Hi everyone, I have a cute card share for you today. I had a comment on one of my YouTube videos from Anna, AsianTiger513. She asked me to do a card tutorial, in real time. YIKES I haven't done that in a really long time! I quit doing them, because I felt they were too long, and I could cover more ground by speeding up the process. Some of my projects take hours!
So for you Ms. Anna - I have accepted your challenge.
For my card, I chose to use the My Mind's Eye On Trend 6x6 Collection. I have seriously been hording this collection for a while. I used it a little in a Ustream a few months ago, but the paper is so beautiful, I wanted to keep it forever! AHHHH but I can't.
These are truly my all time favorite colors, mint and coral. I mean seriously so delish, then add the gold foil - my heart literally stopped for second when I saw it!
Ok - back to the tutorial! It is no secret that I love to use my scraps when creating cards. Since the paper collection was fairly new, that meant I must spend some time, looking for items that have been around for a while to help the card come together.
Deep into the bucket of scraps and one hit wonders I went. I pulled out a tube of Prima Flowers - they have been here since early 2009, and a scrap of gold rick-rack. Look at how simple and beautiful, things came together.
I know everyone who has paper-crafted for a while, has a stash of Alpha bet stickers/chipboard pieces that are still lingering around, and may not match. The H and I were from two different sets 1 was lavender the other pink. Never fear - I made them play nicely together with my card, by heat embossing them with Gold. Now they are trendy, and match!
The Inside of my card was simple, I created a border with the paper from the collection, then added a piece of white card stock in the center for my hand written message. The final card is an A2 4.25 x 5.5 top folding card.
I added a little Lindy's Stamp Gang in Cocklebells Coral in the negative areas. This spray is also among my favs as it has this nice peach pigment with a gold shimmer (perfect right!).
Here is the video tutorial (warning it is long - because I ramble -LOL)
Thank you Ms. Anna for the challenge, I really appreciate it. I love that you left comments, so that I could get to know you better. It was delightful speaking with you, and I look forward to seeing you around!
- My Mind's Eye - On Trend 6x6 Paper by Jen Allyson
- Lindy's Stamp Gang - Cocklebells Coral
- My Favorite Things Stamps & Dies - Die-namics Dizzy Doily Duo
- Prima - tube flowers
- The Paper Studio - Gem Stones Gold
- Chipboard letters
- Versa Embossing Ink
- Ranger Ink, Queen's Gold Embossing Powder
- GP 110lb White Card stock
- Unibal - Signo - Micro 207 Gel Pen - Black