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Conffeti Card

Hi there! Have you ever seen a see through card? LOL. As redundant as that sounds, today I’m posting another of those crazy ideas I come up with. I’m constantly challenging myself, specially now with the blog, to create different sort of things. I do have inspiration sources like everyone, but I don’t like to copy things. I did replicate when I first discovered card making, to practice and learn. But now it is different. Another thing that forces me to create versatile designs, is that I do not own as plenty of crafty products as I would like, or like many or most crafters have. We don’t have craft stores here, like there are in other countries. There’s basically one boutique that carries some products and not all are new releases. Anyways…

Let’s get back to the card! This is the second birthday card I create for Hero Arts, this time for their challenge’s rainbow category. I have had the idea for this card for days now. And thankfully, it worked. Check it out:


Materials
Spellbinders: A2 Matting Basics, Blossom
Ranger Distress ink in: Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Embossing Ink.
Stampendous: Spanish Greetings
Inkadinkado embossing powder in red (ends up like a darker tone of pink)
Wow Heat Tool
Merletto Confetti
Cre-a 7/8″ pink ribbon
Bazic double sided tape
Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Other generic materials
Heavyweight white cardstock
Vellum
Plastic Bag

Let me tell you that the card is quite firm, and the best of it is all that confetti moving inside the transparent pocket. I really like this flower shape confetti. The card overall makes me smile…

Please let me know what you think, I would like to hear your feedback.

 This card is participating in:

Birthday Challenge – Rainbow

Hero Arts

What’s your Style? 
Clean & Layered
Gloria Designs Challenge Blog
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DIY Embossed and Stenciled!

That is right! As I showed you in the last post, I managed to make my own stencil but now I’m also experimenting different ways to stencil… I’m in creative mood! Today’s card is thought for Hero Arts Birthday Challenge in the Metallic category. First of all, I’m honored to be able to join this challenge, because my first stamp set was from Hero Arts. And the sentiment I used for this card and the last one (DIY Stenciled Card) is precisely from that set! It feels like it was AGES ago! LOL

Anyways, I had to try something different and also test the durability of this homemade stencil. Let me tell you, it is really resistant. I have used it 4 times, with pigment inks and now distress embossing ink, and it’s all good!

I made sort of 3 color combinations. I used gold, silver and a mix of both to create a blended effect in some parts of the card. This powders work great even when blended, so try to experiment and maybe you’ll find it useful. Another thing I did is, I used lightly textured heavyweight paper to give the embossing a different effect.

To finish it I die cut a polaroid shape, using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and the largest of the Classic Square Small set. Finally I added a little gold ribbon bow.

Materials
Spellbinders:
– Butterfly Magic
– A2 Matting Basics
– Classic Square Small
– Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Inkadinkado Embossing Powder: Glam Gold, Silver Starlight
Zap heat tool

Imagine Crafts: Sponge Dauber
Hero Arts: Friends are Treasures
Merletto Stickers
Bazic Double Sided Tape
1″ X 36 Yard (1296″)
Other generic Materials
Heavyweight cardstock: white
5/16″ gold ribbon
Vellum

Hope you like it and find it useful. Hero Arts thanks for having me!

This card is participating in:

Anything Goes

Case Study Blog

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DIY Stencil Card

Hey everyone… It’s no secret stencils are IN! And I’ve been planning to make a stenciled card for a while. I do not own any stencils yet, but I knew I could come up with something. I am the kind of crafter that has learned to multitask with one same die. This time it was no different. I made my own stencil from heavyweight paper and a Spellbinder die. This was the result:

I stamped a sentiment on vellum and finished it with some lilac gems. Very simple but colorful and fun card, and a perfect friendship Valentine’s card.
Materials
Spellbinders: 
– Butterfly Magic
– Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Colorbox Painbox Pigment Inks
Hero Arts – Friends are Treasures
Inkadinkado Embossing Powder – Hot Pink
Merletto Diamond Stickers
Imagine Crafts: Sponge Dauber
Other generic Materials
White heavyweight cardstock
Vellum
Hope you find it useful. Search your die collection, you may find something that could actually work as a stencil. That’s all for now. ‘Til next time!
7Kids Challenge Blog
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog

Valentine’s for Kids 
My Craft Spot Blog 

Color by numbers
Paper Issues

Note: I did die cut the image first, and then use it as stencil. I didn’t use the actual die to stencil.