Posts Tagged ‘cardmaking’

You Bring Me Joy!!

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Hello, crafty friends and welcome back! Laurie here to share a summery card using stamps and dies from My Favorite Things! This includes a Christmas stamp and die set!

One of my all time fave MFT sets is the Rustic Wildflowers. I love this simple, floral layering set that I just may have to get the More Rustic Wildflowers set!! I started by stamping almost every image from this set, some more than once. I chose to use only 2 colours for my project. Pink for the flowers and a light teal for the leaves!

I played around with a design for a LONG time and finally settled on creating a partial frame with only a few of the stamped images. I thought a panel of kraft cardstock would look quite nice so after running it through with a diagonal stripe embossing folder, I adhered it to a top fold, landscape, A2 sized card base.

The sentiment comes from the holiday themed Filled With Joy Stamp Set along with its co-ordinating dies. By simply switching the colour scheme, this card is not Christmas-y at all! I had originally stamped the sentiment onto a banner but it really overtook the “joy” die cut. Instead, I trimmed around it with scissors and adhered it over top of the “O” for a little interest.

I decided to not add any sparkle. I know, shocking! Instead, I went with three black gems to tie into the sentiment and the centres of the flowers.

Thank you for stopping by today and hoping your week is wonderful!

Laurie

Nautical Card ft. Lawn Fawn!

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Hello, friends! Welcome back! Laurie here with you today to share a very nautical card featuring stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn!

I started to create my scene by die cutting a circle out of white cardstock. This will be the base. I then cut some navy cardstock with the same circle die and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Polka Heart Backdrop Die. I was going for a nighttime, starry sky only with hearts instead of stars, haha!

I used scraps of kraft and blue cardstock for the sea and the island. I used two of the dies from the Stitched Simple Wavy Border Dies Set. I made sure to use the same circle die to round the edges and make everything fit and look pretty! I used liquid glue to adhere the heart backdrop, the waves and the island to the white circle die cut.

I stamped and coloured the light house from the Smooth Sailing Stamp Set and used the co-ordinating dies to cut it out.

I decided to cut my own “rays” from yellow cardstock to help them stand out against the dark back ground. I simply trimmed tiny triangle slivers.

I stamped the sentiment onto a banner die using the same yellow cardstock as the rays. I thought this tied everything together! Before foam mounting my scene to a 4.25 X 4.25 inch square card base, I used a Diagonal Stripe embossing folder to add a bit of interest. Plus, stripes and nautical go so well together!

The only accent I added was some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the light portion of the lighthouse. And that’s my finished card! I really hope you enjoyed todays look at some of my favourite stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn!

Wishing you a wonderful, long weekend if you’re in Canada and a wonderful “regular” weekend if you’re not!

Laurie

Having Fun With Paper

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Hi Everyone. This is Susan with a simple way to do something a little different and a great way to use up your pile of designer paper that you’ve been hoarding. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has a pile to use up.

Start with a piece of card stock cut to 4 1/4 x 11″ and score it at 5 1/2″. This is your standard top folding card base. Add another score line along the long side at 2 3/4″ and this will give you your ‘fun fold’.

I went through my designer paper stash and because I’ve just piled them all together without any packaging I can’t tell you exactly which paper came from which company. I just searched through my pile and pulled out all the ones with blues and browns because I knew those were the colors I wanted to use. When I found 3 I liked I started cutting my panels. I cut 2 panels at 4 x 2 1/2″ and 1 panel at 5 1/4 x 4′ and then cut black card stock to give each panel just the tiniest bit of a frame.

I adhered each piece like you see in the picture above and then cut the pieces for the stamping. I cut 2 pieces of white card stock to 3 3/4 x 2 3/4″ and cut 2 pieces of black card stock to 4 x 3″. I adhered the white to the black and then adhered them to the card panel.

The trick to lining them up is to adhere the one on the right, which is the inside of the card, first. Fold the cord at the 5 1/2″ score line so that all your paper is facing inside. Then fold the 2 3/4″ fold back to the left. Now you’ll see the paper. Position the panel to go on the front of the card on top of the panel you adhered on the inside of the card so that it covers it completely. Make a little pencil mark where the top panel meets the edge of the panel you folded back. Put adhesive on the back of the top panel being sure not to go past that pencil line so when you adhere it to the front of the card it only sticks to the front. ( I really hope that makes sense.)

Now, I forgot to add the stamping to the front of the card before I adhered it. I recommend you do that first as I had to mask everything off and then stamp. It worked out but it would’ve been easier to stamp first. I didn’t add any color to the flower since there is so much going on with all the patterns on the papers. If you are not one who likes to color then this is a great technique for you. I’ll add a personal message to the inside and then this card is ready for the mail.

Happy Stamping

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