Hi everyone, it’s Kelly here today to share a card using the awesome products from the new Hipster collection. I combined a couple of my favorite products from this line — the wood die cuts and tape strips — to create some really fun accents for my card. I love the wood die cuts as they are, but thought it would be fun to spice them up a bit. Here’s how it all came together….
First, I took one of the wood banner die cuts and covered it with a printed vellum tape strip. Since there was some overhang, I just flipped over the die cut and used a craft knife to trim right up to edge. And a 1/8″ hole punch worked perfect for the two holes on the side.
For the next wood piece, I wanted to add a shiny finish. I pressed the wood piece into my VersaMark ink pad, coated it with clear embossing powder and used my heat gun to set it. Then, before it cooled, I dipped it back into the embossing powder, heat set it again and then repeated this two more times. By doing this multiple times I was able to achieve a nice thick glossy finish over the entire piece. And when I’m working with small pieces like this, I like to use a tweezers to hold on to the die cut to avoid burning myself with the heat gun. You could have also achieved this same look with Glossy Accents, but it takes quite a while to dry and sometimes I’m just not that patient. ;)
Now that I’ve got my two wood embellishments ready for the card, I’m moving on to the sentiment. I really just wanted a simple sentiment that I could stamp repeatedly, so I did some stamp surgery. I know this may scare some people, but I love to cut apart my clear stamps. It gives me so many more options for using the images and you can always put them back together how they were intended.
I used a sharp craft knife to carefully cut the word “hello” from the middle of the TV . Then I stamped the sentiment several times using grey and orange ink. I wanted the words to fit within the blue die cut frame, so I lightly traced the frame with a pencil, so I knew exactly where I needed to stamp.
Next I adhered a vellum tape strip and the blue frame to my card base.
Then I topped it off with my wood die cut embellishments and a couple green triangle stickers. And as a finishing touch I rounded all four corners of the card.
Hope you enjoyed the card today!