Hello everyone! Eloise here today and I’m here to share a fun set of cards featuring the new stamp sets – Comfy Creatures, Summer Picnic and Fresh and Fruity. I’m also using some little heart dies from the Stitched Heart Dies to create something fun and using the Sending my Love stamps too. I had so much fun creating these four cards for you all today and they’re just great little thank you notes to give to someone. Plus the punny sentiments make them all the more fun too!
So to begin my cards today, I created two 4” x 5 ½” side fold card bases out of some white cardstock. I then took a trimmer and cut them both long ways at 2 ¼” – so I created 4 top-fold mini cards. My thought for these mini cards was having something easy to pop on a box of chocolates or a small gift, just something simple to say thank you. So once my card bases were cut, I moved on to decorating them. I decided it would be fun to create a stencil out of some of the small simple heart dies from the Stitched Heart Dies, so I took all three small ones that didn’t have the stitching detail and adhered them randomly together with some washi tape, I then ran this through many times on top of some acetate to create my own re-useable stencil. By all means you could do this with cardstock of course, but acetate will last longer. Once it was all die cut out – just enough to cover the card base I adhered it over the top just using some washi tape along the sides and used some red distress ink to blend over the top. I was heavier handed towards the bottom and lighter at the top to create a fun ombre pattern without having to use several shades of red.
I completed this on all four cards and then worked on the images. I stamped out the bodies, tails and a couple of the heads from the Comfy Creatures stamp set and then stamped a couple of other heads from the Sending My Love set. I also stamped out some of the fruit images from the Summer Picnic stamp set. I decided to use my Copic markers this time around to colour in all my images. Once they were all coloured I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out – so super easy!
Now that I had everything together I decided to figure out what body I wanted with each head and fruit. Once I figured that out I adhered them together. I then stuck the critters on each card with some foam adhesive and then took the Fresh and Fruity stamp set and figured out which sentiments went with each fruit and then stamped them directly on the card base with some black ink and that finished up all of my four cards.
I hope you enjoyed a look at my cards today. I had a lot of fun making them and I hope this inspires you. Make sure you check by the blog this week as the other ladies are going to have some amazing projects as always!
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