Hello and welcome back from the weekend! I hope you found a little time to do something crafty. Can you tell that I'm trying to squeeze out the last of my summer-y themed cards before I dive head first into all things fall and Halloween!? I'm already behind because I'm seeing lots of those cards already out there on Pinterest and Instagram. So, consider yourself prepared for that awkward time of the year when it's summer, Halloween, fall AND Christmas all in just a few cardmaking days!
Today's card is a little bit different from what I typically create because most of the images used on this card are not stamped at all! They are ephemera pieces from the Cool Summer release at 88 and Clear. In fact, the ONLY thing that is stamped on this card is the "hello" sentiment. The great thing about using ephemera for cards is that they come together really quickly.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Funky Die cover plate from Gina Marie Designs, I die cut the frame from white cardstock. I placed a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Tangy Berry sugar stock behind the lattice frame. I ran both sheets of the Cool Summer ephemera through my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine to cut all the images out for me, in lieu of fussy cutting them. I adhered all of the die cut ephemera pieces down the left side of the card in a pattern that was pleasing to my eye. For some of the pieces I used regular Tomboy Adhesive to adhere them, on others I used 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the "hello" sentiment in Tangy Berry sugar cube and used a 2" circle punch to punch out the sentiment. Lastly, I put a coat of Clear Wink of Stella on the printed ephemera to add a little bit of sparkle.
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Hello friends and happy Thursday! Yesterday I shared a beautiful watercolored butterfly card with you that was inspired by the monthly mood board colors at 88 and Clear. Today I have created two more cards using different products from 88 and Clear, but I still continued using that same color palette.
Here is the August mood board that I used as my color inspiration:
*Please note that both of these cards were made using the same materials, however one card was designed to be held vertically and the other horizontally.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Black Taffy sugar stock as my first mat and then cut a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock to layer on top. On that top layer of white cardstock, I used an ink splatter grunge stamp to stamp ink in Sour Lime, Sour Mist and Tangy Berry (all from 88 and Clear). I printed out the balloon animals from the Pop It digital stamp set by 88 and Clear. I colored the balloon animals with Copic markers and used my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine to cut the images out, in lieu of fussy cutting. I adhered three of the balloons to each card using 3M foam adhesive. I placed three short pieces of knotted lime green twine underneath each balloon. I printed out the coordinating sentiments from the Pop It digital stamp set and adhered a sentiment to the lower right side of each card using 3M foam adhesive.
I hope you have enjoyed these fun birthday cards! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Today's card was inspired by the August mood board at 88 and Clear. I have been on the Design Team for this company for a couple years now and recently began creating a mood board to help spark creativity. Using these colors as my inspiration, I have already created four very different cards this month! Be sure to follow along on Instagram and my IG stories for all the latest behind-the-scenes fun!
Here is the August mood board with fresh and bright summer-y colors:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Whimsy Stamps Lattice A2 die, I created the background from white cardstock. I stamped the two butterflies from the Boho Wings stamp set by 88 and Clear in Versamark ink and heat embossed each with gold embossing powder. I watercolored the butterflies with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I fussy cut the butterflies and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment "always smile" in Versamark ink and heat embossed it also with gold embossing powder. I used a 2" circle punch to punch the sentiment out and adhered it to the card also using 3M foam adhesive.
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Did you know that each month 88 and Clear offers a "5 for $5" workshop? For just $5.00 you can watch a Facebook Live cardmaking workshop with 88 and Clear owner and designer extraordinaire Richard Garay, aka "RG." You receive step-by-step instructions and a link to create five projects along with RG and the team. This months' "5 for $5" workshop features the digital stamp set "Best Day."
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