Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sparkling Joy!

Hello Cut Cardstock friends!  This is my final post for the CutCardstock design team and I wanted to give a super BIG "Thanks" to Cindy and Amber for giving me this opportunity to join their talented team of designers for the past year.  I've enjoyed using so many amazing products from CutCardstock and am now a committed customer as well!  There are so many choices of quality products from CutCardstock and you can't beat the prices and special sales each month.

My project for you today uses White Classic Linen Cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock which are both on sale until the end of the day.

Here's a sneak peek at the products I used:

I started by cutting an A2 sized panel of Neenah Solar White Cardstock using the background die.  I then used the die cut panel as a stencil and added some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink to the front of a White Classic Linen Cardstock.

I glued two strips of Silver (POW) Glitter Paper to the left and right edge using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue .  I also splattered some light grey ink to the background.

I cut the Tulips out of White Classic Linen Cardstock and stamped them using the coordinating stamps.  After stamping the tulips I stamped the solid image again using The Essential Glue Pad and sprinkled them with Stardust Glitter and set them aside to dry before assembling them with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

Once the card was assembled, I stamped the sentiment.
 Here's a close up of the wonderful texture you see when stamping on Linen cardstock.

I hope you'll check out the products I used in today's post and take advantage of this month's sale on all Classic Crest  and Linen Cardstock.  Don't forget to add coordinating Basis Envelopes to your shopping cart!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Thinking of you

Hello all. Sonja here with my last post for CutCardStock. I decided to go with a simple 'thinking of you' card.
With one sheet of Classic Crest Patriot Blue and two sheets of Classic Natural White, I was able to make two cards. The first card was posted a few weeks ago and can be found here: Congrats card.

Card #2

To make this card, I got to play with some old and some new toys.
The 'you' part of the card is just the right size to get glue everywhere and with the dark blue color, I didn't want to chance it. So I grabbed my Xyron Create-a-Sticker and ran it through.

The adhesive is evenly distributed on the back for a sure clean way to adhere it to the ivory cardstock.
 After cutting my flower petals out with the Silhouette Cameo 3, I grabbed my copper embossing powder, versamark ink, and the Springtime Wishes Close to My Heart stamp set.
This step is optional, but I wanted to see the copper against the deep blue. Below is before heat was applied.
 After the heat is applied.
Next I grabbed my new set of McGill McGill flower rollers and set out to shape the petals.
This is a heavier cardstock so a spray of water to the back of the flowers allowed me to shape them better.


 Final project:




Thank you for looking at my final project for CutCardStock. It's been a pleasure. To continue following my projects, take a look at Sugar Bean Cards. Best of luck to the new design team coming in!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Congratulations and Best Wishes

With Valentine's Day over, there are bound to be some weddings in your future. Here is an elegant easel card for the special bride and groom.

  

I started by stamping Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose with Silver Delicata Ink on Classic Linen Solar White Cardstock. I used the matching dies to cut them out, and the mold to shape them.


I stamped the leaves on Pop-Tones Gumdrop Green Cardstock. I die cut them with the corresponding die. Then I used Copic Markers and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink to add highlights to the leaves. Then using the mold I shaped the leaves. I just love how they turned out. 

 

I layered the flowers and added clear glitter to make them sparkle.


I used Classic Linen Epic Black Cardstock to cut a 5.5" x 7.5" (score at 1/2" on the short end), 5.5" x 7" (score at 3.5") and 5.5" x 7". 


Attach the 1/2" flap to the back of the scored 5.5" x 7" piece. 

  

Apply Score Tape to the bottom half of the front of the card. Attach the 5.5" x 7" piece to the bottom half of the card base. 

 

On Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, stamp Best Wishes on a 1" x 1.5" strip and For the Bride and Groom on 4.75" x 2.25" piece. Highlight the words with Silver Wink of Stella.

  

I stamped the images on Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock with Lawn Fawn Premium Black Ink. Then I colored the images with Copic Markers. I added Silver Wink of Stella to the bells' ribbon and Clear Wink of Stella to the bells.


I layered the sentiment on a 5" x 2.5" piece of Silver Cardstock and attached it to the the inside of the card. I used Foam Squares to attach the bells. 

 

Die cut 2 pieces of lace border from MirriSparkle Glitter Cardstock and 4 pieces from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Layer 1 piece of silver on top of 2 pieces of white cardstock. This creates a thicker die cut.

 

Attach the lace borders to the top and bottom of the card and the heart in the middle. Attach the flowers, leaves and Best Wishes on the left side of the heart.


I also add a few Mini Prills to the areas of Baby's Breath.


Now you are ready to send your card to the lucky bride and groom. This will be sure to become a keepsake.

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