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Lets Celebrate You Card Layout #1


Project Recipe:

  1. Card Base: Cut Basic Black at 8 ½ X 11 paper in half widthwise. You now have two pieces 8 ½ X 5 ½ . Fold one of the pieces in half lengthwise for your card front. The card front now measures 4 ¼ X 5 ½.

    Then you will need a layer of
    Melon Mambo cut at 4-3/4"x 3-3/4".
    Layer of Basic White cut at 4"x3-1/4"
    DSP layer is 1/2"x3"

  2. I add some Melon Mambo flicking and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

  3. In this example I will show you two way to emboss the sentiment. The top example is stamped with Vera Mark and then add the White Embossing Powder. The bottom example I think gives you a clear image. Stamp the sentiment in Whisper White Craft Ink and the add some white embossing powder, Heat emboss to set the powder.

  4. Did you know that you can use the cut out rubber once you remove the stamp for a template to cut out your sentiment and it will line up great. All you do is trace the cut out in pencil then fussy cut it out. Use an eraser to remove any pencil marks that you did not get when cutting out.

You can check out my recorded Video here.

Dandy Wishes Step-By-Step

Dandy Wishes Step-by-Step

Is it okay to love dandelions? I  certainly think so! There’s something about the silhouette and the wish-giving lore surrounding this golden flower that lends it a special charm. (Did you know that the Victorians prepared sandwiches with it for afternoon high tea? P.S. It is actually considered an herb with many beneficial properties—so feel free to appreciate!)

As you see here with our dreamy dandelion cards (made using the Garden Wishes Stamp Set), this beautiful plant can be highlighted in many ways. Here our artist used the marker-to-stamp method to add rich color to the dandelion image.

Important note: Don’t worry that the ink will dry before you can transfer it to paper. Simply huff on the stamp to reactivate the ink and you’ll have a beautifully colored image.

We stepped up the second card by using the marker-to-stamp technique described above; this time, however, we used Sponge Daubers and coordinating inks to deepen the color of the Coastal Cabana Cardstock layer and the Daffodil Delight Cardstock tag. This additional step is simple to do and instantly enhances the card’s visual appeal.

For our pièce de résistance (the artfully avid card!) we used the marker-to-stamp technique—with a twist! This time we spritzed the stamp with water before stamping. To add more color, clean the stamp and repeat. Die-cut using the Dandy Wishes Dies. Isn’t it lovely? You may even want to use it for a Victorian tea party invitation!

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