Scallop Tutorial with Michelle Mathey

21 Sep

Scallops are all the rage these days! Check out this awesome tutorial made by Michelle Mathey to jumpstart your scalloped creations.

Supplies: Cardstock: Kraft; Patterned paper: Basic Grey; Sentiment rub on: A Muse Artstamps; Other: 1 1/2″ circle punch, ruler, scotch tape, glue, ribbon, button, twinePhotobucket

The inspiration for this card came from this pillow by Anthropologie:
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Start with several different Basic Grey 6 x 6″ paper pads – these are great because the patterns are shrunk down from their normal 12 x 12″ size – perfect for cardmaking! Punch a bunch of 1 1/2″ circles from the papers. Michelle used the scraps from the paper pads that she couldn’t seem to throw away – this gave them new life and there was no waste!

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Lay out several rows of circles and make sure you like the combination of patterns and colors.

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Flip the circles over, align the tops against a ruler to make sure they’re straight, then tape them together using scotch tape. Photobucket

Add more rows of tape and keep adding rows of circles, staggering them a bit.

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To secure the circles even better, add a drop of glue behind each one, then adhere the block of circles to the front of a card base, and trim the excess. SO FUN AND EASY!!
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Add a ribbon bow, sentiment rub on, button threaded with twine, and you’re left with this beautiful card:
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Michelle says, “This is as close as I will ever get to quilting but I got to do it with my favorite medium - PAPER!!  Doesn’t it remind you of that Anthropologie pillow?” It sure does!

We’d love to see the cards that you create using this tutorial for inspiration – leave a comment here with a link to your blog showcasing your projects with scallops! Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments
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jen shears
jen shears

GORGEOUS card- and wonderful tutorial!!

Kimberly Jones
Kimberly Jones

What a gorgeous card and a great tutorial! I love the variety of prints Michelle used, and the color scheme is perfect!

Veronica
Veronica

That is one fabulous card! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try this!

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