For today's blog post, I'm going to be showing you all the last 5 cards that I created with the July 2019 Pink and Main "Pen Pal" card kit! I'm really happy with how all of these turned out. I used the papers, stamps, specialty card-stock, twine, envelope die, stickers, and sequins to create these cards. Let me know which one is your favorite in the comment section below! Note that all of my stamped images were colored with my copic markers. I chose my markers based on the color scheme that was in the pattern papers in this kit. I also created my card bases with the heavy-weight card-stock that came in the kit. Here's a look at my latest creations! Also, be sure to check out my Youtube tutorial below to see how I made these cards.
As soon as I saw this little stamp with the mailbox I immediately thought letters to santa! I created this adorable holiday card using multiple distress inks to create my snowy night sky. I first laid down my mask, which I just hand cut with my scissors to create my snow bank. Then, I worked on my night sky. The lightest color I used was salty ocean, I then added some faded jeans around the edges, and then I added a little bit of black soot to the very edges of the panel to really give it that night time feel. I added some water splatters using my spray bottle to give the background some interesting texture. Now this is a holiday card, so of course I'm going to break out the Hero Arts puffy white embossing powder! I used the powder to create my snowflakes in the background. After that I just stamped my sentiment and added my stamped images from the stamp-set to create the cutest little Christmas scene!
At this point it's no surprise that my favorite image in the stamp-set and pattern papers is the cute little pup with the envelope in its mouth. I decided to keep this card fairly simple by just using the pattern papers from this kit to create a shaker card featuring the adorable puppy! I created the shaker by die cutting a square frame using my stitched square dies. I die cut my frame from the shimmery silver paper that came in the kit. I added some acetate and 2 layers of foam tape behind my frame. I then dumped my entire sequin pack (I know I wasn't stingy this time) onto an orange die square. After that, I just attached my acetate window on top and voila! you got a perfect shaker card. All I did was add one of the puppy cut aparts to the center of the shaker, and attached that onto my card panel which I created with one of the pattern papers in the paper pad. I also popped up my sentiment, which I stamped onto a white die cut banner.
For this card, I utilized the larger envelope stamp that came in the stamp-set. I used 5 stamped envelopes and the larger die cut envelope to create this unique accordion fold card. I started by stamping the sentiment "sending smiles thinking of you" on to my 5 envelopes. I then glued each envelope downwards onto a strip of 110 lb white Nina card-stock. (I would recommend 80 lb so it's less bulky) I made sure to leave a slight gap between each envelope. Using my Martha Stewart scoring board I added score lines in between each of the envelopes. This creates the accordion fold! Just be sure to fold backwards, forwards, backwards, forwards. I attached my last envelope directly into my die cut envelope. To make sure my accordion wasn't loose, I used twin to secure it. I then added my large envelope onto a large die cut orange banner and adhered everything onto my turquoise polka dot panel. To add some more color, I decided to add a strip of the envelope pattern paper to the side of the card. I also added a few hearts as embellishments. Oh and OF COURSE I added the puppy with the envelope in its mouth!
Here's a slightly more simple card. As you can tell, I've really enjoyed my pattern paper envelopes so I thought hmmm why not create a banner with them? Using the twine that came in the kit I created a string banner equipped with 2 bows on either end. Between the 2 bows, I added a bunch of envelopes in different colors and patterns! To really embrace the pen pal theme of this kit, I thought it'd be cute to add both girls that came in the kit. I grounded both the girls with the rose gold washi tape that came in the kit. I also stamped my sentiment "write back soon" onto a heart die cut. I popped up my sentiment with some foam tape and added 2 of the rose gold heart stickers that came in the kit.
I knew I had to use the small envelope die cut one last time, so I created another fairly simple card just using the pattern papers that came in the kit. I die cut my envelope from some orange polka dot paper. After assembling my envelope, I decided to tie some twine around it. One of my first ideas when I got this kit was to add one of the cut aparts from the kit to the inside of my envelope, so I went ahead and used the notebook paper cut apart. I stamped the sentiment "not junk mail write back soon" onto the cut apart and loosely added that in the inside of my envelope. I decided not to attach it with glue, as I thought it could be a fun interactive element on this card. I glued the envelope onto my rainbow card-stock die cut square and added a few heart embellishments along with a few of the rose gold hearts sticks. I decided to pop up another "sending smiles" sentiment on to the card, which I stamped onto an orange banner.
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