From the Rooftops Card Set | Simon Says Stamp & Copics

Hello! I hope you are all having a great week! I’m inking up a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called, “From the Rooftops.” This stamp set came out at the beginning of the year, I’ve had it on my desk for a few months, and I’m finally getting around to playing with it. I really love the uniqueness of this set and knew I could get a lot of use out of it. I created a whole set of cards from this stamp set, and I didn’t even use all of the sentiments it included.

Card #1: Pinterest is a great resource to find color inspirations for your cards. I wanted to color in these skyscrapers with bright, happy colors, and I found this color scheme. One of the colors was supposed to be navy, but I didn’t have a navy Copic marker, so I substituted B66 which is a dark purply-blue.

Copic Markers – R83, RV17, YG03, B66 & Y11

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Card #2: The color inspiration for this card came right from my Copic marker chart. I wanted the colors to be more muted, so I picked out desaturated colors from my collection. I fussy-cut the buildings, but I didn’t put any foam tape behind them. I used my tape runner to adhere these buildings flat onto my card panel. However, before I adhered them, I blended some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide onto the card panel–it made it look like sunshine behind the buildings.

Copic Markers – V22, N2, BG72, R81, N4 & Y11

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Card #3: I decided to elongate the mountains from this set and add some clouds. It’s really fun to alter your stamps to capture the vision you have in your head. I drew in my changes with a pencil and then drew over my lines with a .3 Copic Multiliner.

Copic Markers – V22, V25, C2, C00

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Card #4: For this card I wanted springtime mountains, so I pulled out some green Copic markers.  After all my drawing and coloring was done, I masked the mountains and the speech bubble so I could blend on some Tattered Rose Distress Oxide.

Copic Markers – G03, G09, C2, C00

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Here is my video for these cards. You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD.

I hope you like this set of cards I created using Simon Says Stamp set “From the Rooftops.” Thanks for visiting my blog!

Supplies Used:

From the Rooftops Stamp Set – SSS

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Mini Misti

Memento Dual Black Marker

Cutter Bee Scissors

VersaMark Ink

White Embossing Powerder – Hero Arts

Embossing Bag Anti Static Powder

Black & White Stripes 6×6 Paper Pad – MFT

Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade

Distress Oxide Tattered Rose

Ink Blending Tools

Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Card #1: Skyscrapers: Copic Markers – R83, RV17, YG03, B66 & Y11

Card #2: Skyscrapers: Copic Markers – V22, N2, BG72, R81, N4 & Y11

Card #3: Mountains: Copic Markers – V22, V25, C2, C00

Card #4: Mountains: Copic Markers – G03, G09, C2, C00

10 Cards 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit | Kind Heart

I have Simon Says Stamp’s May card kit on my craft table, and I’ve created 10 card with it so far.  Here is a picture of my craft table completely covered with these cards! I had a blast playing with all the fabulous products jam packed in the kit. The process video I filmed of these cards is the longest one I’ve ever published, but I loved every minute of this creative process. I would definitely do it again! (I’ve included a picture of this card kit at the end of this blog!)

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I used a lot of pattern paper and stickers for these cards which I don’t usually do. However, I loved it! These cards came together so quickly, I added a lot of cards to my stash, and I loved the finished products. Often I think that if it’s worth creating, it has to take lots of time and work and energy, and I have to remind myself that this is not always the case.

Card #1: For this first card I stamped all the flowers from the stamp set called “Everything Together.” I loved the tone-on-tone look of the orange paper and the orange ink. However, as the ink dried, it faded, so you can barely see the flowers on the orange paper. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. I cut down a piece of striped pattern paper and stamped the sentiment right over it.  The stamps in this set are fabulous–they’re bold, fun, cute, and large!

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Card #2: With the other half of the orange tone-on-tone pattern paper I created, I made another simple card. For most of these cards I also decorated the insides. You can see them in the video below.

