Hello friends! We’re moving early next week (I still have plenty to pack – I’m posting some photos on my Instagram Stories in case you’d like to see), but in the meantime I have new cards and a video to share. Today I’m joining Spellbinders March release blog hop and brining you 10 cards created using their March Classics release which is all about basic shape dies. I talk in detail about 2 projects in this post and video and I share supplies for the rest of the cards at the bottom of my post.
The cards I have today were created awhile back (aside from the 2 video projects) as part of the “packaging” projects – the cards that you see on the Spellbinders packaging. I had a blast making them as I wanted to share them with you as I believe that basic shape dies are always the must haves. If you have the basic elements – circles, ovals etc – you can use your other supplies and build upon them.
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I used colored cardstock from Simon Says Stamp in Doll Pink, Orange Peel, Sunshine, Banana and Cotton Candy to die-cut the largest oval from the Scored & Pierced Ovals set. I arranged my ovals “fanning” them out on the base hot pink oval, taped them in place and die-cut once again one by one using same oval die to create colorful partial ovals.
To stamp the sentiment I used my mini MISTI tool and placed my ovals one by one inside the MISTI stamping sentiment onto each of the layers going across 4 of the ovals.
If you assemble your colored cardstock oval and than stamp sentiment you’ll ruin your piece as you will have different number of cardstock layers and you’ll end up overstamping the sentiment in one part and under stamping in another even if you use a stamp positioner. So stamping the sentiment onto each oval separately and than assembling the oval cluster is a better idea.
My sentiment reads Party Like You Mean it and it comes from the Birthday Palooza stamp set by Cathy Zielske for Simon Says Stamp. To have a lot of contrast I used black ink for stamping.
Once my stamping was done I adhered my ovals together forming a colorful oval cluster. Next, I used my paper trimmer and cut the oval to be able to fit it on an A2 card base.
I had a lot of leftover oval pieces, I saved those and used to create another, similar card. I just needed to die-cut one more hot pink oval for the base.
I adhered my oval onto a white card base covered with white woodgrain paper from Hero Arts. I love using this paper for super simple and clean projects as it adds a nice amount of detail to my cards. I also use black foam adhesive tape and foam mounted “Like You Mean It” right under the stamped “Party”.
Finally, I used Nuvo Drops in white and embellished my cards with a few drops here and there forming a visual triangle around the sentiments on the colorful ovals.
This handmade card uses Nuvo Drops as a final touch. Want to see 4 other ways you can use Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios in card making? Check out this article – 5 Ways to Use Nuvo Drops.
White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Rose Chintz, Ballerina Pink, Watermelon Pink); White Woodgrain Cardstock; Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Good Times; Black Ink; Fun Foam; Nuvo Jewel Drops in Rosewater
White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Rose Chintz, Ballerina Pink, Antique Gold, Candied Yam); Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Merci; Black Ink.
White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Rose Chintz, Ballerina Pink, Watermelon Pink, Antique Gold, Candied Yam); Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Mini Messages; Black Ink; Fun Foam; Nuvo Jewel Drops in Rosewater
White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Lemon Lime, Crisp Green, Herb Garden, Forest Green, Hunter Green, Tropical Sea, Pale Aqua); White Woodgrain Cardstock; Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Good Times; Nuvo Jewel Drops – Sea Breeze; Black Ink.