Summertime is coming soon along with lots of ice cream and popsicles. For today’s project, I grabbed my shimmery watercolors and some cute popsicle dies for a sherbet-y romantic greeting.
Die sets with various sizes of the same shape are great basics to have on hand. You have all kinds of options when you need that perfect sized circle or square or when you want to do precise layering on projects. I especially like when these types of sets have little fun details like stitching, or fun edges. For today’s project, I will be using the Framelits Dotted Tag set from Stephanie Barnard/Sizzix in a few different ways.
The poinsettia has always been a beautiful symbol of the Christmas season. For today’s project, I have a gorgeous, detailed Poinsettia stamp from Ken Oliver that I’ll use in a couple of ways.
As the weather cools, I definitely have flavored coffee on my mind. This always puts me in the mood to make cards with all the cute “coffee-themed” products that are out there. For my project today, I’m taking the Sizzix Impresslits Pumpkin Spice Thanks A Latte set and adding some extra touches with a white gel pen.
To start, I embossed a white notecard with the folder and did the same with a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ kraft-colored cardstock panel.
I used my white gel pen to trace the embossed image on the kraft panel being careful not to trace onto the raised parts.
I then trimmed about ½” off each side of the panel and adhered it to the white notecard with foam tape. I wanted to still be able to see some of the embossing from the card peeking out.
After die cutting the coffee cup, I traced the cup sleeve onto some yellow cardstock in order to back the “thanks a latte” sentiment.
To cover up the inside of the card where the embossing shows through, I added a sheet of patterned paper from Avery Elle ‘s Everyday paper pad.
I’m a huge fan of dry embossing. It’s such a great effect when you make that imprint into the paper. The white pen elevates it just a little and is great for the “steam effect” look surrounding the coffee. You could try this with any embossing folder you have at home. Darker paper definitely works best. Thanks for joining me today!
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
During the latest Valentine’s season there were a lot of proposals and love in the air. Now there will be a lot of upcoming weddings that we will need a card for whether it be for the wedding itself or a wedding shower. This cute card will fit the need for either occasion.
This tutorial is for a 5” x 7” card so all of the pieces have been cut to fit that size. If you will be making a different sized card just adjust the sizes of each paper you cut to fit the card size you have chosen.
First, cut a piece of cardstock that measures 4”x6” and use your blending tool to add some ink onto the paper. Start with a light color in the middle and then add a darker color of ink around the edges.
Add the doves to the card using a 3-d adhesive. You will have to turn one dove around to have it facing correctly.
Add the eyes to the doves using a glitter glue.
Stamp the sentiment into the corner and another one on the inside of the card to finish it.
When you are in need of a card for the upcoming wedding and shower season pull out this tutorial and have a quick card in minutes. Use it to continue to spread the love of the year or just share it with someone you love. Are you doing a DIY wedding or shower theme? It’s perfect for that, too!