August 25, 2020
I started by stamping The Leafy Bold Print stamp from Hero Arts onto my card front with Versamark ink. Once the ink was dry, I ink blended over it with original Distress Inks in Pine Needles, Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers. I have to admit that I loved this card base so much that I made another card with the same background and added some flowers for a quick thank you card.
Next, I stamped out my images by masking as needed and allowing room between my images to cut them out with a square die (I used the Selfie Square die from My Favourite Things). I used copic markers to colour them in, and also for the backgrounds. I die cut 3 Polaroid frames from white cardstock using the Polaroid Shaker Frame die from My Favourite Things. I wanted my images to look glossy like a photograph, so on the back of these frames, I placed double sided adhesive around the opening, and then adhered some scrap acetate (from a stamp set packaging), trimming it down to fit the opening. Then I used a little glue to attach my coloured images to the acetate on the back of the Polaroid frames. Just for fun, I fussy cut around the elephant’s trunk and made that come out over the front of the Polaroid frame (I had to cut a small slit in the acetate to allow it to come out). Finally, I hand wrote the hashtags messages on the front since I didn’t have any stamps for this, so you can get creative with what you write or personalize it for a special person.
I die cut the sentiment from an older Neat and Tangled stamp and die set called “Awesome”. The die set comes with a border die so I cut that from white cardstock, and the word from black cardstock. I stamped the “You are so” in black Versfine ink and clear embossed the sentiment at the top of the card, and then glued the die cut “Awesome” in place. I placed the sentiment going down the side of the card as it allowed me to more easily fit my images without obscuring them too much. This was a fairly quick and easy card to do and the slimline size gives you so much more room to play with. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great day!
December 28, 2022
Hello everyone, it's Karen here today and I hope you had a good Christmas holiday! I've got a shaker birthday card for you today with some happy, little penguins.
I've used the Penguin Cake - 4x6 Clear Stamp - GSD799, to create the cake and penguins. I masked the two front penguins after stamping them on some Neenah Solar Crest card, and then stamped the cake and the middle penguin afterwards. I...
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