Monday, February 12, 2018
Valentine's | 3 Cards, 3 Ways | Video Tutorial | Inlay Diecutting
Happy early Valentine's everyone! I got a little something for the family, and realized I didn't have a card! Hello?! I have to have a handmade card to give! So I picked my favorite stamp set from the Fun Stampers Journey big catalog called Perfect Atoms. Gotta have hearts too so I also used the Heart-Felt dies. I used these two products on all the cards, adding or changing up a little for each one.
This first card, I used the World Map background stamp on the Whip Cream cardstock card panel, and colored it with PanPastels. I layered the additional card panels with the die cut hearts. I wanted the look of the world from a heart. I colored the lightbulb with PanPastels and colored the word "Light" with our Journey Color Burst pencils. The clips are brand new from our Bloom this Way mini catalog! Perfect, yes! I made this into a shaker card and filled the clear view area of center of heart with punched hearts using our punch.
This next idea, I used the die cut heart from cardstock as a stencil (in the video below I say mask, but I used it as a stencil). With the heart stencil in place, I just repeated the stamping to fill the heart, then used the pink PanPastel concentrating around the edge, so there is a little white in center. For the beaker, I stamped twice on whip cream and cosmic grape cardstock, detail cut the cosmic grape and adhered to the whip cream image. I did the same with the I LV U but used three different colors of cardstock: cosmic grape, watermelon fusion, and pretty amethyst. Then filled my heart with dots! Added a heart over the beaker, that is also new from the Bloom this Way mini catalog.
Last way I used the dies and stamps takes on a totally different look from the 'science' feel of the stamp set. There is a simple "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment in this set. So I paired it with striking and elegant hearts. I have a video sharing how I did the inlay here. So easy...just sticky is all! Added some of the pretty crystal hearts and used one of the new clips again from Bloom this Way mini catalog.
Here is the video showing how I did the inlay and sharing all three of the cards. Turn up the volume a bit, think my scarf might have been in the way LOL Been crazy busy, so just wanted to pop in and do a quick video. Happy Valentine's and Happy Mardi Gras...tomorrow is not just an ordinary Tuesday here! 💜💚💛