And here are the measurements so you can make this pretty card yourself. (Substitute So Saffron anywhere you see Blushing Bride to make the one we made in the video.)
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Blushing Bride cardstock – 1 piece 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″, 1 piece 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, 1 small scrap
Vellum cardstock – 3 1/4″ x 4″
Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″, small scrap
White Baker’s twine – about 14″
Let’s See What You Make
Now it’s up to you! Get out your vellum and your liquid glue and spritzer and see how to stick vellum to cardstock too. To get any of the supplies I used and if you live in Canada, a simple click on any image below will take you directly to my online store.
After a week off work recuperating from a too busy couple of months, take a look at these simple triple embossed handmade cards. Like several of my posts, today I want you to get a bit more out of your crafting supplies! This time, both your embossing folders and punches!
Plus since it’s Keep It Simple Sunday, I’ve got the full measurements and step by step instructions for you! Read on…
But first, can you pick out the three different embossed elements?
With this mix of dry and heat embossing it’s the deep impressions on the vase that stand out. This one even looks like there’s a little face on the top don’t you think? (Olaf from Frozen comes to mind for me! 🤪)
On the one above, the DEBOSSED side is facing out (indented flower). This one is reversed and the EMBOSSED side is facing out.
Pretty fun aren’t they?
OK, here’s all the deets to you can make one yourself.
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Whisper White Thick cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Whisper White regular cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 5″, scraps
Brights cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Let’s Make It!
Emboss your piece of regular Whisper White cardstock with the Layered Leaves or Country Floral dynamic embossing folder. TIP: You can get the gorgeous Country Floral folder shown above free now until March 31st with a $60 CDN order.
Glue to the center front of your folded card.
Run your smaller scrap of Whisper White cardstock through your Big Shot with the Lace Dynamic embossing folder. TIP: Ensure you are only using your Big Shot Platform and only ONE standard cutting pad with the dynamic embossing folders.
Line your Vase Builder punch over top of an embossed area that appeals to you and punch. (Note you will have some waste so decide which vase shape appeals to you the most and center in on that one.)
Stamp words on top left with Versamark ink. TIP: Rub lightly with your Embossing Buddy before starting to stamp.
Place punched out vase on bottom right to eyeball placement of stems. Remove, then stamp leaves two times so they will extend above the vase with Versamark ink. TIP: Stamp two times with the pointy part of the leaf pointing up, then turn stamp upside down to stamp third one.
Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat.
Adhere to front of card with dimensionals. Adhere vase over top of leaves with mini dimensionals.
I enjoyed this card so much, we made some in my last Koffee and a Kard class. Here are some of the designs. See how some have a tulip or a sprig from the Sprig Punch for a bit more foliage. A few sparkly embellishments fancy them up even more.
Each of these colours comes from the Brights assortment package of cardstock. These assortment packages are a super way to get a taste of all the colours in a family. Isn’t it great that every colour looks just as wonderful as the one next to it? That white embossing really pops!
Your Turn Now!
Is your mind whirling with all the possibilities? I’m curious which punch you’re going to start with?
You might already have the Vivid Vases stamp set and Vase Builder punch. And if you do, this card is definitely for you! And if not, I’d love it if you purchased your stamps and punch with me to make your own! Thank You!
I’m officially tired of winter! So no more snow and no more minus a bajillion degree temps! Plus I’m getting ready for spring with my Product of the Week!
There, now doesn’t that make you feel better?
So the first project this week is a Painted Seasons handmade card. It’s a Level 2 Sale-a-bration gift. This means when you order $120 CDN in product with me, you can get it for free.
Yup, you read that right. Nada. Nil. Zilch-o dollars for this wonderful bundle.
The paper alone is TO – DIE – FOR! But the images are so pretty it’s a must-have for cards like this.
Now I have to admit. These colours are a bit out of my comfort zone. Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover are probably my least favourite of the 2018-20 In Colors. So this card took a bit of doing for me! But I had help.
I matched my flower, leaves and words to the colours in the paper. After all Stampin’ Up! has artists who design these combinations. So they must have a good idea right? Why not use them ALL the time?
Here’s how you can too. The colours are listed on the back of every package of designer paper from Stampin’ Up! So for this Painted Seasons package, you can choose Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Pool Party or Lemon-Lime Twist.
Which ones would you have chosen?
Painted Seasons Handmade Card
Let’s take a closer peek at my design.
Not two or three, but SIX layers on this card. But it doesn’t look too busy since some of the layers are “barely” there!
the Early Espresso card base
a Grapefruit Grove panel embossed with the pretty Tufted embossing folder
Thanks for dropping in a spending a few minutes with me today. I hope you enjoyed this design and it gives you an idea to create your own. I love to see what you’re crafting so be sure to send me an email at [email protected] with a pic!
Make a Painted Seasons handmade card like this – or any kind of card using colour combinations designed by artist – and have fun!
Want an ultra quickie idea for how to make watercolour backgrounds with markers? Your Stampin’ Write markers that is? Look no further than my Facebook Live Replay!
Or maybe you caught my Facebook Live last night? Every week I host an online paper crafting class that YOU star in! Most times, YOU pick the colours, ribbons, embellishments, and change up the design as I’M crafting.
