How to Make a Textured Card

How to make a layered and textured card with DIY texture paste.

final enjoy card

The other day I shared about making your own texture paste. What I didn’t share was what to do next, so here is one example of its use. The background leaves are all made with my homemade texture paste.

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card parts

This card has a few layers and textures. The card base is layered with a beautiful metallic Kunzite cardstock from CutCardStock. The next layer is the leaves made with DIY texture paste. Because of the slight depth from the texture paste, I thought the sentiment would need to be elevated from the front of the card.

layering word

The word enjoy was cut from white cardstock three times and once from Rinea foiled paper. I then layered them all together to give the word additional height. If you are interested in Rinea foiled paper use my discount code of “TRYIT” for 10% off your order.

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closeup

Finally, a close-up of the card front so you can see the layers and depth of all the parts used. If you look closely, you can see I used a gem to dot the j instead of the layered cardstock, adding one additional texture to the card.

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Watercolor Card

How to paint with watercolor pencils.

with Yasutomo

final card

My favorite gold watercolor is Reddish Gold Japanese Watercolor from Yasutomo. So I was excited to see Yasutomo at the Namta/Creativation trade show. I was given a set of watercolor pencils, they aren’t even released yet. So I tried them out and made a thank you note to send to them.

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watercolor pencils

When I got home a tried the pencils and painted a flower. The pencils are really nice and creamy.

flower painting

I really like how the pencils; when water is added, have a result that looks like watercolor paints. But the pencils are so versatile with the ability to add details. You can see the watercolor blending in the flower petals and the detail in the center of the flower.

I chose to use the flower image on a card and of course, I had to use my favorite gold watercolor. The base of the card has a napkin applied with Nori paste, when dry, I used the gold watercolor to bring out the texture. The textured cardstock also has the gold watercolor applied. The belly band made of vellum has a sentiment in gold embossing powder to connect it all together.

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Floral Circle Card

Make an elegant floral card with this free SVG file. Great for weddings and anniversaries or any special greeting.

with CutCardStock

final card

What a beautiful card that could be used for a wedding, an anniversary, or just a special greeting. You can add your own sentiment or leave it as is. I love how the neutral colors coordinate together. Three different papers were used to make this card.

cardstock

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The papers used were Stardream Metallic in Quartz for the card. Stardream is my favorite cardstock because it has a shimmer to the surface. Cut the floral element from MirriSparkle Glitter in Gold, and the vellum insert from Curious Translucent in Clear.

cricut

I cut the file on a Cricut Maker. As a reminder, set the red lines to score and load your scoring tool before setting the file to cut. Similar weight cardstocks can be cut at the same time. Set your machine to 100lb cardstock for the Stardream and the Gold Glitter and run the cut twice. Just push the go button again without removing your mat.

parts

The cut file has three parts to glue together. Any adhesive will work, I am using Reptile Craft Adhesive. I’ve placed it into a smaller bottle (as seen in the photo above). You can purchase the pearl gems at the Dollar Tree.

circle box

If you would like a coordinating gift box, see the following link: Circular Box

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file for the card. [Elegant Card SVG]

close-up of card

This view shows the detail of the decorative piece on the front of the card. I like the dimension gained from the addition of the pearl gems as well as the see-through element of the vellum.

card standing

The above view of the card shows off the see-through quality of the vellum.

Card Making

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.

For the sentiment, I used a word from the Word Art file located in the store. You can access that file here: https://tryit-likeit.com/product/word-art/

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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.

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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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Making a Magical Greeting Card

Making a magical greeting card that sparkles and shines.

final card

What a fun greeting card to make. It glitters and sparkles. The stencil-designed paper was the inspiration for making this card, along with the card base that has a metallic glitter to it. Adding different elements of glitter and sparkle helped to unify the pieces.

You can learn how to make the reversed stencil design at the following post: [reverse stencil]

Materials:

  • CutCardStock Crystal Stardream
  • CutCardStock Vellum
  • Zing silver embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • the Works Board
  • magical stamp
  • Versamark stamp pad
  • iZink dye spray
  • Best Glue Ever

The above image shows how the cardstock and the stenciled image both have similar glitz to them. The stenciled image was sprayed with iZink dye in silver to add sparkle.

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I like to add a hint of the outside to the inside of cards. For this one, I added a strip of the stenciled paper along the edge.

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Weave a Ribbon Greeting Card

Make a woven ribbon greeting card with this SVG file. #affiliate #SVG

with CutCardStock

ribbon card

I had an idea for weaving ribbon through a card and here is the result. I love how you can change the look by changing the color of the ribbons. What about trying paper strips instead? Don’t add the bow and add a sentiment strip instead would also change the look of the card. It is so versatile.

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I used this beautiful Stardream Metallic Crystal cardstock. The cardstock is smooth and metallic. The cardstock has a mica pearlescent coating on both sides. It really is beautiful and shimmery in person. Changing the color of the cardstock would also change the look of the card – again so versatile.

I cut the SVG file on a Cricut Maker. The cardstock is heavy, you might find cutting it twice will help.

