First up today is a little friendship card featuring the ginger gal from Gingerbread Lane (available September 15th).
I wanted to try a different material with her to see what sort of texture I could achieve, so I pulled out a bit of cork and gave it a whirl. I started by heat embossing with white powder and then die cutting. The cork I have is self-adhesive, so if I were to die cut first I would have an exposed, slightly sticky edge that would pick up all sorts of stray powder. Rather than deal with that mess, I used a negative from an earlier cut to place my die and then taped it into place with a bit of painter's tape. I know I've seen this technique other places, but you can find it on this Make It Monday video by Erin Lincoln if you'd like a visual. After cutting, I colored in her piping with a white pen and her buttons with a marker.
I stamped my newsprint pattern onto Fine Linen cardstock and then layered it with a Quatrefoil Cover Plate that had been cut from Linen vellum. That piece and a strip of polka-dotted Pinefeather cardstock were adhered to a white base. The sentiment and heard were stamped onto a Photo Finishers strip and adhered to the card front. I stuck my cork lady to a spare die cut and then mounted her over the sentiment strip with foam tape. Done and done!
My next project today is another card featuring the gingerbread couple. On this card I stamped just the solid images with Burnt Umber ink and filled in their buttons with a bit of Simply Chartreuse.
The couple on this card seems to be plotting their decorating plans (so many houses, so little time!) as they hold sparkly candy canes. I started by stamping the house outlines and windows over the entire card front.
Next I attached a Loop de Loop strip and stamped my sentiment. Then I stamped and mounted my gingers before adding my glittered candy canes.
Today's final project is a birthday gift box made with the Essential Pillow Box die. I began by die cutting my box shape and adding texture with the By The Numbers impression plate.
Tip: It helps to impress the back side of your box first so the front of your box won't lose its texture on the second pass through the machine. If you do the front first (like I did - don't be like me) your impression gets a little flattened when you send your box back through the machine.
Next, I die cut and stamped my cupcake parts and loopy border. I then adhered the border to the box with a glue pen and set it aside while I assembled my cupcake. The last step was to adhere the cupcake panel to the box (which I did with a bit of Scor-Tape just across the center) and add a little glitter to the button.
Okey-doke. That's the last of my projects for today, but I'll be back tomorrow with one last batch of papercrafty goodness. In the meantime make sure to check in with Nichole Heady, Heather Nichols, Dawn McVey, Betsy Veldman, Melissa Phillips, Maile Belles, Ashley Cannon Newell, Cristina Kowalczyk, Danielle Flanders, Erin Lincoln, Jess Witty, Melissa Bickford, and Tiffany Pastor for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow!
Holiday Friends Card:
Cardstock: Fine Linen, Pinefeather, Linen Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Stamps: Gingerbread Lane (available September 15th), Background Basics: Newsprint, Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pinefeather, Scarlet Jewel - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Quatrefoil Coverplate, Photo Finishers Dies, Gingerbread Lane Dies (available September 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape, Vellum Tape - Scotch; Dark Red Marker - Copic; White Embossing Powder - Filigree
Deck The Halls Card:
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Gingerbread Lane (available September 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Fresh Snow, Simply Chartreuse, Terra Cotta Tile - Papertrey Ink; Burnt Umber - Palette
Other: Loop de Loop Border Die (available September 15th), Gingerbread Lane Dies (available September 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch
Cupcake Pillow Box:
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; white
Stamps: Cupcake Collection - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Spring Moss Pigment, Sweet Blush Pigment, Berry Sorbet - Papertrey Ink
Other: Essential Pillow Box Die (available September 15th), Loop de Loop Border Die (available September 15th), By The Numbers Impression Plate, Fresh Snow Button - Papertrey Ink; Circle Dies - Quickutz; Green Embroidery Floss - DMC; Frosted Lace Stickles - Ranger; Foam Tape - Scotch; Scor-Tape
Your cards are yummy - good enough to eat!
You're tempting me to convert to, or at least add serious paper crafting to my repertoire. Seriously. You keep going above and beyond.
So cute! Love the quatrefoil die over the newsprint, love the couple decorating all those houses, love the birthday cupcake pillow box--the loop de loop is perfect on there.
Love your cards! The gingerbread men is just so cute. Love the whimsical house too. I'm loving the loop de loop die as well.
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