As the saying goes, long time no see!
Let's get right to it then. Here is a card I made at my card and craft meetup over the summer. I used pattern papers for the layering background and flag end. I stamped a sentiment in a coordinating color from that middle background paper. And put the sentiment on a stitched circle die. I love the subtle detail the stitching it gives the card. For more texture, I added a piece of wood "tape" cut diagonially. I tied small bow in natural jute twine under the sentiment. I thought it brought out the whimsicalness of thw pattern paper.
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Here is a one layer card I made for a friend's daughter first birthday. I was inspired by a little onesie I found online that had a wreath pattern on the front as well as having the word "one" in gold lettering . Super cute for a first birthday.
I replicated the design for my card. My card is a side folding A2. I "tea stained" my watercolor paper and heat embossed the wreath pattern in white. I then loosely water colored the flowers and leaves. I rounded the corners for a softer edge to the card.
Tell me in the comments below -- do you make a lot of kid cards?
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Papers: Canson watercolor paper
Inks: Cotman watercolors
Embossing powders: - White (Hero Arts), Gold (Recollections)
Other tools: embossing heat gun (Wagner), watercolor brushes, corner rounder (Recollections)
I have a crafty story to share. In recent months I have had an increasingly hard time finding replacement blades for my Cricuit paper trimmer (green one in the photos). If Amazon doesn't have it, then it must be hard to find. I thought that the internal blade I did buy from Amazon would fit, but of course it didn't since it was a different model than mine.
So I turned to Cricut's customer service to see if they had the correct blades for my trimmer. They did not, but they were VERY kind and GENEROUS to send me a BRAND NEW trimmer (white one in photos). I was floored! I've never had such a responsive customer service experience. The customer service rep was very prompt and courteous. And I am really loving this trimmer.
You can see from the pictures that the numbers are crisp with that black on white. There is also a defined 1 inch on the right of the trimmer, which is great because that is something I always struggled with on my old trimmer.
I hope you have had a crafty filled weekend. Have a great week!
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Another project share. In addition to the Mother's day cards, I also had a few wedding cards to make for May. I kept these one layer, but of course, I had to add in some heat embossing. What also helped was that I put pattern papers to work! The papers are My Mind's Eye - Fancy that. I previously had a sheet of this from a card kit, but was able to find a full assorted pack from Paper Source a few months ago.
I heat embossed in gold and thought I was done, but of course, I thought splatter would give it a little more interest. I trimmed the panels with a stitched rectangle die and one with a plain rectangle.
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