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Today I'm sharing two more cards featuring products from the newest release, and you can find the entire kit and caboodle of awesome products right here!
Let's get to the cards!
Are you a DIY-er? I'm not really.....to be honest, I spend so much time crafting that the thought of coming up with other ways to do DIY stuff around my house makes me want to take a nap! But you can combine the DIY mindset into the crafting mindset and guess what you get?
A DIY Cover Plate!
Just take your leaf dies from the Hello Autumn set and die cut them repeatedly across a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 inch cardstock and, voila! You've got yourself a die cut background made from your DIY cover plate.
Start off by creating a background of some kind (I choose to create a watercolor background from various Catherine Pooler inks), and then mount your die cut background piece with foam tape, adhere it on to your watercolor background, and you'll be set to go! Just add a sentiment (I chose to emboss a greeting from the stamp set on to a strip of vellum), and then you've got yourself a beautiful card!
One additional thing I did on this card was stamp the inside layers of the leaf images with the new Twilight ink, to give some added depth and dimension on the leaves. I also added a bit of twine to tie in the gray shades on the leaves.
Okay next--who doesn't love a good rainbow card?! This card was so much fun to make, and it was REALLY easy!
I stamped the Angled Squares background stamp on to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of watercolor cardstock with a light water-soluble ink.
I then smooshed various CP inks on to an acryllic block, picked them up with my waterbrush, and then painted them on to my cardstock, following the lines of the stamp to create the bands of color.
After the background was completed, you can kick it up a notch and add some details with a white gel pen!
I stamped the "kind" word from the Kind of Wonderful set and then colored in the tiny floral images with sparkle markers, and then I used the Three of a Kind die to cut out the word before gluing it on to the shadow piece that the die cuts out. I chose to cut my shadow piece out of vellum.
I adhered the entire kind word (with the vellum shadow piece) on to my background, and then chose to add a couple words on to a separate white strip and glue that down as well. I then trimmed down the panel a bit and glued it on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.
At this point, you can add a finished edge along the top and bottom of the rainbow panel however you want! I chose to tie in the black sentiment by adding strips of black washi tape.
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2. Kelly Martin (you are here!)
3. Tracie Pond
4. Susan Powell
5. Laurel Beard
6. Ilina Crouse
Inks: Midnight, Party Dress, Tiki Torch, Tuti Fruiti, Grass Skirt, Aquatini, Something Borrowed, Grape Crush, Peppermint Scrub, Orange Twist, Mandarin Spice, Twilight
Accessories: Copic Spica Glitter Pens, Twine