment on top making sure it is all covered with the glossy accents sandwiched in between. Let dry.

As you are waiting for your paint and fragment piece to dry.. you can work on your card . I cut the card back off and measured out a matte for the back . Using some brown cardstock I measured it the same size as the chipboard frame backing. Using my adhesive to attach the card front to the matte and using some strong double sided tape to adhere it to the chipboard backing. Put aside.

Now once your frame is dry you can ink up some this
Ippity Gurnsey Gingham.
I used the Haystack colour for a light textured look to my frame.

just press the image on the painted frame.. It drys almost instantly. A beautiful thing!!

Now you add your card to the frame. Then add your fragment piece.. I used some Helmar liquid Scrap 3D dots. Love this stuff!! Let that dry. I also added this decorative bow .

I hope you will try this.. A great gift and a wonderful way to recycle some of those beautiful cards. If you do try this I would love to see your outcome.
Have a great and wonderful day.
Happy Crafting!

Angie Blom

Locate an Ippity Chick!


  1. i LOVE this idea!!! thanks for sharin. :)

  2. Angie, this is awesome! I have some fragments that I haven't touched...YOU always inspire me. I love stamping on wood frames...fabulous!!!