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.
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:
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:
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
Step 3: Glue the green frame to the image printed and colored cardstock:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
Michaels: Designer paper I used on the back.