I mentioned a few days ago that I’m experimenting with some mixed media techniques. After all, there’s a lot of cross-over between cardmaking and other paper crafts and I never know where my next idea will come from. I’m not a painter but paint can give great texture. It’s not always a brilliant surface for stamping though so I’ve pretty much avoided it. However today’s simple Sunday project has an amazing textured paint background. Of course it’s a bit of a cheat, and I have the designers at Stampin’ Up! to thank for that.
I began this simple card using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Next I turned to the In Good Taste 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack for the textured paint effect paper. After cutting a 3″ x 4″ piece I mounted it onto Misty Moonlight Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I used more liquid glue to fix the assembled layers to the front of the card base.
I could have used more of the textured paint paper on the inside of the card and envelope but I had a different plan.
LOVELY YOU LOVELY STAMPS
Next I pulled out the Lovely You stamp set and punch bundle. As well as a great variety of sentiments, the stamp set also includes some flower and leaf images. However I wanted an image that could be easy to overlook, a little decorative element.
Using Misty Moonlight ink I first stamped the image in the centre of the flap on a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Next I stamped it in the centre of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then using liquid glue I fixed this layer inside my card base. All I had left to stamp was the sentiment.
The paint textured paper actually reminded me of waves so the “Miles apart but still in my heart” sentiment seemed particularly fitting. Using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped it onto a 1″ wide strip of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I shaped each end of the strip using the rounded end option on the Lovely Label Pick A Punch. Once I’d attached the punched sentiment to the front of my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals my project was complete.
WHO’S YOUR HERO?
Superman? Wonder Woman? With everything we’ve had to deal with over the past 6 months many people have noticed that the real heroes live among us. So the August Paper Pumpkin kit could not be coming at a better time.
For those who don’t know, Paper Pumpkin is an all-inclusive paper craft kit from Stampin’ Up! The August 2020 kit will have all the pieces cut and prepared for you to make nine 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ cards (3 each of 3 designs). Also included in the kit you will find full instructions, coordinating envelopes, an ink spot and an exclusive photopolymer stamp set. What’s more, if you are a new subscriber you’ll also receive an acrylic block so you can start stamping right away.
Now could not be a better time to try out Paper Pumpkin. If you subscribe through me but decide you don’t like the kit just let me know. Stampin’ Up! guarantees your satisfaction and I’ll be happy to deal with this for you. There’s no minimum subscription period and you are free to cancel at any time without penalty. So go ahead, subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by August 10th and plan to celebrate your personal heroes.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Lovely You Stamp Set and coordinating Lovely Label Pick A Punch using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links to both options so you can compare them if you wish.