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Card #3: I used the mini stamp set for this card–it’s called “Take Heart.” It’s the only card I colored on. To color in these images I pulled out a few Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the teacup full of flowers and the hummingbird right onto this piece of pattern paper. I didn’t cover up the pattern with my coloring; rather, I allowed the pattern to show through, and I love this effect.

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Card #4: I used another cute piece of pattern paper for this card as well as some of the epoxy heart stickers from the kit. This card was really quickly put together–a little stamping and stickering, and it was complete. I like the look of the black card stock that I used from my stash to mat the card panel–the gray card base that was included in the kit also adds a nice touch to this card.

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Card #5: This card is one of my favorites because of the cute pattern paper. I love books–I worked in a library for years; so this piece really appealed to my book-nerd heart. Again, I was able to stamp the sentiment right onto the busy pattern paper because they are so huge and bold.

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Card #6: This card has a sentiment with a lot of punch, and I’m blessed enough to know a lot of people I could send this too–I’ll just have to make up more cards with this sentiment. I used the heart word die cut, and I really liked the font–it’s so delicate and pretty. The only thing I don’t like about this card is the Nuvo Crystal Glaze I tried to put over this die cut. The nozzle on this bottle just wasn’t thin enough, and the glaze got all over.

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Card #7: The stamp on this card was the star of the show because of its size. If you need a super fast card, this would be the sentiment to use-lol! I added puffy stickers on the corners and called it done. The puffy stickers coordinate very well with all the pattern paper.

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Card #8: I certainly didn’t need additional pattern paper, but for this card I created my own using all the flower stamps from the “Everything Together” set. I only used the two mini ink cubes that came in this kit and black ink from my stash. When I first started stamping this, I hated it. However, I carried on, and this became one of my favorites out of the ten cards. I like the pops of black ink and the black card base I used behind it. I also used a few clear sequins to add a little shimmer.

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Card #9: I used up a lot of scraps for this card. I didn’t want to add any more paper scraps to my already bulging box of scraps. As it is, I did end up with a lot of left-overs. I stamped out some more flowers–I used a green ink from my stash for the leaves. I fussy cut them out and popped them up on the card with foam squares.

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Card #10: I would call this a masculine card even though there are flowers in the corners. I stamped the flowers in black ink, and I think they look more like silhouettes. I mounted this on the last of the orange card stock that I turned in to a card base. I also used a tiny piece of the Simon Says Stamp’s masking paper included in the kit to mask the flowers so I could stamp leaves around them.

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I have a lot of left-overs from this kit! I’m going to let my daughter play with it too. We both love creating cards! I ordered a subscription to Simon Says Stamp’s kit of the month, and I can’t wait to see what June’s Kit will be.

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day! Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the process video for this card! You can watch it below or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Sadly, the kit has sold out, but you can purchase the products separately at Simonsaysstamp.com. Here is a look at what it included.

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Arbor Day Card | Distress Oxides

Happy Arbor Day!! I love trees; I’ve planted and adored many throughout my life. This year I wanted to create a card in honor of tree day! I’m using some tree dies I’ve had in  my stash for quite a while. The set is called Tree-mendous, and I love the faux stitching around them. The paper I used for the trees is Bristol Smooth card stock. This is great paper to use when you are going to ink blend with Distress Oxides or Distress Inks. It has a coating on it that allows in ink to blend really smoothly without any harsh lines.

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I’m using Altenew’s Classy Stripes stencil again–I love stripes!! I applied two colors to each of the trees–first the green, then I shifted the stencil to cover the green and applied the next color. I used two different colors for each tree. I love how bright and cute they turned out.

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I randomly adhered them onto a piece of kraft card stock and adhered them down with dotliner–the trunks I adhered with wet glue just because they were so thin and delicate.

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There was a lot of over-hang left over. After the glue was dry, I trimmed the kraft card stock with a pair of long scissors. Long scissors are best for this–it helps cut a straight edge.

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I stamped the sentiment on a piece of green card stock and cut it out with a faux-stitched banner die. I added foam squares behind it for a little bit of dimension. For a last touch I adhered some sequins across my panel to add some sparkle.

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Here is the process video for this card. You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Arbor Day!!

