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One of my favorite ways to use glitter card stock is to add just a touch using a die cut word. For my recent CutCardstock blog project, I have a clean and simple all- occasion card perfect for a quick note to a friend or loved one.
I started by die-cutting a script-style hello word die using a piece of Mirrisparkle Glitter Pink from the CutCardstock shop.
I created a note card using Cougar White Super Smooth #110 lb. card stock and stamped a leaf pattern using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I added a few quick swipes of a green Copic marker just to the edges for a little bit of color.
Over the top of the leaves, I added some die cut stamped Daisies along with the “hello” adhered down at an angle.
I always like to pop a few flowers up with foam squares when I’m clustering them.
A simple sentiment in the corner finishes off the card. This is very clean and simple, but the pink glitter card stock adds just enough shimmer to make it interesting.
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It’s time for another My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar contest and I’m entering my project into the “Clean and Simple Genius” category. Their prizes are a cardmaker’s dream–a $250 shopping spree to the shop!
I love CAS cards, but I’m telling you, they are not as easy to do as they look. This one took me quite awhile because I was trying to get everything clustered together perfectly. Not too squeezed together, yet not too far away. A teeny 1/2 millimeter makes all the difference in the look.
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I started off with a circle frame I made from two Inside Out Stitched Circles Stax and Lemon Chiffon cardstock.
I framed the circle over two vases I die cut from the Kitschy Kitchen stamp set and placed in the corner of a white notecard with foam tape. I used Blu Rasberry and Orange Fizz to stamp the vases. I love this color combo with the yellow frame.
After trimming off the excess part of the frame, I stamped a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments stamp set and heat embossed it in white on Gravel Gray cardstock. I made it into a strip and tucked it under the blue vase. I scattered a few Ripe Raspberry hearts I stamped using the Boss Babe stamp set.
For CAS cards, I like to have all the elements equal an uneven number. In this case, if you look, there are seven elements on this card including the hearts and sentiment strip. Everything is tucked close and kind of intertwining which makes it “pleasing to the eye” according to the rules of design. I think it’s so interesting how your eye “likes” a certain look. It’s true though, I think if I added an extra heart, it might not look quite right.
There’s still time to join in this fun challenge. They have 2 other categories too–Coloring and Specialty cards. Thanks so much for joining me today–have a great weekend!