EASY CARD FOR NEW STAMPERS
Happy Monday, my friend! I hope that you had a good weekend. I must say, I’ve had the best time reading and replying to all the comments from our Scrap ‘N Stamp blog hop! Thanks so much for all the love! I do hope that you visited all of the Design Team blogs, and left a comment on each one. There’s a total of 9 prizes to be won – 8 prizes packs, and 1 $50 Gift Certificate! So quick – if you missed it, CLICK HERE to start at my post. Mine is the last of the 9, so if you start here, then you can hop through the other 8. (the link will open in a new tab, so you can come back & finish reading this post!) Today I’m sharing a card that has virtually no stamping in it! So, not only is this be an easy card for new stampers, it would also be a good card for non-stampers!
LARGE DIE CUTS
I had a card class planned for this past Saturday, but had to be postponed due to illness of one of the participants. It was a group of friends, so since I could accommodate changing it until this coming Saturday, I offered to do that. Two of the participants have only attended one of my classes in the past, so I knew I wanted to keep the cards fairly straightforward. I thought I’d start out with something very easy – using stacked die cuts.
I love a large die cut sentiment! You can do so much with the background. I chose to use up some of my designer paper stash (I have SO much!)
CARD FRONT DETAILS
The key to having fun with these large die cuts is two-fold. First, use an adhesive sheet attached to your cardstock before die cutting. Second, die cut the sentiment at least 3 times and stack them. Doing this gives more dimension, and a bigger impact.
First, die cut the sentiment 2 times in basic black cardstock with your Big Shot. Next, die cut it once in Gold foil paper. Make sure that on the black cardstock, you’ve attached the adhesive sheet, like Stick-It, by Ken Oliver. All you have to do is cut the adhesive sheet to the size of your cardstock, and then peel off 1 side of the backing. Attach the cardstock to the sticky side, and then do the die cutting.
The reason I didn’t put the adhesive sheet on the back of the gold foil die cut is that I wanted to offset if when placing it over the black. This gives the illusion of a shadow behind the gold.
Create your card base of bright green cardstock. Add a panel of black cardstock, and then the bright designer paper. Stack each panel using foam squares or foam tape. Next, remove the backing from the 1st die cut black cardstock, and attach it to the front panel. Now layer the 2nd black cardstock die cut directly on top of it. Finally, add a liquid glue or glue dots to the back of the gold die cut, and attach it on top of the black lettering, offsetting it slightly to the right and down.
Now finish off your card front with some fun sequins.
Of course, you’ll want to attach a panel of white cardstock to the inside of the card base, and stamp a sentiment. But seriously – did I not say that this is an easy card for new stampers? I used products from my stash of Stampin’ Up! supplies, but you can recreate this look with any products, from any company.
Thanks for spending some time with me today! I hope you’ve been inspired to check out your own stash, and get creative!