it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this summer tag/bookmark with the small image stamps from several sentiment sets:
Step 1: Die Cutting and Background Stamping
die cut a tag from smooth white cardstock and if you like another tag from patterned paper that you can use in the back using the smaller tag die from the Planner Essentials 26 set
stamp the little heart from the Bear Hugs Sentiments, the shells and the starfish from the Splish Splash Sentiments and the sun and sunglasses from the Beach Sentiments set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist to create a background pattern on your tag
Step 2: Sentiment and little Accent
stamp the palm trees from the Beach Sentiments Set wit Versafine Clair Morning Mist
stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Clair Nocturne onto a piece of torn vellum and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
wrap the vellum around the tag and secure it with washi tape and the patterned paper packing you die cut earlier
Step 3: Finishing Touches
color the image with Derwent Artists pencils and adhere it above the sentiment strip
thread three strands of twine through the hole of the tag
Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest design team post and video. For today´s post I´ve created a wedding card in green, red and white. I wanted to play with very traditional colours to create these mixed media cards.
Here is how to make these cards:
Step 1: Take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and fold it into a card size of your choice. Then take the Make Your Mark stencil and place it on top of the white surface and apply modeling paste thru the stencil onto the background. I like to create an irregular pattern instead of filling the whole background. I find that more interesting to the eye. Step 2: Now take watercolour/mixed media paper and stamp with Flower Power stamps and embossing ink onto that piece. Then pour fine white embossing powder on top of heat set if with a heat tool. While you are at it, make a bigger set of flowers! Step 3: Now take watercolours (or use watercolour pencils, markers or Distress Inks or any coloring media you like to use) and color the flowers in red tones. Step 4: After you are done coloring the flowers, paint a piece of white cardstock with light green watercolor tone and die cut leaves using the Trio of Leaves dies.
Step 5: Arrange the leaves and flowers onto the card base and adhere on place. I adhered the flower with 3D foam to get some additional texture, the leaves are adhered with liquid glue, but you could also use Clear Double Sided Adhesive (add to paper before die cutting!). Step 6: Now take a strip of Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment with black ink onto it. I used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 set here. Adhere on place with 3D foam. Step 7: If you prefer, you can add some green or red splatters onto the background with a watercolor brush, just make sure you protect the rest of the card with a paper towel.
I really like how this card turned out. I matted the card onto a light green cardstock in the end to get some additional contrast to the card. But this is totally optional – you could also work with a solely white card base.
While I created this card, I did several flowers and die cut a bunch of leaves, so I could make a batsch of cards at once. I used the same technique, but did cards in just a slightly smaller size. Here they are:
For a better idea I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch. Hope you enjoy it!!
I hope you enjoyed this month´s tutorial. See you again next month with another card idea. By the way, I´ve used a watercolour set from my own stash for the cards, but give the new watercolours at the store a try – they have such great colours in the set! Plus, note that the leaves I used are not available at the store, so I replaced them with a really nice leaf set in the supply list.
it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this card and how to make your own custom-made sentiments:
Step 1: Die Cutting
die cut a background panel and a wave border from watercolor paper with one of the Stitched Rectangles and one of the Ocean Edges
die cut the Lighthouse elements from white Soft Finish Cardstock
Step 2: Add Color
color the background with Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans) and a Blending Brush
add water droplets for more texture
add color to the wave border with Distress Oxide Ink (Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire) and add some splatters with watered-down Distress Oxide Ink Chipped Sapphire
for the seafoam ink up the edge of the wave border with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Seafoam White embossing powder
color the lighthouse with Alcohol Markers
Step 3: Assembly and Finishing Touches
assemble the Lighthouse and the background – use clear double-sided adhesive and liquid glue
add white highlights with a white gel pen
Step 4: Create a custom-made Sentiment
there a several ways to create custom-made sentiments: you can use calligraphy or just your handwriting or a Labelmaker … in this case I used a Vintage Typewriter to type my sentiment onto sturdy white cardstock
cut the sentiment apart and ink up the edges with Distress Oxide Ink Pumice Stone
adhere the panel to a grey cardbase
I hope you got inspired.
ECD Stitched Rectangles Ocean Edges Lighthouse watercolor paper white Soft Finish Cardstock clear double-sided adhesive