Hello! Hope you’re all having a great week so far! The card I’m showing you today is a twofer. I created two cards from one card panel. To create this panel, I used some Distress Oxide inks over a pretty stencil. I taped everything down well so nothing would shift. These Distress Oxide inks are so fun to play with–they glide on the paper so easily. Once I pulled up the stencil, I had a gorgeous panel to work with. I did allow the ink to dry for a while.
Next, I taped my die onto the panel with some low-tac tape and ran it through my die cutting machine. I’m using the letter’s this die created for my first card.
However, I’m only using three of these letters–L, V and E. The O I’m substituting for a heart, and the Y, O and U I’ll save for another project. I’m replacing them with a scripty “you” die. There will be a tiny shaker element behind the heart, so I used foam tape to build my shaker well onto a piece of black cardstock.
The letters will also have some dimension behind them. I used the die to cut out the letters in some fun foam. I glued the paper letters on top of the fun foam using some strong liquid adhesive and let them dry. I used my acrylic block as a weight to hold the letters in place while they dried.
I also added some dimension to my “you” die cut. For this, I die cut the word several times with white cardstock and glued them all together. I thought it would be easier than cutting out such a delicate die with fun foam and trying to attached it to the cardstock die. Once I adhered that, the card was complete!
My second card was supposed to be much simpler and faster to put together, but I was plagued with one mistake after another! First, I forgot to adhere the acetate before I started creating my shaker well with the foam tape. So, I carefully peeled off all the foam tape, adhered the acetate, and replaced all the foam tape. Then all I had to do was added the sequins–again–and adhere the cardstock to the back. And that’s exactly what I did; however, the sentiment didn’t pop at all with the white cardstock backing it. So, I peeled off the white cardstock and added pink cardstock. That didn’t give me enough contrast either! I peeled off the pink cardstock, added some dot liner over the paper still sticking to the foam tape, and put down a red piece of cardstock and called it done! Oh, boy! What a fiasco that was, but it turned out pretty cute in the end.
Here is the video tutorial for these cards! However, the second card is more of a tutorial on what not to do! Lol!! You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.
Thanks for visiting!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Mini Swirly Garden stencil – Balzer Designs – Hobby Lobby