Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card is using some oldies but goodies product to create a love themed card as well as a fun technique to create some DIY backgrounds using a Gel Plate. Below you will find the steps to create your own card and backgrounds.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 11” x 4 1/4”, score at 5 1/2” and fold in half for a horizontal top folding card. (A2)
Step 2 – Trim 8 1/2” x 11” White Soft Finish Cardstock into 4 pieces by trimming it in half and then again in half. Apply ink of your choice onto the Gel Plate with a brayer. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Dusty Concord. Place the Cardstock onto the Gel Plate, rub into it to get the ink to transfer on the Cardstock. Remove and let dry. Diecut Heart Background using White Cardstock. You will use this as a stencil. Apply the same inks onto the Gel Plate, place the stencil you created and add Cardstock. Remove the stencil. Place another Cardstock on the Gel Plate and rub into it. Remove and let dry. Trim the panel from the right and adhere onto the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 3 – Diecut Flamingos using White Soft Finish Cardstock for the body and wings, cream Cardstock for the beak and legs, and Black Cardstock for the tip of the beak. Apply Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick to the body and wings. Apply Distress Oxide Candied Apple to the edges. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Foam Tape making sure to keep them close as this will create a heart from the heads of the Flamingos.
Step 4 – Stamp Love Sentiment using Versamark on Black Cardstock. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Trim the sentiment and adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Step 5 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle randomly adhere Sequins.
This card can be used for several occasions such as an Anniversary or simply telling your spouse you love them. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hey Everyone! It’s EK today with some sepia toned love cards.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to create a collection of romantic cards that can be used for Cupid’s holiday or frankly any day. Charlene’s A Field of Flowers stamp set is the perfect way to create a simple collections of cards. And let’s be honest, these flowers are just begging for a sepia treatment.
Step One: Stamp all the images from the A Field of Flowers stamp set onto Watercolor Paper using water proof ink.
Step Two: Using watercolor pencils in shades of brown, tan and peach color the flowers.
Step Three: Using a watercolor brush, spread the pencil out.
Step Four: Repeat steps one and two with the rest of the images.
Step Five: Using a watercolor pencil, shade around the edges of the watercolor paper. I used shades of red, pink and purple.
Step Six: Using a watercolor brush, blend out the pencil.
Step Seven: Repeat steps five and six with rest of the images.
Step Eight: Using the Love Sentiments stamp set, add the sentiment onto each image. I used grey on all except the one with the leaves.
Step Nine: Mount the watercolor paper onto an A2 card frame.
I hope you enjoy these super simple, yet romantic cards. Let me know in the comments below what you think about turning the flowers into sepia tones. Until then, happy crafting.
Hi Friends! It’s EK Gorman here just peeking in today to share with you a fun way to get the most out of the new Susan’s Garden Frame It/Stitched Rectangle dies. I just adore the idea of cards where the front looks like it might be one thing, but once you open it, you see another picture entirely. Surprise! The new Frame It dies make this technique so simple that I know you’ll want to join in the fun.
Hi, everybody! It’s Ekaterina Oleynik with you today. Very soon the most romantic holiday in the year will arrive – St. Valentine’s Day. On this day, guys and girls in love send each other special cards: Valentines. Today I want to show how to make such original card on which creation it is necessary to spend not enough time.
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and normally we think of reds, pinks and whites for this holiday. But being a color person, I decided to go in a completely different direction and create a super colorful card for a bit of an artsy twist on a Valentine. Here’s how I made the card: Continue Reading
We are back for our first Designer Challenge for 2018! We are a little later than normal as we have been busy sharing all the new products which have been release this month. From February we will be back to our normal third Tuesday of the month.
Our challenge this month is …. “You Fill My Heart” – Valentine’s Day is less then a month away so for our challenge this month create a card that would be suitable for Valentine’s Day.
When it comes to making a Valentine for a man, it can be a bit of a challenge. How do you balance the girly hearts and doilies with a man’s less glittery sensibilities? For today’s project I have tried to do that. There are definitely feminine elements at work in this card, but the color palette and simple images help keep it from becoming too delicate. Here’s how I made the card: Continue Reading