Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am featuring a Torn Paper Strip peekaboo card. Sadly the patterned paper that I used for these cards is no longer available. I would say that the lesson in this is to get what you really want when you see it. That is not always economically feasible but do let me know as I will always try to help you out as much as I can!
Torn Paper Strip Peekaboo Card
The premise behind this card style is to do a controlled tear in the panel on the front of your card to expose some pretty patterned paper tucked in behind. If you don’t have this pretty paper you could also create a stamped scene. I have made a video tutorial so you can see exactly how it is done. The only drawback with this card is that it is not really easy to mail. This one should be given in person!!
Do you see the difference in the two cards? The main difference is that I sponged the edges of the torn strip on the card on the left with soft suede ink. There is also a larger margin showing on this card (1/4″ instead of 1/8″) The card on the right has some ink spatters from the Deep shade of Blends.
Take the Party Inside
I finished off the inside of the card using the Grassy Grove bundle. Sponge daubers were used to add some garden green ink to the image that was stamped in soft suede. I’m really happy with how that turned out. If you want to see more cards made using this Grassy Grove bundle, check out my older blog post here.
If you are like me, it is so nice to actually see a technique in action. Here you go!! I hope you enjoy it and that you also subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Don’t forget the thumbs up!! Thanks so much. I hope that you know how much of a difference you can make to my business, even if you can’t purchase Stampin’Up! supplies from me. Simply by sharing my work you help me reach a broader audience.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope that you have a super day and that you were inspired to do some stamping of your own.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today my post features Grassy Grove. I am on a simple kick lately. Beautiful cards can be simple. Often they are even more beautiful due to their simplicity. These cards fit the bill. Let’s take a look shall we?
Grassy Grove Cards
The Grassy Grove bundle includes a stamp set with beautiful words and images as well as dies to take your breath away!! When you combine the stamps and dies with the New Horizons paper it doesn’t take much to make a stunning card.
I made these cards in my Stamping Through My Stash weekly video. The card at the top was made as a result of many mistakes. I am sure you never make any mistakes stamping, but you can live vicariously through me!!
I think these cards would be particularly suited for sympathy cards or thinking of you. They evoke calm and peace. Trust me when I say that they are even nicer in person.
This last card is made by layering two die cuts over each other for a shadow effect. Evening Evergreen is layered slightly offset over Soft Succulent.
New Horizons Scenic Paper
I find that it is always hard to see how beautiful our paper is in the catalog. I took some pictures as well so you have a better look. If you like it, trust me, when you get it you will LOVE it!! The first picture is of the inside of my “mistake-filled” card.
Video Play Date
If you want to join me for my Stamping Through My Stash video featuring the Grassy Grove bundle and the New Horizons paper, then watch this video which goes public at 10am EST today. When you watch it be sure to give me a thumbs up if you like it and click the red subscribe button on the bottom left hand corner. The reason I keep asking you to do this is because it can really help my business. I love making cards, but this is not just a hobby for me, it is my livelihood! Thank you for your support, it really does mean the world to me.
I published the video early just so I could include it in my blog post and you don’t have to wait until 10am to see it!! Thanks so much for joining me today. The wind is picking up and I am driving to my parents place shortly and then tomorrow to the airport to pick up Gerard!!! Yayayayayay!!! We will be sure to do a video together to say hello. Have a super day.