Valentine’s Day is for couples to show their love and sometimes even an engagement ring. I created this project today using the Sizzix Sparkle die and stamp set from Jen Long. It has a modern style heart with lots of sparkly additions.
Creating clean and graphic cards can be really easy with just one or two stamps used to make a pattern. For today’s project, I’m using an oldie but goodie from Basic Grey and experimenting with metallic pencils to see the different looks I can get.
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.
Having a small stack of very basic greeting cards around for last minute occasions is always helpful. Maybe a friend needs some encouragement or your sister got a promotion—you have a card ready to go!
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!
Shimmery pigment ink is such a pretty addition to floral cards. For today’s project I used Delicata’s Sapphire Blue ink to add pretty floral shadowed accents to a thank you card.
By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.
When you see a floral themed stamp set, do you usually think spring and summer? I know I do! I love getting out bright markers or paints and creating bold blooms that “pop” against white card stock, but there’s no reason to tuck those floral stamps away when the cool, Fall air hits. My project today shows how to bring a floral stamp you might have a tendency to use for more bright and Summer-y cards into Fall.