Friday, February 3, 2017

Happy Everything Card | DT

Hello Everybody!
This is my very first design team post here at One Scraptastic Grandma! and I am SO happy to be here! I would like to thank Janice Wilson for giving me this opportunity! I truly hope to craft up to your expectations!

Without further ado…..

I absolutely adore the Hello Lovely collection from the new Close to My Heart, Seasonal Expressions Ideabook, and I’m very excited to be using it along with the newest of CTMH products!

I started out with adhering the blush w/polka dots paper from the Hello Lovely Paper to a White Daisy card base. Next, I trimmed down the whisper paper w/diamond shapes to leave a small border on all sides. Before adhering, I used my CTMH Edge Distresser to rough up all four edges of this piece.
To make the tag, I started with a rectangle and trimmed off one of the corners. I then flipped the little trimmed piece to the other side of the rectangle, lined it up with the corner and trimmed off that corner also. This makes the trimmed corners the same size and angle. Using a tag punch or die cutting machine works great too! I adhered the tag about three quarters of the way down, and all the way to the right of the card front.

Tying the bow was the next step. I’m not sure if you’ve tried, but it’s not all that easy to tie a tiny bow with ribbon, but I Love how this one turned out (I’m pretty picky about my bows lol). The softness of the Blush Shimmer Ribbon made it much easier to tie, and gives this tiny bow just enough sparkle to make a statement.

For the heart I really wanted to use vellum, so I dipped into another collection I’m excited about. 
The Uptown Fundamentals paper pack has black and grey patterned papers, papers/vellum with gold foil, and the perfect, pin-striped vellum for the heart. also used the largest heart in the new Thin Cuts- Basic Hearts die set to cut it out.  When adhering the heart to the tag, adding just a little bit of adhesive to the center (from left to right) of the heart helps hide the adhesive from being seen.
Using the Way to Go stampset from the Annual Inspirations Ideabook, and Archival Black ink pad, I stamped ‘happy everything’ onto a spare piece of White Daisy cardstock and trimmed off any excess from around the greeting. I wanted the greeting to have a bit of dimension to it, so I used the 3-D Foam tape to adhere it to the center of the vellum heart. This also covers the adhesive used to adhere the vellum heart.
Saving the best for last, lol I added the bling! Bitty Sparkles and Gold Glitter Gems turned out to be just the right amount of bling to finish off this card.

Along with scissors and your favorite adhesive, here is the Card Recipe, or list of the products I used, to make this card.
~Card Recipe~

I hope you enjoyed my first project, as I am very excited to get started on my next one! If you like what ya see, leave a comment down below.
We’d love to hear from you!
I hope you have a great weekend!
~Tarina Lafollette

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