CutCardstock Design Team Project: Clean and Simple Wedding Wishes

Wedding season is still going strong and you can never have too many cards in your stash for these monumental events.  All you need is a couple of great “go-to” stamps and a simple design to create a special keepsake for the happy couple.

For this project, first featured on the CutCardstock blog, I started off with a notecard I made using Cougar White Smooth 100# cardstock.  I wanted to create a couple of light layers on the front of my card, so I first spread some glass bead paste (kind of like texture paste) over a heart stencil for the first layer.

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When it dries, it gives this sheer, raised, iridescent look that’s so pretty for a wedding card.

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For my second layer, I die cut some hearts in Cougar White and blended some light blue ink over the tops.  This gives a little bit of a contrast, but still keeps everything light and airy.

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I adhered the hearts over the top of the stenciled hearts and added a “Mr. & Mrs.” die cut I cut from Currency Cover Silver cardstock over the top.

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To decorate the inside, I stamped this pretty wooden stamp from Penny Black using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

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I left the bride and groom without color, but added a little color to the flowers using my gelatos and some water.  I added a sentiment above in blue ink.

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This clean and simple card would be perfect with a foil-lined envelope for an extra special touch.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

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–SUPPLIES–

Cougar White Smooth 100# cardstock

Currency Cover Silver

Faber-Castell Tropical Gelatos

Recollections Color Splash Watercolor Crayons

Momenta Mr. & Mrs. Dies

Ranger Dye Ink–Blue Yonder

Simon Says Stamp Congratulations stamp set

Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Stamp- A- Ma- Jig stamp positioner

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Christmas in August

Normally, I like to do a few “Christmas in July” cards, but the new Stitched, Scalloped Collage Frame die from Kat Scrappiness had me changing things up a bit.  When I first saw this background die, it made me think of a cute little window that would be in a gingerbread house, so why not Christmas in August?

I chose some cute Christmas paper from Crate Paper I had left over from last year.  I like that it had a little village scene on it.  Perfect for “looking out the window”.

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I created a shaker by first cutting some fun foam with the die, then another piece with some white card stock.  I added acetate to the top of the foam piece with liquid adhesive and then glued the white piece on top.

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After cutting down my patterned paper to fit behind the scalloped die, I added some Snowflake Kisses II sequin filler on top.

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I added some Scor-Tape to the back of my shaker window and adhered it over the top of the patterned paper.

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I glued the entire piece to a note card I created using some wood grain style cardstock.

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For the sentiment, I used Technique Tuesday’s Classic Christmas Stamp set and added a few Pretty Pink Jewels.

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Thanks for joining me today.  Be sure to head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop to see all the new releases for this month.  Feel free to use my coupon code:  Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

–SUPPLIES—

Stitched, Scalloped Collage Frame die

Classic Christmas Stamp set–Technique Tuesday

Snowflake Kisses II sequin filler

Pretty Pink Jewels–Kat Scrappiness

Crystal Katana Tool

Crate Paper- Falala 6×6 paper pad

CutCardstock Design Team Project: Clean and Simple Encouragement

Clean and simple will always be my favorite when it comes to card making.  I love to start with a crisp, white backdrop, then take it from there with a cute and colorful focal point.  For today’s project, that I first featured on the CutCardstock blog, I started with my favorite basic white card stock from the Cut Cardstock shop–Cougar White Super Smooth 100lb, and added some adorable fortune cookie stamps for a happy encouragement card.

To give my little cookies a place to rest, I brushed some light blue watercolor over the center of my note card.  This heavier card stock takes watercolor paints really well.  I set the card aside to dry for a bit and got to work on my stamping.

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After stamping 3 cookies onto some more Cougar White, I colored them with Copics in bright, cheery colors.  This card stock is great with Copics too!

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The stamps came with a matching die, so I cut each one out and placed them on the front of the card over the watercolored area.

 

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I adhered 2 of them flat with tape runner, then popped the middle one up with foam squares for interest.

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Those cookies just “pop” against the crisp white!

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Thanks for joining me today.  If you like making CAS cards with lots of white card stock–you’re in “luck”–white and cream card stock in on sale this month over at the CutCardstock shop!

—ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES USED—

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

Stamp set–Cheeky Modern Pop Collection–Michaels Stores

Artist’s Loft Fundamentals Watercolor Pan Set

Spellbinder’s Prism Die Cutting Machine

Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Bright Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a bold and bright birthday card using the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Die and some pretty blooms from Mudra’s Wild Rose stamp set.

I started off by die cutting the background  using Gina K. card stock and leaving the  pieces intact.  I love that you can get different looks from this one background die!

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I used some tape on the back to secure everything.

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Next, I wanted to create a frame for my flowers, so I spread out my Never Ending Rectangle dies to find the perfect size.

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I blended some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink all over my chosen panel going from dark to light.

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I thought orange flowers would look nice with the purple and yellow, so I used a variety of Copics to color my stamped flowers.

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A sentiment from Hero Arts finishes the card.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  Be sure to head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop and feel free to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

 

 

—SUPPLIES—

Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Die

Never Ending Rectangle dies

Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink

Mudra Wild Rose stamp set

Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set

Copic Markers