Here are all the parts I used to make the card. I used an additional piece of cardstock inside the front flap of the card because one of the ribbon strips was sheer. Depending on the ribbon or paper strips you choose this might not be necessary.

tape inside

I chose to use double-stick tape inside my card to hold the ribbon ends in place. Using a stamp pad to hold back the ribbons while placing the tape was a big help.

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the shop to download the SVG file for the card. [Ribbon Card SVG]

Miniature Card Making

Having fun making a miniature card with Scraperfect.

front of card
front

I enjoy making cards of all different sizes. I don’t limit myself to a standard size. Mini cards are sometimes the most fun cards to make. Probably because I have a love of all things in miniature.

stamping
stamping

Stamping images for die-cutting, I often stamp them more than once – just in case. And when they are small it takes up very little room. You can even use up scraps this way.

die cutting
die cutting

Using the mini stamps and dies I might as well also use my Mini Maker from Makers Movement! Taping the dies in place with washi tape helps to keep them aligned.

parts of the card
parts of the card

After coloring the rose with markers and pencils, I am ready to put the card together. Notice I used washi tape on the front of the card and mitered the corners.

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gluing
gluing

Using the no-clog writing cap on the Best Glue Ever lets me control the small amount of adhesive that is needed when working with small elements.

inside
inside of card

Typically you place your images on the front of the card but in this case, it is a surprise on the inside!

How to Make a Fairy Door Card

Making a Fairy Door card with Fairy Stamper. The door opens with a fairy inside.

with Fairy Stamper

card

The moment I saw the Fairy Door stamp, I knew the door needed to open. I chose to stamp on papers I had made with my Gelli plate. I enhanced those pieces and did a bit of fussy cutting. You can see the entire process in the video tutorial towards the bottom of this post.

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Fairy Stamper stamps

Materials:

  • Fairy Stamper stamps
  • stamping block
  • black ink pad
  • cardstock
  • Xyron
  • scissors
  • Distress Oxide
  • blending brushes
  • Izink spray inks
  • DIY gold spray *
  • woodless pencils
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer
  • Gold Watercolor
  • paint brush
  • foam tape
  • Pebbles candy dot in green glitter
  • the Works Board

    * Make your own shimmer spray [gold spray]
fussy cut

The above image shows the Fairy Door stamp on a Gelli plate print after being fussy cut. The Gelli plate print dictates the colors that get used for the rest of the process.

After a bunch of different steps, the four pieces that make up the card are ready to be put together. In the end, I chose to color on top of the Fairy Door stamp but that could be easily done before the card is put together. I used enough foam tape that I was easily able to color on it after assembly.

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Here is the card finished with the door open and the little fairy condo dweller answering the door.

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Floral Notecard Free SVG

Make these simple notecards with the free SVG file and card stock from CutCardStock.

with CutCardStock

top fold notecards

Sometimes it is really nice to have a simple but elegant notecard on hand for when you need to write a quick note. The SVG file for this notecard can be adapted into a few different styles. The image above shows one with a color insert that can be changed to any color you desire. Or leave the notecard plain like the card on the right. You can stamp to add a sentiment or add additional design elements if you desire.

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The Royal Sundance Card Stock in Brilliant White is the foundation for the notecard.

Use a personal cutting machine that works with an SVG file. I used a Cricut Maker at a setting of 100#. Because the design is 8.5″ x 11″, and the card stock is the same size, you have to pay attention to the alignment on your mat. The file will make two cards from one sheet of card stock.

Video Tutorial:

close-up detail

The close-up image above shows the cutting detail of the SVG file, the color insert, and the beautiful texture of the Royal Sundance card stock. It also shows how well the cardstock cuts the delicate centers of the petals.

Making a set of these notecards would make for a nice gift. As an option, you could insert a different color into each one of the notecards for a rainbow set of cards.

The SVG file for the Notecard is available at: [Floral Notecard]

If you would like to make a notepad with the same design, there is an SVG file for that as well. You can find it at: [Floral Notepad]

Fairy Card with Heart Stems

Follow along to make this fairy card with heart stems. Lots of techniques included.

Today I am working with a stamp from Fairy Hugs called Alexa. She is joyful and playful so I added an array of three different colored heart stems behind her to amplify her action. The card doesn’t have a sentiment. I like leaving them blank until later so the card can be used for a variety of different occasions. I can always add a sentiment but changing one isn’t that easy.

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Materials:

  • Alexa stamp
  • stamp block
  • black ink
  • colored pencils
  • embossing plate
  • CrossOver II
  • heart stem die
  • clear embossing powder
  • Versamark ink pad
  • heat tool
  • purple ink pad
  • card stock – a variety of colors
  • tape runner
  • foam tape *
  • scissors *
  • Brother Scan n Cut
  • Wink of Stella
  • Blue metallic marker *
  • Cricut Paper Trimmer
    * items were purchased at the Dollar Tree

A variety of different techniques were used in putting this card together. You can see them step by step in the video tutorial below.

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Above is a close-u image of the card so you can see some of the details. The final touches while seem small really do add to the overall vision of the card.

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