Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Congrats by ~ Helena Johansson

Hi everybody! Today I have a Congrats Card to share. I have used the beautiful Natural Beauty line from GCD Studios and Donna's. I love the soft, vintage pink and grey colors together!
I started with two papers from the 6x6 paper pad and glued them to my cardbase. I then used my sewing machine to make some stitches around the edges. A bit of cheesecloth and texture paste gives this card a shabby look. On top of that I put Want2Scrap and Donna's chipboard puzzle pieces. I have a little tutorial further down on how I decorated the puzzle pieces.

Congrats card DS

The large flower was made with Spellbinders Rose Creation dies, I used the same papers for the flowers that I used on my card.

Congrats card DS 5

Congrats card DS 4

Congrats card DS 3

I was really pleased with how the puzzle pieces turned out. Love the vintage, shabby look they got!

Congrats card DS 2

And here is how I decorated the puzzle chipboard. I started with painting the pieces with white gesso:

Puzzle tut 1

Before the gesso had dried, I put the pieces upside down on Donna's "The Crafty Chronicle", and let them lay there for a couple of minutes.

Puzzle tut 2

The soft paper of the Chronicle then rubbed off on the chipboard, and here is how the pieces look after I gently pulled them of the paper:

Puzzle tut 3
Here is a closer look:

Puzzle tut 4

I wanted to add a bit of color and shine, and misted the pieces with Smooch Spritz, color Pralines & Cream:

Puzzle tut 5

Finally, I put on some glossy varnish and let the pieces dry before I glued them on my card:

Puzzle tut 6

Thank you for stopping by today!


Product list:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Natural Beauty Collection, 6x6 paper pad
Donna Salazar - The Crafty Chronicle
Want2Scrap: Donna Salazar - puzzle
Spellbinders - Rose Creations
Smooch Spritz - Pralines & Cream
Flowers and brad from Petaloo
Gesso and texture paste
Letter stickers


  1. So lovely! Those puzzle pieces are amazing! I want some now. :-)

  2. What an amazing project I love I'm book marking this page so that I can try this after i finsh the project I'm working on now.

  3. Just beautiful. Gorgeous colors. The puzzle pieces are great. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.