How to Create a Card With GRAFIX ARTIST-TAC & Paint Chips

Learn how to use Artist-Tac, a dry adhesive from Grafix and paint chips to create this card with brightly colored mums. The Artist-Tac makes adhering the small pieces neat and easy.

How to Create a Card With GRAFIX ARTIST-TAC & Paint Chips
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Artist-Tac is a permanent dry adhesive that comes in sheets. It is great to use for paper projects, especially projects like this with small pieces that are hard to adhere with liquid glues.

Artist-Tac is a permanent dry adhesive that comes in sheets. It is great to use for paper projects, especially projects like this with small pieces that are hard to adhere with liquid glues.

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Paint chips are fun, free and come in an endless array of colors. This project utilizes them to create a unique card.

Paint chips are fun, free and come in an endless array of colors. This project utilizes them to create a unique card.

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Cut a 6 X 12 piece of cardstock and fold in half to make card base.

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Prep the Artist-Tac by bending back a corner...

Prep the Artist-Tac by bending back a corner...

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...then lifting and folding the cover sheet back to reveal about 5” of the adhesive.

...then lifting and folding the cover sheet back to reveal about 5” of the adhesive.

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Cut a ¼” strip off dark pink paint chip so that the strip has all the colors on the card.

Cut a ¼” strip off dark pink paint chip so that the strip has all the colors on the card.

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Use teardrop punch to punch out 16-18 shapes from dark pink paint chip.

Use teardrop punch to punch out 16-18 shapes from dark pink paint chip.

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Place punched shapes onto Artist-Tac sheet. HINT: place shapes on Artist-Tac sheet as you punch to make sure you don’t drop or misplace any.

Place punched shapes onto Artist-Tac sheet. HINT: place shapes on Artist-Tac sheet as you punch to make sure you don’t drop or misplace any.

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Flip Artist-Tac cover sheet back on top of adhesive, and smooth with your fingers to make sure shapes are firmly pressed into adhesive.

Flip Artist-Tac cover sheet back on top of adhesive, and smooth with your fingers to make sure shapes are firmly pressed into adhesive.

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To make forming mum shapes easier, create a simple template. Punch out a 3” circle.

To make forming mum shapes easier, create a simple template. Punch out a 3” circle.

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Then mark the center with a pencil.

Then mark the center with a pencil.

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Insert circle into 2 ½” circle punch, then center the dot and punch.

Insert circle into 2 ½” circle punch, then center the dot and punch.

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Don’t worry if your circle is not exactly centered, it won’t matter.

Don’t worry if your circle is not exactly centered, it won’t matter.

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Lay template at bottom left corner of your card front. Lift shapes off Artist-Tac sheet and place one by one around the inside of the template with points of teardrops facing center. Remove template.

Lay template at bottom left corner of your card front. Lift shapes off Artist-Tac sheet and place one by one around the inside of the template with points of teardrops facing center. Remove template.

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Cut a ¼” strip off medium pink paint chip so that the strip has all the colors on the card.

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Punch 10-12 teardrops from medium pink paint chip, place on adhesive as before, then adhere teardrops so that they overlap the dark pink circle slightly.

Punch 10-12 teardrops from medium pink paint chip, place on adhesive as before, then adhere teardrops so that they overlap the dark pink circle slightly.

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Repeat steps with light pink, punching 7-8 tear drops, and adhering with points overlapping to form center of flower.

Repeat steps with light pink, punching 7-8 tear drops, and adhering with points overlapping to form center of flower.

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Repeat process at upper left corner with purple paint chips...

Repeat process at upper left corner with purple paint chips...

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...and at upper right with orange.

...and at upper right with orange.

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Punch 2 skinny hearts from medium green and 1 from bright green, dark green and lime green.

Punch 2 skinny hearts from medium green and 1 from bright green, dark green and lime green.

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Cut bright green and lime green hearts in half, pick 3 to use.

Cut bright green and lime green hearts in half, pick 3 to use.

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Place 3 half hearts on Artist-Tac sheet, replacing cover and smoothing as before.

Place 3 half hearts on Artist-Tac sheet, replacing cover and smoothing as before.

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Adhere half hearts over full hearts, having the half heart slightly offset to show color underneath at outer edge.

Adhere half hearts over full hearts, having the half heart slightly offset to show color underneath at outer edge.

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Place hearts so that only top half is on the adhesive.

Place hearts so that only top half is on the adhesive.

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Adhere heart leaves to the card, slipping them under flower edge and letting some overhang as shown. (reason adhesive was only applied to top edge)

Adhere heart leaves to the card, slipping them under flower edge and letting some overhang as shown. (reason adhesive was only applied to top edge)

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Gather all the paint chip strips you cut and lay out with colors alternating as you like.

Gather all the paint chip strips you cut and lay out with colors alternating as you like.

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Lay about the first 1” or so of each strip on the adhesive, lining up the strips side by side.

Lay about the first 1” or so of each strip on the adhesive, lining up the strips side by side.

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Trim off the excess cover sheet.

Trim off the excess cover sheet.

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Cut 2 – ¼” strips, the adhesive sheet will be attached to back.

Cut 2 – ¼” strips, the adhesive sheet will be attached to back.

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Strip made up of pieces of each paint chip strip.

Strip made up of pieces of each paint chip strip.

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Cut a 5” piece from one strip, dovetail left end, peel back adhesive sheet from other end of strip and slowly adhere pieces as you pull off strip along bottom of card, starting even with right edge.

Cut a 5” piece from one strip, dovetail left end, peel back adhesive sheet from other end of strip and slowly adhere pieces as you pull off strip along bottom of card, starting even with right edge.

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Repeat with a 3 ½” piece and adhere slightly above first strip.

Repeat with a 3 ½” piece and adhere slightly above first strip.

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Stamp sentiment above strips at bottom right of card.

Stamp sentiment above strips at bottom right of card.

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Place 3 rhinestones onto Artist-Tac sheet and press to transfer adhesive.

Place 3 rhinestones onto Artist-Tac sheet and press to transfer adhesive.

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Adhere rhinestones to center of each flower.

Adhere rhinestones to center of each flower.

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Finished card.

Finished card.

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