Welcome back to my blog friends and crafters, I have three more cards I'd like to share with you from Creative Escape Papercrafting (CEP), made from their April card kit. As a reminder, this kit coordinates with the Maggie Holmes "Flourish" collection.
These three couldn't be more different from one another, even if I tried! If you are keeping track, these are cards #5, 6 and 7 for this kit. I still have lots of supplies left (more supplies than time right now!). May is a very busy time for me, so I may not get to posting all my projects here (at least some of the time), but we'll see! (please follow my Instagram posts though, as those will continue).
Feeling like it needed another gold embellishment of some kind, I found in my stash some Stampin' Up! gold epoxy stickers. I picked out the heart and added it to my sentiment tag. To finish off this card I adhered it to the mint cardstock that was in the kit, but after I had added a strip of black cardstock near to the bottom edge, so that you would see just a small strip of black against the rose background paper.
The "Lemon Card" is my 6th card made from the April kit. It is a horizontal gatefold card, but with about a 3/4" overlap. I started with the white cardstock in the kit, cut it to a width of 6" by 9 1/2". I scored the cardbase at 2 3/8" from the top and 2 3/4" from the bottom. I then cut 2 pieces of the lemon specialty paper to the size of the two front sections of the gatefold card. I then decided to use one of the cut apart images as the center of the gatefold card.
I mounted it with dimensional foam tape to the green glitter cardstock I received in the kit. Before adhering this to my card, I decided to cut down the size of the specialty paper on the top portion of my card by 1/4", so that the white cardstock base showed. I liked the contrast and how it made the small white flowers on the specialty paper pop! I adhered the specialty paper to the bottom of my card. I then used some very strong adhesive to the top half of my framed cut apart image and adhered it to the top half of my gatefold card. I then added a removable glue dot to the bottom half of my framed cut apart image. That allowed the card to stay closed, but also be easily opened.
Finally, I picked out the ephemera from the kit that would complement this card. I chose just the top portion of a foiled sprig and a cluster of small-ish yellow flowers. I inserted the foiled sprig inside the top right corner of the window and positioned the yellow flowers outside the window in the lower left corner of the card. After adhering all elements, I adhered my card panel onto the white cardstock provided in the kit, cut to A2 proportions, allowing for a nice white border around the card.
I hope you enjoyed my cards and perhaps they gave you some inspiration in creating some of your own cards. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit me on Instagram as jktaylor911. To see all things Creative Escape Papercrafting, visit their Facebook page and see what all the designers are up to. Please visit the store for featured Card Kits and many other card making supplies.
As always, I wish you many blessings and happy crafting!
I am a retired nurse rediscovering my artistic roots. I make handmade cards, and sometimes include small works of art on my blog as well. I will provide a primary products list and a description of the techniques that I used to make each card, and give credit for layout or design of a card if not of my own unique creation.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
April Creative Escape Papercrafting Fully Loaded Kit, My Love card
Hello everyone, I hope May finds you well and enjoying some warm(er) weather! We are ending a rainy period here in Montana, but it should clear shortly to some beautiful spring weather. Most of the cards made from the April Fully Loaded kit from Creative Escape Papercrafting (CEP) has strong spring vibes- the colors are pink, mint green, yellow, light orange, and several shades of blue/green. A lot of florals and papers with foil accents. The kit coordinates with the Maggie Holmes "Flourish" collection. Also included, are some Nuvo flakes for gilding some of the wood pieces in the kit, or foiling a stamped image like I did.
But let me go back and describe the technique I used to guild the roses image from the Heidi Swap stamp set called, "Only You" that came in the kit. To prep my pink frame paper piece, I first used my Embossing Buddy to eliminate static and any possible oils on the paper from me handling it with my fingers. I then stamped the image in Versamark Ink and applied some WOW! Bonding Powder to the image. I quickly melted it with my heat tool, then applied the Nuvo Rose Gold Flakes, pressing them down firmly to the surface. I then took a stiff bristled brush and brushed away the excess. Do this in a box as the flakes are quite messy! You get sort of a vintage foiling look, as it is not perfectly or uniformly applied. This image has a lot of fine details that did make the foiling more challenging. However, I was satisfied with the result. I then stamped the "my love" sentiment in Distress Oxide Ink, in Evergreen Bough as it matched the color of the roses. I previously had gilded the wooden heart, and after I assembled my card I felt it needed that gilded accent to go with the rose gold foiling of the roses. After adhering my creation to a white A2 card base, I attached a navy ribbon bow at the base of the die cut white rectangle.
This was a simple card, but elegant. The blues and greens take it to a place where I think it is a bit masculine, even though it is floral. I hope you enjoyed my card creation. There are many products on the market for foiling stamped images. Ranger makes a Sticky Embossing Powder that works well, and an older product (I don't know if it is still available) called Stuck on You bonding powder by Stampee Crafts. I've had it for a long time and I like it a lot. To help you foil your stamped images, I do recommend using a stamp positioner, like a MISTI or other similar device to allow you to restamp and apply more bonding powder if the first time did not yield adequate results.
If you enjoy my blog and want to see more of my card creations (I don't post a blog on every card I make), please visit me on Instagram, as jktaylor911. To see other great card designs and videos from CEP's other designers, please visit Creative Escape Papercrafting on Facebook and don't forget to visit the store online at Creative Escape Papercrafting to see their wonderful card kits, but also the many other products recently added to the store (Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle, Concord and 9th, etc.). Visit their Blog for more CEP information from the store's site as well.
As always, thank you for visiting me and I hope you return to see what else I create!
Blessings to you and happy crafting,
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