Today I am sharing two cards using two of the newer sets from Joy Clair Stamps! I have packed this video tutorial full of so many different techniques – an easel card, the chalkboard technique, dry embossing, heat embossing, etc. To see how I put these two fun cards together, you can watch the full video tutorial below!!
Starting with the first card, I first did some die cutting. One of my favorite and most used techniques in die cutting is die cut inlay to create a frame. I used two rectangles, inlaying the smaller into the larger, and then running them through my die cutting machine to create a nice frame for my Rose Sentiment stamp! To give this frame an even more “realistic” look a little more interest, I ran it through my die cutting machine inside a wood grain embossing folder. Then, to help intensify that embossing, I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the top. I also used that same embossing powder, along with Antique Linen on white card stock die cut that I made with the smaller of the rectangle dies. After distressing the edges, I heat embossed the Rose Sentiments frame and sentiment using Copper embossing powder. To finish off this card I adhered the frame and the inside sentiment panel to an A2 white card base.
So the first card was pretty simple, this second card is a bit more involved, but still pretty simple to complete! I had to first start with an A2 top folding base and an A2 kraft card stock panel. On the front panel of the card base, I scored in the middle at 2.75″ to create the “easel”, making sure to crease it VERY well. Next up, I wanted to create the look of a sign that you might see outside of a coffee shop on the sidewalk. So I used a small rectangle die and did some “selective die cutting on the bottom of the card and the kraft A2 panel as well. I laid the die in the center of the bottom of both panels to cut out the bottom and create “legs” for the sign. I also ran the kraft panel through my die cutting machine with my wood embossing folder, adding Distress Ink to bring out the texture.
On a black card stock panel, that I cut to fit “inside” the sign, I stamped my sentiment from “Coffee Quotes” in white embossing powder, not taking too much care to swipe away any stray embossing powder flecks and I also didn’t bother wiping away the white marks from my embossing bag. It adds to the chalkboard effect. After heat setting the powder, I used my colored pencils to highlight bits and pieces of the sentiment for added color and interest. Finally, I added my “side walk” piece inside the card base as a stopper to hold up the easle. I simply scored a piece of gray card stock to give the side walk squares effect to finish off the card!!
If you didn’t already, I would HIGHLY recommend watching the video tutorial above. It is a big lengthy, but packed full with techniques, so much so I couldn’t add them all in the write up of these cards or we’d be here for awhile!! So go check it out!!!
I hope you all enjoyed today’s video tutorial and both cards I shared! I am loving creating some die cut/punch art/shaped cards lately and I couldn’t have been happier with the finished look of this one. Also, the first card is going to be one of my go to designs for future sympathy/praying for you cards. This is simple, elegant, and quick for those moments you need a quick but beautiful card for an unexpected event.
If you are interested in any of the Joy Clair stamp sets I used in my cardmaking adventures today, you will find them all linked up below! (Affiliate links are used, at no additional cost to you) Until next time, Happy Crafting Everyone!!!