Friday, January 17, 2014

Still On Cloud Nine

I have been on Cloud Nine since I learned about the National Papercrafting Month Cardmaking Kit. While I enjoy designing unique cards for family and friends, sometimes it is hard to find the time to be creative. It can be nice to have a kit to help me quickly get a card ready to send to someone.

The card I am sharing with you today is one that I created using paper from the Ariana Paper Packet (X7179B) and Sparkles Black Florishes—Small (Z1916). Both will be available for you to order on February 1, 2014. Other products used were 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151), Colonial White Value Pack Cards and Envelopes (X1410), Colonial White cardstock (1388), Artiste cartridge (Z1790), Outdoor Denim (Z2140) and Crystal Blue (Z2117) Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads and the stamp set from the Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit. Other supplies used: Sponge Daubers (Z726/Z1938) and Spray Pen (Z1380). I wish the photo did this card justice as the green paper strip is not crooked like it appears in the photograph.


Here is a close of of the stamped image:


I cut the speech bubble out of the front of the card/Ariana paper at 1/4 inch larger than you would cut the image to fit the stamp. I used a dauber to apply Outdoor Denim to the words and Crystal Blue to the border then I used a spray pen filled with water to mist the stamp. I sprayed from about 12 inches away so I did not "wash away" the color, then I stamped on the Colonial White die-cut. I really like the watercolor-like look to the image. I used foam tape to pop the stamped image.

In case you are wondering what I meant when I mentioned the die-cut carrier sheet last week, here's a photo:


This is what remains after you punch out the die-cuts that come in the kit. Save this and you can trace the shapes onto your cardstock and cut them out to use on your other projects.

This photo shows what remains after I cut as many images as I can that will create more Cloud Nine cards:


After pulling off the unusable cardstock, I am left will all of these die-cuts to remove from the cutting mat:


I hope you like the card I shared today and am interested in reading your comments. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit is only available until January 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first.

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  1. Hi. I'm a consultant too. When I saw your diecuts still stuck to the mat I thought I'd post a tip I share all the time. I stamp on my diecuts while they're still stuck to the Cricut mat. It keeps them from moving when I'm trying to line up the stamp. I like your blog!

  2. Thanks for the tip. I am sure many people will find it helpful. Thanks again!


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