Card Making

I Had to Have It

You know that feeling….

A new stamp release comes out with a whole family of gnomes or a snake that you HAVE to have. Or how about that one patterned paper with the perfect red pattern that went with your daughters Christmas dress from 1994?

As a crafter we all have stuff that we had to have and we still have. Well the product I am using today I had to have (in a lot of colors). While they are beautiful products I have simply forgotten to reach for them.

I am talking about Nuvo drops. They are great for making small embellishments on cards and adding colorful shine. However, while playing today I asked myself how could I better incorporate these necessities into my cards?

I took a 3.75” x 5” piece of card stock and taped off a 1/2” to each side. I actually taped it to a clipboard. Then I took three colors and added a bit of each to a piece of cardstock. Then I used my Craft Scraper and swiped it down across the card stock. I added a bit more and swiped again.

I LOVE the outcome. I let it set completely and then added a sentiment. This sentiment was an exclusive set from Concord & 9th’s Summer Camp event. It was fabulous, full of product and fun. They will be having another event for holiday cards and registration starts August 23. I guarantee you will enjoy it. For more information go to the Concord & 9th website

Anyway back to the card. I popped the base onto an A2 card with foam tape and added a few baubles. I plan to do a few more and hope you enjoy this technique. Let me know what you think! Happy Thursday!


100 Day Destash-Day 31-Patterned Paper AGAIN!

Let’s face it we all have oodles of it so why not use it. Today I would like to carry on from the other days blog featuring the Concord & 9th All For You die set.

This die set covers just about every occasion I can think of so I am going to show you a few more I made today highlighting he smaller dies.

This card features the small thank die. It was created by cutting 4 words out and gluing them together. I cut the big YOU die out of 4 pieces of white (3 scraps) I glued the acetate to the first layer and then the remaining layers were glued.

I added the sequins into the letters and then glued on the patterned paper. This was put on a card base. The word thank, a heart and some sequins were popped on top. Card 1 done! The next 2 cards were done in the same fashion just changing out the word die and patterned paper and a few pieces of vellum. I hope you enjoy.