Hello friends and happy Friday! I hope you have fun things planned for the weekend ahead. Today I am sharing another Valentine's Day slimline card using the Be Courageous stamp set and coordinating dies from Pinkfresh Studio. I have combined this stamp with some large letter framelit dies spelling out the world L-O-V-E in red glitter paper since the stamp set itself wasn't designed with love themed sentiments.
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". Slimline cards are designed to fit inside a regular #10 business sized envelope and require no additional postage. The base of this slimline card was made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock. On a 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of the same white cardstock, I stamped the large floral background (Be Courageous by Pinkfresh Studio) in Memento Tuxedo black ink. Once the ink drink, I colored the flowers with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to die cut teh image out and adhere it to the front of the card. I die cut the large letters L-O-V-E from red glitter cardstock and adhered the letters to the center of the card using strips of 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment "Happy Valentine's Day" in Versamark ink on a thin strip of vellum cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. I notched both ends and adhered it to the center of the card over the words "love."
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Hello friends and happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing more elegant masculine themed cards featuring the Tux stamp set from Brutus Monroe. I absolutely love this stamp set and think that it could be used for a wide variety of occasions! If you are looking for a really classic and timeless stamp set to add to your collection for future masculine themed cards, I'd highly recommend this one.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from black cardstock. Using the Diagonal Stripes with Window die from Pinkfresh Studio, I cut the background frame from black cardstock. I placed a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of light gray cardstock behind the frame. Using the Gilded Holiday paper pack from Whimsy Stamps, I cut a piece of the gold and black polka dot paper to fit inside the window. I stamped the tuxedo in Versamark ink on black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I fussy cut the tuxedo out and adhered it to the left side of the card using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment "you're a classic" using the You're A Classic stamp set and coordinating dies from Honey Bee Stamps in Memento Black ink on white cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut the sentiment out. I adhered the sentiment to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a couple white sequins randomly to the card for texture.
Here is the second tuxedo card I created using the same Brutus Monroe stamp set:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from black cardstock. For the first mat, I used a piece of paper from the Gilded Holiday paper pack from Whimsy Stamps. I adhered this black, gold and white striped paper directly to the card base. I cut a 4 " x 3" piece of black cardstock and stamped polka dots over it in Versamark ink. I heat embossed the polka dots with black embossing powder to give it a subtle shine and pattern. I adhered the black rectangle to the center of the card at a slight angle. I stamped the tuxedo in Versamark ink on white cardstock and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I fussy cut the tuxedo out and adhered it to the right side of the card using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped the words "happy birthday" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock. I used the coordinating die to die cut the sentiment out and adhered it to the card using foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a couple gold sequins to the card for added dimension and sparkle.
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Happy Black Friday, friends! Christmas season is officially here! Today I am sharing two very traditional wreath cards using the Season's Greetings stamp set and coordinating dies by Pinkfresh Studio. Lately, I have been drawn to more classic and elegant stamps and Pinkfresh Studio had many beautiful designs that caught my eye upon a recent purchase.
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*Please note both cards were made using the same cutting measurements and instructions, I simply alternated between red, green and blue color combinations. The base of each A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah White Solar Smooth cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of plaid paper and adhered it directly to the card base. I cut a white scalloped frame and adhered it to the center of the card. On a separate piece of white cardstock, I heat embossed the wreath with gold embossing powder. I colored the wreath using Copic markers and die cut the wreath.
I adhered the wreath to the center of the scalloped frame using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment in the center of the wreath in Versamark ink and heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. On a scrap piece of blue cardstock, I heat embossed the bow with gold embossing powder and used the coordinating die to die cut the bow. I adhered the bow to the bottom of the wreath using a Tombow dot runner.
Typically I would say that I like the blue wreath more (because blue is my favorite color). But, this time, I'm leaning more toward the red and green wreath! Do you favor one design/color combination more than the other?
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Today I am sharing two shaker cards created using the beautiful Heart and Soul stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio. This is only the second stamp set that I own by Pinkfresh Studio and I have had it sitting in my craft room for longer than I care to admit! Thanks to Covid-19, and being on a reduced schedule at work, I am finding far more time to craft than usual and I have so much to share!
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Both of these A2 sized cards were made the same way simply using a different color scheme. The base of this card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a frame from Pretty Peacock cardstock using the Reverse Scallop Rectangle frames. I lined the back of the frame with a sheet of acetate. Then I lined the back of the frame with thin strips of 3M foam adhesive for a raised frame that sequins can fit under. I stamped the sentiment in the center of the white base cardstock in either Pretty Peacock or Gorgeous Grape ink. I added about two tablespoons of sequins before adhering the frame on top. On a separate sheet of Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock, I stamped the large floral image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I die cut the image using the coordinating Heart and Soul die cuts. I adhered the image directly to the cardstock with 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for added sparkle.
Shaker cards are one of my favorite interactive cards to make (probably because I think they're the easiest)! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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