Supplies Used:

Die-namics Tree-mendous – MFT

Classy Stripes Stencil – Altenew

Forest Friends – MFT Stamp Set – May the Forest Be with You – No longer available

Mini Misti Stamp Positioner

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Bristol Smooth Card Stock

Connect Glue – Gina K Designs

Nature Mix 4mm Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh

Kraft Card Stock – Gina K Designs

Dusty Rose Card Stock – Gina K Deisgns

Mini Ink Blending Tool

Kokuyo Dotliner Strong Ahesive Tape Glue

Jewel Picker Tool

Tree 1:

Peeled Paint Distress Oxide

Candied Apple Distress Oxide

Tree 2:

Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide

Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide

Tree 3:

Bundled Sage Distress Oxide

Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide

Tree Trunks:

Walnut Stain Distress Oxide

More Floral Trimmings Card Ideas | Zig’s & Distress Oxides

Hi my crafty friends!

This week I’ve created two more cards using Studio Katia’s Floral Trimmings stamp set again. Last week’s card was super fun to color in–and super time consuming. Today’s cards are quick and easy, at least quicker than coloring in a full panel of flowers.  The techniques I’m using work with any large floral stamp sets you may have in your stash.

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For both cards I heat embossed the stamp set with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and clear embossing powder onto Bristol Smooth card stock.  Card #1 took more time than the second card. I die cut hearts from the panel. I still had a little bit of coloring to do, but it took just a few minutes. I used Zig brush markers to color in these little flowered hearts. The Zigs are so vibrant and fun to color with! I attached these hearts onto my card panel using foam tape.

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For card #2 I cut the embossed panel into one inch by five inch strips and ink blended some distress inks onto them. I used two colors of Distress Oxides for each strip. This is a fast and easy way to add color to your cards! I used foam tape to attach these strips onto my card front as well.

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Here is the process video I filmed for these cards. You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD. I hope you’ll try these two fun techniques! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

Zigs:

Light Carmine, Tea Rose, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Turquoise Green, Light Blue, Pale Green, May Green, Beige, Brown

Distress Oxides:

Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac

Floral Trimmings Stamp – Studio Katia

Heart Filled Sentiments Stamp Set – Reverse Confetti

Fancy Flourish Die – MFT

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink

Clear Embossing Powder – Gina K Designs

Mini Misti Stamp Positioner

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Bristol Smooth Card Stock

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Foam Tape

Connect Glue – Gina K Designs

Crystal Rainbow Confetti Mix – Studio Katia

Iridescent Bubles – Studio Katia

Tulip Ink Layering Card (2018) | Altenew Budding Thanks

Hello and happy Friday! I used ink layering stamps to create the flowers for this card. I loved the process of looking through my ink collection–paltry but growing–and selecting colors to build these tulips and leaves. With each layer I stamped down, the dimension grew, and it’s an utterly fabulous and fun way to create card without any coloring!

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Here are all the completed flowers and leaves that I built with the set Budding Thanks from Altenew. I used all of Altenew’s stamps from the set minus just one stem, and I cut them out using the coordinating dies. I had trouble aligning the dies over the stamped images precisely, so I used a clever alignment technique I show in my video.

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I think flowers and stripes compliment each other very well. I used a striped stencil and more ink to create a background for my tulips. It added more interest to my card.

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The Iridescent Bubbles I adhered to the card almost stole the show. They picked up and reflected all the colors from my card. So gorgeous!!

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Here is the process video for this card! You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:

Budding Thanks Stamp Set – Altenew

Budding Thanks Dies – Altenew

Classy Stripes Stencil – Altenew

Iridescent Bubbles – Studio Katia

Oval Frame Dies – MFT

Pure Plum Card Stock – MFT

Inks:

Electric Lime – Ranger

Pear Tart – Memento

Lily Pad – Ranger

Tickled Pink – MFT

Pure Plum – MFT

Seedless Preserves – Distress Oxide

Dandelion – Memento

Fossilized Amber – Distress Oxide

Spiced Marmalade – Distress Oxide

Budding Thanks Card | Altenew Layering Flower

Hello! I am playing along with Altenew’s March Inspiration challenge. The colors this month are blue, coral and light brown, and I decided to use Altenew’s Budding Thanks stamp set. I love Altenew’s layering stamp sets–they steal the show on any card. I am keeping it simple by using one flower on my card and a fun striped background using Altenew’s Classy Stripes Stencil.

Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge

 

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Here is my simple floral thank you card. I used kraft card stock and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to create my blue stripes. For a finishing touch I added a few clear gems.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!

Magic Magnetic Tin Pin Easter Card | Copics & Distress Oxides

Hi! I’m back with another tin pin card, except this time I’ve added a magnet behind the card stock to attach it. The tin pin card is now a little more interactive and fun.

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The tin pins come in a set of six, and the coloring for these pins is super easy to match up.  You just need to color in the cheeks and nose.

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I used Copic markers to color in my stamped image, and I tried to select colors that would match up with some Distress Oxide inks.

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I used a stamp set from Altenew called A Splash of Color to create splatter marks behind the bunny.

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I used a Neodynium magnet for this project–it’s very thin and strong, and it holds onto the tin pin through the card stock perfectly. Don’t use black sheet magnets or fridge magnets–they would hold onto the tin pin. I used score tape to hold the magnet in place and surrounded it with foam tape which happened to be the same thickness as the magnet.

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Kids and adults alike will love the playfulness of this card. I’m going to have a difficult time giving this one away! Lol! However, I can always make more–and that’s exactly what I’m going to do using the other bunny stamp in the set. So much fun!!

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Here’s the video I created for this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful and crafty week, my friends!!

Supplies used:

HandyMag Neodymium Magnets

Happy Mail – Darcie’s Heart & Home

Tin Pins

A Splash of Color – Altenew

Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies – Lawn Fawn

Wink of Stella

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide

Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide

Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide

Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide

Daisy Delight Birthday Cards (2018) |Gem Watercolors & Copic Markers

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I recently visited the Gina K store again in Wisconsin for a class on Brush Lettering. It was a fabulous class, and I learned a lot–more to come on that later. On the way out of her store it’s impossible not to stop and look at all the pretty things in her store. I came across this stamp set called Daisy Delight, and I couldn’t resist buying it. I love large flower stamps. They are so much fun to color in!!

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I heat embossed this image with white embossing powder onto a piece of black card stock. I wanted to pull out my Kuretake Gem watercolors and play with them again. They look so dazzling on the black card stock. My pictures of this card hardly do it justice. I painted them in rainbow order, adding a few petals of pink. The trick with painting on black card stock is not to use too much water. Even then my panel buckled a little, but it flattened out as it dried.

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For my second card panel I stamped the image onto a piece of kraft card stock. I’ve never used Copic markers on kraft before, but I found I really liked the effect! It’s more muted but still stunning. Below I scribbled the Copic markers I used for this project onto a piece of kraft as well as a piece of white card stock so you could see the difference.

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I painted about two petals at a time to keep the paper wet–Copics blend better in the fibers of the paper this way.  I went lightest to darkest with my colors and then darkest to lightest again to get a good blend.

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I did some partial die cutting on my two panels. I used a faux stitch die and cut out some of the panel, and then I used my scissors to cut around some of the petals.

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I also used some fun foam behind these panels to add dimension. I added a happy birthday sentiment on these panels, a few embellishments, and these cards were done! I hope you give these techniques a try! They are definitely fun to do!

