Make your homemade cards stand out...
Shake it up....
The Corbel Dies from Simon Says Stamp are just beautiful. The dies have been on my list of must buy for about a year and I finally purchased them on Black Friday. My idea for these cards was to make shakers. I decided to use A4 size white card bases to which I die cut the Corbel Tree Die and the Corbel Ornament Collage Die in the center of each card. I then heat embossed a sentiment to each card in WOW gold embossing powder and to the back of each die cut area, I adhered a piece of plastic packaging cut to fit the window. For a background to go behind the shaker, I used Distress Ink in greens for the tree die and in Rainbow for the Ornament die. I then built the shaker using foam tape, added sequins from my stash and then added the background. Inside the card, I added a sentiment from Hero Arts Christmas Cheer Stamp Set.
Adding some sparkle and texture...
Recently I came across some Tonic Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone. I found a perfect stencil to use with it, Newton Nook's Snowfall stencil. On a piece of Neenah 80lb solar white cardstock, I used Distress Ink in blues (Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean) to create an ombre background about 3/4 of the way down the paper. I then taped down the stencil to the paper and added a thin coat of the Glimmer Paste in Moonstone. I removed the stencil and immediately cleaned it off with water. While waiting for the background to dry, I stamped some images from Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2017 kit using Hero Arts India Ink and colored them using Copic Markers. I added some glitter using my Wink of Stella glitter pen. On some of the images to simulate snow, I added Hero Arts Puff embossing powder which when it is heated, adds some extra dimension. I then assembled my scene. For the sentiment, I used Hero Arts Nesting Cloud Dies to die cut a cloud from vellum which had a sentiment stamped and heat embossed from Right At Home's Peace Love and Joy stamp set. I adhered the vellum onto the card using the Xyron 2.5" sticker maker. The sticker maker places an even coating of adhesive all on the back of the vellum die cut so there is no weird placement of adhesive. For a finishing touch, I added some snowflake sequins from my stash along with a ribbon on the bottom of the card.
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