Good morning, everyone! Becky here, your humble editor. Did you enjoy all of the sneak peeks we posted from CHA? Loads and loads of goodies to share with you in our upcoming fall issue! We also have a fun new company to share with you tomorrow!
Today I’d like to share a couple of cards with you that use some basic embellishments in a fresh and fun way—stickers and die cuts. For the most part, both are pretty straight-forward embellishments in papercrafting, but they can do so much more besides adorn a page or card. In my sample projects, I’ve used them to create a couple of really fun peek-a-boo cards (honestly, I racked my brain trying to figure out a good name for these little guys, but the whole peek-a-boo thing sort of stuck!).
In this first card, I used a bunch of sticker words by Doodlebug Design to hold the two pieces of my card front together.
Supplies: cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); patterned paper, word stickers, pearls (Sugar & Spice by Doodlebug Design); glitter (Melissa Frances); pens (Copic); digital stamp (Pink Petticoat); adhesive (Helmar, Xyron)
In this second card, I designed it with the same principle as the first, but used a die cut mason jar to hinge the two pieces together instead. When you peek through the gap, you’ll see a bouquet of flowers in the background, which are actually on the inside of the card.
Supplies: cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); patterned paper, word stickers, pearls, glitter (Doodlebug Design); jar and label dies (Spellbinders); patterned paper (Pebbles); pens (Copic); digital stamp (Tidlyinks); adhesive (Helmar, Xyron); baby powder, soft brush
Fun, eh? Join me on Wednesday for a photographic how-to so you can make a card just like one of these! Get your stickers and die cuts ready, and I’ll see you in a couple of days!
~ Becky Fleck