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Meet Artistic Guide – Marcia Compos de Mattos

My name is Marcia Mattos, I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and love all paper crafting techniques. I've been making cards since 2000. When I started, paper crafting materials were very rare around here.

I participate in many Yahoo groups relating to paper crafting. I am used to swapping my cards with friends from all over the world.  I am also active in some scrapbooking forums where I teach online classes. During the day I work with translations, so cardmaking is my favorite way to relax. I am married for 26 years and have a 23 year old son.

Check out Marcia's awesome artwork at her bog:  http://marciamattos.blogspot.com

Marcia created and submitted some bright and cheerful cards, along with a scrapbook page. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!


And here's Marcia's wonderfully cheerful project with directions, so you can make one for yourself!

 Tilda's Cookies Card
By: Marcia Mattos, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size:  6" x 6" 

Magnolia Stamp
Sentiment stamp (The Angel Company)
Cardstock (Bazzil)
Patterned paper (Brazilian company)
Palette Noir Black Ink (Stewart Superior)
Tan ink pad (unknown)
Brown Marking Pen (unknown)
Flowers (Prima)
Sheer ribbon (Brazilian Company)
Aquarelle Pencils (Faber Castelle)


  1. Fold a piece of 12" x 6" white paper in half.
  2. Cut a piece of 5.5" x 5.5" inch of pink paper.
  3. Apply a strip of torn patterned paper to the pink piece horizontally covering half of the surface.
  4. Apply the eyelets to the left of the card and add the ribbon. Finish with a bow.
  5. Using a ruler and the brown marking pen, add the "stitched" border around the pink panel.
  6. Attach the pink panel to the white card.
  7. Using the Noir Black ink pad, stamp Tilda on a piece of white cardstock.
  8. Color your image with Aquarelle Pencils.
  9. Distress the edges with Tan ink pad.
  10. Add ‘stitched' border using the brown marking pen and a ruler.
  11. Using the Noir Black ink pad, stamp the sentiment on to a white piece of paper.
  12. Distress the edges with the tan ink pad. Add stitched border as in the previous steps.
  13. Glue the sentiment to a pink and then to a blue piece of paper.
  14. Add the image, sentiment and flower with a brad as shown.

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3 Responses »

  1. Thanks Melanie and Michael for the nice welcome and comments!!!


  2. Welcomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  3. Ohhhh how gorgeous is that! I wish I could colour - they're all beautiful Marcia.