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Hello, Love! Pink Sentiment Card

Welcome back! I was watching the movie Legally Blonde a few days ago while I was waiting on queue and I remembered how I enjoyed watching this movie for the first time. I don’t think I could have gotten away in law school wearing pink and digesting cases in pink scented stationeries. However, pink is such a soft, warm and friendly color and it would definitely look good on handmade cards.ย  Today, I would like to share with you pink inspired card I made using my Hello Telephone die.

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Hello Love! Pink Card @creativemusetatwork

The supplies that I used for this card are the following: Cardstocks with their respective measurements: White base card – 4 and 3/4 x 5 and 7/8, white front panel – 4 and 1/2 x 5 and 7/8, black cardstock – 4 and 5/8 x 5 and 3/4 and scrap cardstocks in light pink, gold, black, red fuchsia and red glitter foam adhesive for the telephone die cut. I also used a telephone die cut, Distress Ink Pads in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar, Ranger Glossy Accents, Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink, Kuratake Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, washi tape, paddle blending brush, WRMK Score and Trim Board, guillotine trimmer, craft glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, Scotch foam tape, t-ruler and scissor.

After I scored and trim the cardstocks, I lined the washi tape on the white cardstock front panel to mask the areas where I do not want to apply the distress ink. After I applied and blended the Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, I remove the masking and set it aside to dry.

I die cut the telephone die with my scrap cardstocks using my Big Shot Machine. I glued the red “hello” sentiment on top of the black die cut to create a shadow effect on the die cut. To prepare the window, I cut the center of the front panel cardstock with pink stripes with a curved rectangle die and then to create the shadow window, I placed the black cardstock at the back of the front panel with the die cut window and align the smaller rectangle die cut in the middle of the black cardstock. After I made sure that the die is on the center of the black cardstock, I run it through my die cut machine.

I put a double-sided foam tape around the edge of the black cardstock and adhere it on the center of the base card for a recessed look. Next, I assembled the telephone die cut inside the window. I put a small foam tape on the handset die cut and insert it at the back of the switch or plungers to add more dimension.

I run a dot liner at the back of the front panel pink card and adhere it on the center of the black cardstock. For the sentiment, I placed the “You Got Me At” sentiment at the bottom of the telephone with a foam double sided adhesive as well as the “Hello” sentiment. I printed the “You Got Me At” sentiment using Adobe Illustrator.

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I die cut several small hearts on a red cardstock and glued them on top of the telephone and to finish the card, I put Ranger Glossy Accents on the hearts, and small pink dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink. I also used Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen on the “Hello” sentiment for added glitter.

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I hope you like this week’s project. Thanks for taking the time to read and see you on my next post.๐ŸŒธ

Valentines Day Cards

Valentine Glitter Card

Hi! I’m here once again to share another card for Valentines. This will be the last of the Valentines inspired cards that I will be posting for this year. The last card I made was colorful and wacky not your typical mushy Valentines card so I decided to create a simple and back to traditional lovey-dovey Valentine card. In this project, I went back to basics, of course, there won’t be a Valentine card without a heart design so that would be the centerpiece of this project but I wanted to make it more interesting by using a red glitter adhesive foam sheet. (of course, it has to be red lol)

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Valentines Glitter Card @creativemuseatwork

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In this project, I used the following materials: Concord and 9th Cuddles & Hugs Stamps. I used the big heart with sentiments. For the card base, I used a red cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″ and I fold it in half.ย  3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ light pink cardstock , light grey cardstock in 1 1/2″ x 4 1×4″, heart background embossing folder, red glitter foam adhesive sheet, heart shade cutting die with lace trimmings, Lawn Fawn White Pigment Ink, Ranger White Embossing Powder, heat gun and other basic crafting tools.

I usually score and cut the base of the card first using my WRMK scoring board. I cut the other end of the grey cardstock into a fishtail banner. With the heart background embossing folder, I run the light pink cardstock in my Big Shot Machine. I made two die cuts of the heart-shaped die, one in the red glitter adhesive foam sheet and one in a piece of white card stock. The white die cut will serve as a stiff base for the glitter adhesive foam. I used the lace trimming of the die cut. I kept the scrap heart-shaped foam for future ideas. (Alwaysย  keep your scrap paper)

I stamped the heart shape sentiment in a red cardstock using Lawn Fawn White Pigment Ink using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I let it dry for a while then I heat emboss the sentiment “Happy Valentines Day” from the stamps I previously used from Art Impressions Valentine Bear Stamp Set in a small red cardstock. I did some masking when I stamped the sentiment with my Tsukineko Emboss Stamp Pad. The sentiment was not aligned so I masked the sentiment below and stamped the first word “Happy” and then heat embossed it. Then I masked the first word “Happy” and did the same thing with the rest of the stamp to make a one-line sentiment. Once the pigment ink dried, I die cut it using the same heart die for the centerpiece.

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To assemble the card, I adhered the light pink cardstock on top-center of the red base of the card. I glued the grey banner in the middle. I positioned and glued the red heart centerpiece an inch lower from the top part of the card. Next, I used a fine tip glue and placed the red glitter foam sheet around the heart centerpiece. I had to make sure that there are no white spaces peeking on any side of the centerpiece. To finish the card, I used my Scotch foam double-sided tape to glue the sentiment below the heart centerpiece.

 

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Finished project Valentine Glitter Card @creativemuseatwork

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and Happy Valentines Day to everyone! Till next time. Cheer!

 

Valentines Day Cards

Valentines Day Bear Card

Hi there! I’m back with a new card to share with everyone. It’s a Valentines Day card we can give to our family and friends to express our love and appreciation.

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Valentines Day Bear Card @creativemuseatwork

In this project, I used my Valentines Bear Set Stamps from Art Impressions which is perfect for the occasion. I also used a few love-inspired stamps from my collection. The materials I used are the following: Cardstocks (white, black and red), American Crafts pattern paper from their Hip Hip Hooray Paper Pad, Winsor and Newtown Markers, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Embossing Stamp Pad, Ranger White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, and other basic crafting tools.

For starters, I cannot find a good Valentine message on my stamp collection that I could I use for the card so I decided to print one using Adobe Illustrator. You can always opt to do a handwritten message. I got the message from a Facebook post of a dear friend of mine.

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Using my WRMK Scoring Board, I scored and cut my cardstock. The measurements that I used: ( I sort of made some allowances in case I need to trim it down) White: 5 1/2″ x 10″ then I fold it in half,ย  Black: 5 1/4″ x 4 7/8″, Yellow pattern paper: 5 1/8 x 2″ and a white strip in the middle: 5 1/8 x 5/8 of an inch.ย I used a non-Valentine inspired pattern paper as I wanted to make the message and the decorations standout.

I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the bears. This tool is quite helpful when you have to stamp over and over again to make a good impression most especially on big stamps like what I used in this project. I also colored them using my Winsor and Newton Marker. I do not have a coordinating die for these stamps so I had to fuzzy cut each one. I heat emboss the sentiment on a piece of red cardstock with a white embossing powder from Ranger then cut it using my paper guillotine.

To assemble the card, I glued the two pattern papers first in the black cardstock and then the small white piece in the center before I adhere it on top of the white cardstock which will be the base of the card. Next, I put all the stamps together in the center. I used a Scotch foam adhesive for the sentiment to pop-up. I stamped an extra bear with a string of hearts inside the card right next to the message and colored it as well to complete the project.

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Valentines Day Card finished project @creativemustatwork

I really had fun working on this card and I hope everyone would also be inspired to create their own. Till next time and happy crafting!