Hi Planner Babes its Nita @neatlyplanned here to share this cute card I created to include in some happy mail for a friend who is feeling down. Creating a custom card can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. I love that I can tailor fit a card to fit the personality of the person I’m creating it for.
To create this card here are the supplies you will need:
- White cardstock paper
- Paper Cutter
- Washi Tapes
- Pair of Scissors
- Coloring Medium ( recollection brush markers)
- July Little Bits Patterned Paper
- Glue Stick
- Mommy Lhey Girl with a Plan stamp set
- Mommy Lhey Dream and Believe Stamp set
- Mommy Lhey Inspired Flora
Card Making is like making a good cake, it involves creating layers. The first step to creating a great card is deciding on your theme or occasion. Anytime I create a card I like to start by choosing the stamps that I think fit the occasion best. I like to layout my supplies to make sure I have a cohesive color story. I used my patterned paper as the inspiration for this card. I used a sharp pair of scissors to cut out one of the large flowers from my patterned paper to use on my card. I believe flowers represent growth and new beginnings, so I wanted to incorporate them throughout my card using the July Little Bits floral washi tape and the July patterned paper.
The next step to layering this card is to create die cuts by stamping a few dolls and words that fit my theme. For this card, I choose the sad face girl from the Girl with Plans stamp set. This stamp best represents my friend’s current mood. I then selected the Oh Yes I Can (from Inspired Flora set) and Believe in the Impossible Stamp (from Dream and Believe set) to help encourage her and remind her to believe in herself. I decided to only color in the bow on my doll stamp because I already had color from my pattern paper and washi tape. I like the contrast of the black ink with the pop of pink on the bow on my doll stamp.
Now it’s time to construct your washi tape design for your backdrop. I used the July Little Bits Floral washi tape along with a thin fuchsia washi tape to add more depth to my card. Washi can be a great way to add some flair to any paper craft project. I decided to go to use vertical diagonal lines to cover up the most amount of the white cardstock and add more color to my card.
For your final step it’s time to gather all of your die cuts and begin to place them around your card until you are satisfied with the placement. Once you are pleased with their placement take your glue stick and permanently secure them. Everyone could use some cheering up from time to time, I challenge you to make a card for a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while this week. I hope you enjoyed this post, until next time.