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Here is the video for these cards! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Supply List:

Daisy Delight stamp set – Gina K Designs

Black Onyx cardstock – Gina K Designs

Tomato Soup cardstock – Gina K Designs

Glimmery White Diamond cardstock – Simon Says Stamp

Nenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock

VersaMark Ink

Extreme Black Ink – My Favorite Things

Mini Misti

Kuretake Gem Colors watercolors

Silver Black Brush #4

White Embossing Powder – Hero Arts

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Copic Markers – R32, R22, R24, R39, Y08

White Prismacolor Pencil

Die-namic – Inside & Out Stitch Round Rectangles – My Favorite Things

YNS Gumdrop Embellishment – Crystal Clear & Sparkle

Black, Gray & White Enamel Dots – Hobby Lobby

Magic Slider Cards | Copic Markers

Happy Friday to you all!  I have some fun cards to share today.  I’m using a die set from Lawn Fawn called Magic Color Slider.  I actually won this die set from Jennifer McGuire’s blog last December.  This was the first time I won anything, and I was so excited!!  Thank you, Jennifer!!  The set includes three different window frame dies, so I decided to create a card for each window!

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This is what the set looked like before I opened it and started snipping the dies apart.

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It took some time to chose the colors of cardstock I wanted to use and die cut them, but here are my cards all cut out.  It looks complicated, but once you create one, you get the hang of it, and it’s smooth sailing from there.

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I used a Mini Misti to stamp the images onto Neenah White 110 pound cardstock using MFT’s Extreme Black Ink.  While the images where on the Misti door, I switched out the cardstock for a piece of acetate the same size and stamped the images again.  I used Stazon Ink to stamp on the acetate.  I used two different inks because Stazon is not Copic friendly, and I wanted to color all these images with Copics.

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Once all my coloring was finished, I started to assemble my cards.  I put dot liner on the back of the colored panels, aligned them through the window, and then pressed them into place.  To align the acetate, I put down skor tape around the inside of the windows, peeled off the release paper, placed the acetate over the colored images so they aligned perfectly, and then closed the frame onto it.

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Before sealing the sliders together, I made sure to put in my white slider piece, and then adhered the two sides together with more skor tape.  I pulled the white slider up and down a few times to get it slide smoothly.  These cards can be so addictive to play with!!  Lol!!  I added my sentiments and embellishments on the outside of the slider elements and then adhered them all onto card bases.  Some crafters don’t attach them onto card bases, which is fine, but I wanted to make them into mini cards and enable them to stand up.

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Here is the video I created for these cards!  You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting!  Have a nice weekend!!

 

Supplies used:

Magic Color Slider – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine

Skor Tape

Acetate

Stazon Ink

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Mini Misti stamp positioner

Blowing Kisses Stamp set – MFT

Sending a Smile Stamp set – MFT

Sweet Thing Stamp set – Gina K

Copic Markers

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Connect Glue – Gina K

Clear Droplets – Pretty Pink Posh

 

Mini Heart Valentine’s Day Cards

Hello!  I wanted to show you the mini cards I created for my kids for Valentine’s Day.  The technique I used to make these hearts is really fun!  I call it paper strips piecing.

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I chose some pretty cardstocks that mimic the colors of the Valentine heart candies.  However, this would be a great technique to use up the scrap paper we all have in our stash.

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I used a paper trimmer to cut the cardstocks into strips.  I didn’t measure them out; I just cut.  I wanted the strips to be various widths.  I then used a sheet of Stick It adhesive on a thin sheet of typing paper and started putting down the paper strips onto it.  This part was very fun and relaxing to do.

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I used a bone folder to press the paper strips into the adhesive and then die cut some hearts.  I love how these turned out!!

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The lacy heart die cut I adhered to a bright pink 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card base and added a sentiment banner over the heart.

For the second card, I cut two more smaller hearts out of the largest heart and adhered them to a gate-fold card base.

Here is the video tutorial for these cards!  You can watch them here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.  Thanks for stopping by!!  Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!

 

Supplies used:

Cotton Candy Cardstock- SSS

Lemon Chiffon Cardstock – SSS

Jelly Bean Green Cardstock – Gina K

Ocean Mist Cardstock – Gina K

Periwinkle Cardstock – MFT

Stick It Adhesive

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Lacy Heart Stackables – Lawn Fawn

Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot Machine

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Heart Filled Sentiments – Reverse Confetti

Love Notes Stamp Set – Neat & Tangled

Corner Chomper