Card Making Techniques and Tips
Remember these cards with cutouts last week? How about another idea, this time with the Stitched Labels framelits?
Can you see it? Just that “little somethun'” in the background?
Add a neat – yet so simple – element like this so people will look twice when they get your card in the mail. Here’s a close up so you can see how interesting this stitched thinlit really is.
Cool isn’t it? A tiny hint of the white background showing through for a peek-a-boo effect.
All the framelits and thinlits in this Stitched Label dies have…you got it…stitching. And you don’t need to get out your needle and thread or your sewing machine for awesome designs.
The one I used almost looks like a geographical land mass on a map!
OK, it’s Keep It Simple Sunday so that always means you get the measurements and steps to make my project yourself. Here ya go!
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Shimmery White cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, scraps
- Night of Navy cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Sahara Sand cardstock – scrap at least 3″ x2″
- ribbon – about 3″
Let’s Make It
Here are some card making techniques and tips to create this simple card at home.
- Place your stitched thinlit on left side of Night of Navy cardstock and run through your Big Shot. Then attach it to your folded card with dimensionals. TIP: Use your paper piercer to get out the tiny little squares.
- Stamp gulls and thank you in Sahara Sand ink onto scrap of Shimmery White cardstock and crop with second smallest Layering Oval. TIP: Use your Stamparatus for perfect placement. See my Stamparatus must-have tips here.
- Crop next size scalloped oval to mat your image and greeting. Glue together.
- Colour Polka Dot tulle ribbon with your Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend and let dry a couple minutes. TIP: Use the brush top ON ITS SIDE for best results. TIP: You probably won’t need to colour both sides side it should seep through the fabric.
- Fold over ribbon and attach to a glue dot, then use a second glue dot to add it the back left of the ovals.
- Adhere to right hand side of card with two dimensionals.
And as quick as that, you have a card for just about anyone on your list. But I specifically had a male in mind for this card. Yes, EVEN with the ribbon – but…
Did You Notice?
I’ve made slight changes in my card with my ink and ribbon colour. I’d love it if you left a comment for which one appeals to you?
a. All Sahara Sand?
Or b. with the touches of Night of Navy?
Do YOU think one is MORE masculine than the other?
Time to Make It Yourself
Take a stitch out of my book and create this masculine card in your own crafting area. You can get your By the Bay absolutely free with a $60 CDN order until March 31st. See all the Sale-a-bration gifts here.Card Making Techniques and Tips
A Final Peek
Simple designs are so effective at conveying your gratitude. Add a bit of the unexpected to elevate them the tiniest bit more with card making techniques and tips like this one using cutouts.