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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Love Like Crazy Cards

Hi crafty friends, I hope you have lots of inspiring ideas after the sneak peeks from Creativation 2017. I know my head is SPINNING AROUND!   Yvonne has released some fancy new word stamps along with a few cute little sketch stamps. Here are a few of my favorites from this release I picked to feature in today's post. I have linked them up for you to purchase from  Impression Obsessions Website,  but I also encourage you to support your local retailers if they carry Yvonne's stamps.

It is sometimes difficult to create masculine cards.  With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought I would use these stamps to create a few cards that could be used for multiple purposes. Either simple "I love you cards", "Happy Birthday", "Thinking of  You" or you could even add "Happy Father's Day" to the inside of these cards to use all year long. The concept for both cards are the same; however, one card is flat for mailing, and the other is dimensional in case you are sharing face to face. 

 This is the flat design:

Both cards are top folding A2 sized cards.  The background cardstock is measured at:
4.25 in. wide  x  11 in. long (scored at 5.5 in.) 

Then I used a pieces of Canson 140lb white  watercolor paper as my base (Smooth side)
cut to 3.75 in. x 5 in.  (this leaves a 1/4 inch border)
Using watercolor paper insures that it will hold up
to the wet mediums and won't buckle or peel.

For my background I used:
Prima's Finnebar White Crackle Texture Paste
with a Tim Holtz Burlap stencil
allow this to dry

To apply color to my background I used
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Stains:
Tibetan Poppy Teal
Edelweiss Moss Green
Rudolph's Nose Red

This is the dimensional card:

Here is a quick video showing the process of how these cards came together:

I love the dragonflies, and now I have lots more to use in different posts, and other mixed media projects.  It is hard to see in the photos, but they are super shiny. While they are primarily the same cards, they do have distinctly different looks.  

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as my fellow Art Girls share more from the Winter 2017 Collection.  You are going to want them all!  Thanks for hanging out with me today.

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