C4C 420 Show us a heart

This week’s theme for the “Crazies” challenge is to show us a “heart”!  There are so many ways you could make a card with this theme.  I decided to make a Valentines Card.

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If you’ve been following me, and please do, then you know I am so crazy for digital images from The Paper Shelter.  This adorable image is literally called “How you doin?” and I couldn’t think of a better sentiment!

Let’s make the card:

Step 1:  Size, print and color the image on cardstock with Copic Markers.  My new absolute favorite paper is this one that I learned about on the Kit and Clowder website:

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                This paper alone will make your coloring better.  I got mine at Amazon.

Step 2:  Using this die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs cut twice.  Once with white cardstock and once with hot pink (cut the hot pink second and leave in the die. (you’ll see why in step 4:

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When this die set first came out I wasn’t a fan because all the frames are cut at once.  But then when I saw their Design Team’s cards using these adorable nesting die I had to by a set and now I have all four sets!  The picture below shows the hot pink still in the die and 2 frames I colored from the white cardstock curvy frames.  It also shows the designer paper I thought I was going to use but ended up using something else.  I did however use the one in this photo for the back of the card

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Step 3:  Glue the green frame to the image printed and colored cardstock:

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Notice I haven’t taken the hot pink frames out of the die yet in the above photo?  It’s because as pictured below I knew I was going to use only the negative pcs. of the hot pink set as shown below:

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  Step 4:  Adhere the white frame and the hot pink negative pcs. out of the hot pink die set that matches it’s space.  It may look like they aren’t specific to the spaces but they are.  You would eventually figure it out but this tip saves a lot of time and mistakes.

Step 5:  Now cut with a paper cutter the assembled step 4.  With the die set below and the largest die , cut a white mat adhere your “image sandwich” to this mat as pictured above:

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Step 6:  Create the base card by cutting a 12 x 12″ pc. of White Soft Finish Cardstock to     7″ x 12″.   Score at 6″ on the long side.  Fold over (tent fold) and trim to 7 x 5.75″.

Step 7:  Cut a pc. of Designer paper or cardstock that measures 6.75″ x 5.5″.  Adhere to the front of the base card leaving 1/8″ border all around.  I chose this double sided cardstock from Lawn Fawn.

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Step 8:  Adhere the image sandwich centered over the front of the card.

Step 9:  Cut four corners from the smaller roof embellishment with this die set from Impression Obsession below and add them to the corners as shown.  The little pink heart above the Hedge Hog or Porcupine (not sure which he is)  is one I had in my “extra parts” container.

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That’s It!

Thanks so much for taking a look and I hope you’ll take the challenge and “show us a heart!”  This is the back of this card with designer paper mat I thought I was going to use.

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Other Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:  White Soft Finish Cardstock 12 x 12″,  Clear Double Side Adhesive 10mm

Sizzix Big Shot Plus

Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue

Copic Markers

PanPastels

Michaels:  Designer paper I used on the back.

 

 

 

 

Dies R Us – Kids Cards!

I decided to enter the current challenge at Dies R Us which is “Kids Cards”.

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The image I chose for this challenge is one called “Peaceful Easter” from The Paper Shelter.  I fell in love with this sweet image of innocence:

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The Steps:

Step 1:  Download, size and print the image.  If you’re new to digital stamps,  the greatest reference on many things about using digital images is from a website called Kit and Clowder.   This is a company that teaches coloring with Markers and Pencils.  They also have areas on their website that have an amazing amount of information on all things coloring!  The below photo shows how I always print out an image that I buy in both the black and white, and color version on one page that I keep in a binder.  It also has the image that I colored with PrismaColor Premium Pencils. 

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After I colored the stamped image I created the background with stencils and PanPastel’s then trimmed the finished image to 5 x 7″ with the stamped image centered:

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Step 2:  Cut 2 rectangle mats that measure 5 x 7″.  One from Designer cardstock and one from white cardstock.  From the Die set below on the right 1113 – Stitched Ovals, center the second to the largest on the Designer cardstock and run through your machine.  From the same die set, center the third to the largest on the white rectangle.  Save the Oval mats for another project because you will use the rectangle mats with the oval cut outs.

2016-11-26-17-11-25Step 3:  Adhere the white mat to this layer. Then, on top. the Designer layer.  The photo below is these 3 layers and the beginning of step 4:

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Step 4:  Cut from white cardstock and color with Copic Markers, all the decorator items as follows:

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Cut the grass, eggs, bunnies and fence once.  Cut all the Holly Hock pcs. to assemble the holly hock on your card directly and build the plant from the stem up as the picture in step 3.

Step 5:  Assemble the Holly Hock on the left as shown then add the fence, bunnies and eggs on the bottom.

Step 6:  Create a base card by scoring a 8.5 x 11″ at 5.5″ on the long side.  Fold and trim down to 5.5 x 7.5″.  Adhere the assembled front to the base.

That’s It!

Thanks so much for taking a look.  Please follow and leave a comment.  I love to read them and answer any questions.

Other Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:  White Soft Finish Cardstock White,  Clear Double sided adhesive 10mm

Beacons Kids Choice Glue

Sissix Big Shot Plus

 

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