That way we never really know what we’re going to end up with. It’s fun! Come join us any Tuesday night at 6:30 MST over on my Design with Jo business page . (Note this is a new day and time so you can join in the fun once your work day is over.)
I love, luv, LOVE the versatility of our water-based markers. So all this week, I’m showing you how to use them for loads of crafting options.
Before we get to today’s video, let me show you this beauty card. And then I’ll share all the supplies so you can make one along with me.
Isn’t it pretty? I love this colour combination together. And I love the stamped sentiment. Beautiful brush lettering offset with plain type. Gorgeous! It’s from the Part of My Storystamp set, free during Sale-a-bration.
Here are your supplies to make these lovely backgrounds at home.
Tons of versatility (colouring, blending, watercolour, lettering, omission stamping…and on and on)
You know, this is only the second time I pulled out my Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut specialty paper. I’m not sure why I’ve been hiding them. 😟They are simply beautiful and SO easy to use. With million dollar results like these. Here are the measurements for today’s card:
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Very Vanilla Thick cardstock- 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
Pool Party cardstock – 4” x 5 1/4”
Watercolour Paper – 3 3/4” x 5” (then later cut to 3 1/” x 4 7/8″)
Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Cut paper – one panel cut down to 3 1/2” x 4 7/8”
Pool Party 3/8” shimmer ribbon – about 12”
A Quick Question or Two for You
How many of us have a few Stampin’ Write markers kicking around somewhere?
When was the last time you used them? A day? A week? Hopefully not more than a month?
NOW is the time to get them out and play! Backgrounds this pretty – and this easy – are just minutes away!
Time to Choose!
This is one of my favourite parts of my FB Live replay blog posts. I’d love it if you left me a comment. Which one do you like the best?
My pretty soft and subtle gem?
A knock-your-socks-off combination of pinks? (Melon Mambo, Lovely Lipstick, Berry Burst)
Or the appeal of just-a-hint-of-laser-paper? (So Saffron, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist)
Or the monochromatic look with only slight variations in colours (Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral and Powder Pink)
I could go on forever playing with these Stampin’ Write backgrounds and the Delightfully Detailed Laser cut speciality paper. But I want you to start experimenting with them too!
So cut your watercolour paper, pick your colours and top up your Stampin’ Spritzer. Then get busy with how to make watercolour backgrounds with markers for your friends and family!
One of the easiest ways to add variety to your handmade cards is to use card folding techniques for card making. Let me show you a fun fold with my photo tutorial that’s so easy, you’ll send EVERY card out the door making this design!
Poppy Parade cardstock – 1 piece 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2nd piece 2 1/2″ x 9 3/8″, scored at 5 1/8″
Mango Melody cardstock – 4″ x 7 1/2″, scored at 2 1/4″
Painted Seasons DSP (FREE with your $120 CDN order right now) – 3 3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White – 2 1/4″ x 4 7/8″
Call Me Clover 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon – two pieces about 10″ long each
Jo’s Design Details
Start by folding my scored pieces of Poppy Parade and Mango Melody cardstock along the score lines.
Next adhere your large piece of patterned paper to the inside of the Mango Melody cardstock.
Then stamp the flower from A Big Thank You in coordinating ink to add interest to the fronts of your cards.
Stamp words and one flower onto your piece of Whisper White cardstock. Adhere to inside of folded Poppy Parade “card”.
Then add your ribbon. Here’s how to do it.
Lay your piece of Mango Melody cardstock flat with the flowers you just stamped on the left. Tape down a piece of ribbon about 1 1/2″ in with Tear & Tape. TIP: Adhere to the side that DOES NOT have flowers stamped on it. TIP: I used two pieces of Tear & Tape to make it secure.
Close Poppy Parade “card” then place your handheld 1/8″ punch as far as it will go into the FRONT of the card. Punch your hole.
Insert second piece of ribbon from the INSIDE through the hole and secure with two pieces of Tear & Tape.
Assemble your Card
Fold both cards shut and turn over. Add Tear & Tape to all sides.
Remove tape backing from Mango Melody and adhere to single sheet of Poppy Parade 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Remove tape backing from Poppy Parade and line up right hand fold with edge of the patterned paper. TIP: Keep an eye on the inside card to make sure it’s straight.
Decorate the front
Stamp the squirrel in Early Espresso ink and colour the flower ONLY with Stampin’ Blends. TIP: Let dry slightly or give it a shot with your Heat Tool and your blend will work perfectly and not smear a bit!
Run through 2 1/8″ layering circle with your Big Shot.
Crop next size up scallop circle in Mango Melody and glue together.
Adhere over top of Tear & Tape with dimensionals.
Get More Creative Fold Card Tutorials
If simple fun folds is how you like to decorate your cards, you’ll love my online Creative Folds class! Full how-to videos and pdfs to make 5 awesome creative fold designs. All it takes is a simple click to make fabulous cards just like this one.
Over to You!
Ok, time to get busy in your craft area!
Here is everything you will need to make this cheerful fun fold card. To order any of these supplies, simply click on an image below.
Make sure you add some coordinating pizzazz to your envelope too. All I did was add two small strips of the DSP to the side of the envelope front. Now all I need to do is letter my friend’s name with my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write marker and it’s ready to pop in the mail.
Want to get your cards noticed? Add immediate interest with card folding techniques for card making – I guarantee you’ll have fun and they’ll LOVE ’em!