Hi everyone! It's Lindsay, from Crafting While Caffeinated Blog & YouTube Channel, here with you today. I am so excited to share my cards with you today! There are times when I want to make my card fronts just a little bit more interesting and fun. And to do that, today I am making my card front different shapes!! Keep reading below to see how I did it!
The Video Tutorial
The First Card
You don't need any dies or special tools in order to create shaped card fronts. All you need is some scissors! I did use a stencil, an OLD one that I bought when I was in high school!! Using a pencil, I drew the heart with a very light hand. Then, I just used my scissors to cut on the lines!
To help the heart stand out from the inside panel I added some stenciling. I did mask a heart on the inside panel just to be sure I would have a space to write a greeting!
The Second Card
If you're not comfortable with your cutting skills, you can use dies for this technique as well. That's what I did on my second card. I used a large circle die to die cut the bottom third of the card off. This gave the card front a nice rounded look! If you don't have dies, you could easily trace a plate and cut with your scissors.
I used a circle die because I wanted to make my card front into a moon for a space themed card. In order to make the front look like the moon, I ink blended with a light gray ink and then with a darker gray ink, I blended in some darker gray circles.
I also needed my moon to look as if it was in space. To do that I added a black strip of cardstock to the bottom portion of the inside panel. I also stamped a few stars with Staz On Pigment Ink in Snowflake. The stamps are from the "Out of This World" stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps
The final touches to this card are super simple! I first stamped and colored the rocket ship image from the "Out of This World" stamp set. Because I colored the image with alcohol markers, I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I did fussy cut the image so I could pop it up with a bit of foam tape.
And finally, I added a sentiment banner. I went with the "I Hope Your Birthday is a Blast!" sentiment from the same stamp set. Versafine Clair in Nocturne is the ink I used because it is my FAVORITE to use for sentiment because it is so crisp!
I hope you all enjoyed a look at how to create shaped card fronts and you found a few ways to incorporate this technique into your own cardmaking!
If you are interested in any of the stamp sets I used today,they are listed and linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!
- Dino Love Joy Clair Stamp Set
- Love Languages Joy Clair Stamp Set
- Out of This World Joy Clair Stamp Set
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