Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Touches of Texture Diagonal Fold Card

This is a variation of one of the cards we made at last week's Diagonal Fun Fold card.  It requires  a few diagonal cuts, but it's really pretty  easy to make.  To see the class card, scroll to the bottom of the post.


The base is a piece of 8  1/2 x 11 cardstock cut diagonally from one of the top corners to the opposite bottom corner.  The card front has a mat layer as well as a piece of DSP.

 The inside of the card also has a mat piece to make it a bit more interesting than just plain white!

The card is kept closed by a belly band made with a piece of ribbon and a stamped medallion.

The belly band on this version changes up the look a bit and makes it a bit more delicate.

The front still has the same medallion that is attached to one of the flaps, but the belly  band is made by making a bow out of ribbon.

To see how to make this card, click on the video below.  NOTE:  If you are viewing this post via an email notification, the video may not appear.  In that case, you can see the video HERE.



If you have any questions about the project or any of the products, please let me know.

Happy Stampin'!
Anna

Monday, June 18, 2018

Rooted in Nature Diagonal Fold Pocket Card

I just love this card, and it was the ladies' favorite from last week's card class.  Super, super simple!


The card front is a pocket with a diagonal opening, and the inside of the card is a removable notecard.


The front is decorated with a diagonally cut piece of card stock that is stamped to make my own  DSP.  The cut out leaves are popped up using dimensionals, and the sentiment is mounted on circle die cuts, topped with a bow made with linen thread.


The inside notecard is stamped with the leaves in the upper right corner, and the sentiment in the lower left portion.



The next card is a slight variation of the first one.  I just used different sentiments.




For step by step directions, click on the video below.  NOTE:  If you are seeing this post from an email notification, the video may  not appear.  In that case,  you can see the video HERE.



If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please let me know.

Happy Stampin'!
Anna

Product List
Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$42.00
Nature's Roots Framelits Dies
$39.00
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.50
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.75
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Linen Thread
$4.50
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Painted Glass Birthday Card

This card was fun to design and make. I wasn't really sure what look I was going for, but it ended up coming out pretty nicely!


For paper, I used Thick Whisper White for the base (5 1/2 x 8  1/2, scored at 4 1/4); Pineapple Punch for the matting piece ( 3 7/8 x 5 1/8), Lovely Lipstick for a second matting piece (3 3/4 x 5).  The card front was made using Whisper White pieces cut at 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 x 2 1/4

I attached the Lovely Lipstick to the Pineapple Punch and then attached the smaller of the two Whisper White pieces toward the top of the Lovely Lipstick.  I stamped the larger of the two Whisper White pieces using the Marble background stamp inked up with Lovely Lipstick and then attached that to the Lovely Lipstick piece.


I used three pieces of the new In Color ribbon in Pineapple Punch,  Blueberry Bushel and Call Me Clover and attached it to all the layers as shown.  All the layered pieces were then attached to the card base.

Next I  stamped the sentiment on the Whisper White using the Painted Glass stamp  set, inked in Lovely Lipstick.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White I stamped the butterfly from the Painted Glass stamp set using Black Archival ink.  Using a blender pen and four of the new In Colors (Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover,  Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch), I colored in the butterfly.  It was die cut using the coordinating Stained Glass framelits and attached with glue dots.  I bent the wings up a bit to give it some dimension.




Seems like a lot of steps, but it really was a pretty quick process!  I hope you'll give it a try.  If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please be sure to let me know!

Happy Stampin'!
Anna

Product List
Painted Glass Clear-Mount Bundle
$42.25
Marbled Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$7.75
Pineapple Punch 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.50
Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.75
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00
Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pineapple Punch Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Call Me Clover Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pineapple Punch 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain Ribbon
$6.00
Call Me Clover 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain Ribbon
$6.00
Blueberry Bushel 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain Ribbon
$6.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Blender Pens
$12.00

Monday, June 11, 2018

Stained Glass/Painted Glass Sympathy Card

I think this card is just so beautiful (if I do say so myself!).  It looks so intricate and delicate, yet it was pretty easy to put together.


The delicate roses were stamped on vellum cardstock and then colored.  Coloring them on the back of the vellum makes the color much softer.  They were attached with mini stampin dimensionals, and the adhesive was hidden by the addition of the pearls.   The trellis is so intricate, but be sure to watch the video for a tip on how to attach it to the card.

Although I usually mat my sentiments (and just about everything else too), I though that if I matted this sentiment with black, it would be a bit too much so I opted to simply attach the sentiment stamped on Whisper White.

To see how this card was made, click on the video below.  NOTE:  If you are viewing this post from an email notification, the video may not appear.  In that case, you can see the video HERE.



If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please be sure to let me know.

Happy Stampin'!
Anna

Basic Black:  5 1/2 x  8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Whisper White:  5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Mint Macaron: 5 1/4 x 4

Product List
Painted Glass Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$18.00
Stained Glass Thinlits Dies
$29.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.75
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.50
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$9.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00
Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Call Me Clover Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Pearl Basic Jewels
$5.00
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
$4.00
Stamping Sponges
$3.50