Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Some Kinda Wonderful Birthday

Hello, I'm so happy you stopped by today! Quilt patterns are a great source of inspiration for creating backgrounds on cards. I put together this card using zip strip pieces and scraps from the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack.

I added my "quilt" pieces to a black cardstock base, which made them look even more vibrant. Since the background has so much pattern going on, I kept the sentiment piece simple. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black pennant shape to play off of the black an white in the card. The white enamel dots mimic the white dot pattern in one of my quilt strips. I backed the black pennant with a piece of the raspberry patterned paper to make it stand out from the backdrop. The sentiment piece is adhered with dimensional foam as well.

Don't forget to decorate the inside of your cards too!

Edited to add:
I should have included my process for making the background. I drew the design on grid paper to create a template to follow. I used my clear ruler to space each piece 1/8" apart. I found it easiest to place the long blue piece toward the bottom right corner first. Hope this helps!

Have you played along with the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge yet? The challenge is simple, just create something using the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack, or any of the colors featured in that pack. I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies used:
X7217B Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack
A1189 Short & Sweet Sentiments
C1662 Wise Guy Birthday
1386 Black Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2105 Black Ink
Z2172 Whisper Ink
Z891 Versamark Ink 
Z2068 Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z3314 Black & White Dots
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

Monday, April 3, 2017

Three Amigos April 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three Close To My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping, and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd of each month, we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

This month, the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack (papers or color palette) will be the focus of our projects. I used the feature paper, and accented it with Pacifica and Black.

My daughter deserves the credit for the design of this card. We sat down together to create one day (yay!), and she cut around the hills and added a sentiment to the top left corner of her card. I loved how it was simple but with impact! I stamped my sentiment with the Black Mini Pigment Ink Pad and heat embossed with black embossing powder (you could use clear detail embossing powder too). I put liquid glass on the black areas of the "hills" to coordinate with the shine of the sentiment.

Photographing the shine was a bit of a challenge. I tried to add bling and ribbon to the front, but everything detracted from the simplicity of it. I opted to put some black and gold ribbon from the Uptown Ribbon Pack behind the front panel instead. The panel is popped up with Thin 3-D Foam Tape on a Pacifica Cardstock base.

I finished off the inside of the card with a few more "hills" and used a journaling pen to draw a border.

Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!

Supplies Used:
X7217B Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Packet
X5759 Pacifica Cardstock
1385 White Daisy CS
C1674 Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z2503 Basics Mini Pigment Ink Pads Set
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z3289 Uptown Ribbon Pack
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1979 Marvy Uchida Le Pen Journaling Pen
Z555 Craft Heater
Other: Black Embossing Powder (retired)