Follow along the creative process for making a card, staring without a plan.
and the Creative Process
I began making this card without a plan. I take you through the entire creative process from start to finish using minimal materials. The process begins with ink smooching to make a background for the card. And from there, choose colors that coordinate.
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The sentiment is raised using foam tape and the bloom is tucked into the top. You also get a sense of the glitter splats from the Unicorn Spit paint.
The image above shows the finished card and a peek to the inside. I like to take elements from the front of the card and carry them into the inside. You can also see the slight 3D effect of the bloom on the front of the card.
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Make greeting cards using up your scraps can be an enjoyable creative process.
Making a card doesn’t have to be difficult. Using up your scrap pieces can be an enjoyable creative process and useful too. I keep my little scraps in a basket on the side of my craft table and then put color coordinating pieces together. When there are enough of them, I start to make cards with them.
I used cardstock and Rinea Foil but any paper will work. I didn’t cut down or adjust the pieces. I find it a fun creative process to work around these constraints and find a pleasing composition.
I color my own gem stickers to coordinate with the design. This tip is a great cost-saving. I didn’t add a sentiment to the card. This makes the design flexible for a variety of different uses and I can personalize it when it’s needed.
If you would like to see how I created the foiled embellishment: https://youtu.be/IZIdyWZ0BSc
A close-up view. The card is a bit difficult to photograph but is beautiful in person.
Make a fall greeting card with products from the Makers Movement.
with the Makers Movement
The Makers Movement sent me a recently released die set and card stock pack. The fall colors of the card stock were perfect for making a card. The leaves cut out in two different tones of green were placed in a circle to make a wreath. I really enjoy the fall colors in the card stock pack.
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card stock – white and patterned
Rinea foiled paper
Let’s Get Cozy Die
washi tape punch
I chose to work with coordinating paper that included two shades of green to make the wreath. The curved leaf die was perfect for the circular shape of the wreath.
I began getting the parts needed together. Cutting the leaf shape on the CrossOver II. My favorite thing about the CrossOver II is the adjustable steel roller bar, which allows various thicknesses to cut easily. The sentiment was an afterthought so I cut it on the Mini Maker. Both machines are made by the Makers Movement.
To see the card being put together, watch the video tutorial below.
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Make a mini mica card using up materials you have on hand.
I like making cards that are alternative sizes. This is a good technique for using up scraps and materials you already have on hand. I am using a lot of materials to make this simple card but you don’t have to have them all to make a similar card. Follow along with the video tutorial to see how this simple card is done.
Versamark ink pad
alcohol ink marker
Here is a close-up of the finished mini card. The mica powder really shines in person. I like how the colors are enhanced by the black cardstock.
Let me know what you make cards in a variety of different sizes. I think mini or small are my favorite.
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I was recently asked to make a layered stamped card. Using a blended ink technique for the sentiment, I thought I would share my process here for how to blend the ink and then stamp it. I really like the subtle blend and it worked well as a background for my stamped sentiment. I am sure to use more ink blending in the future, how about you?
large flat stamp
water spray bottle
ink pads (I used 5)
blended and stamped
You don’t have to spritz with water but I think it helped with the ink blending. And the cotton swab technique is a lifesaver, I am so glad I stumbled upon that technique!
Finally, I cut out a square shape from my stamped image and used it on the card at the top of the post.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or know some one Irish? Make this lucky card to send them a greeting. It is a quick card to make with a personal cutting machine. I really like the 3D aspect of the shamrocks (clovers), and there is one lucking one hiding among the others.
Some products used in this post were provided by the following companies: Cricut, CutCardStock, Scrapbook Adhesives
You’ll want to grab the SVG file to make the card and cut it out on your personal cutting machine. I used a Cricut Maker.
Grab this free SVG file to create a layered greeting card. @scraperfect #sponsored
Today I have a post on ScraPerfect for this beautiful layered greeting card. I am sharing the free SVG file below but if you want to see the entire post and the video tutorial follow the link: [layered card]
I used a Cricut Maker to cut and score the card stock. Don’t forget to set the red line to score before cutting.
The SVG file contains additional layers that weren’t used in this project. Feel free to use as many or as few of the layers as you desire. The additional layers are shown in blue and create a slight outline.