Welcome to the first edition of Back to Basics!

We’re thrilled to finally be sharing this new blog segment with you. In Back to Basics, we will have special guests performing fantastic tutorials, top tips and more! Whether you’re new to crafting or an avid crafter, this is a blog that we hope will inspire you to try a brand new craft or try a simple technique you may have forgotten. Our very first guest is the lovely Julia McNeill from JMC Designs – read on to learn more about this amazing card making tutorial!

Back to Basics JMC Designs

With this card tutorial we are taking things back to basics! People often forget that you don’t need to spend lots, use a lot of crafty bits and bobs or even spend a long time crafting to get an amazing end result. So, I’m going to show you how quickly and easily you can put a beautiful project together. If you’re just starting out then this is a great read for you. Even if you are an experienced crafter, this may reignite a passion for a forgotten technique, so I encourage you to read and watch too!

 

What You Will Need:

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Creating Your Card!

Finished Back to Basics

Step 1

I am starting with a 5×8 card blank. To add a bit of interest, stamp using a dotty stamp. Top Tip: Don’t be too quick when you are stamping. We need to put a bit of pressure on the stamp but we also need to allow time for the ink to transfer from the stamp to the paper. Uneven stamping can often be a result of rushing the process.

Step 2

I then take some papers from Toadstool Tots and Curious Wonders Paper Pad. Tear long strips and adhere to the left-hand side of the card. Then, take one of the toppers, before sticking it down I edge it in black. This helps to frame around the focal piece and bring the eye in.

Step 3

To add our own unique spin on the project, we can bring in a little more stamping! I have chosen the Harriet Heart Stamp Set to bring in a little more detail. I then use the stitching border stamp to create a frame on the central image. Finally, I stamp some hearts using red ink and add a little doodling just to bring everything together.

 

Take a look at the full video tutorial below with the fabulous Julia from JMC Designs to get a more in-depth look!

 

Thanks for joining us in our first ever Back to Basics! We’d love to know what you thought so please continue to post in our Crafting with Hochanda Facebook Group, we’re always listening to your feedback!

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