Open Road Collection 3 Ways with Jennifer Kotas
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Open Road Collection 3 Ways with Jennifer Kotas

Hello! My name is Jen Kotas and I’m so happy to be on the Spellbinders blog today. I’ve got three cards to share with you made using the new Open Road collection. This is such a fun and playful collection that gave me the opportunity to play around with color. 

Open Road Collection 3 Ways with Jennifer Kotas

Head in the Clouds Card

This collection can be used for masculine or feminine cards and anything in between. Playing with the color combination was the key to making these cards extra special. 

Open Road Collection 3 Ways with Jennifer Kotas

  • Emboss the Head in the Clouds Embossing Folder on a piece of 4” x 5 1/4” white cardstock and adhere to an A2 card base with craft foam 
  • Add teal and pink ink lightly starting at the center and working either up or down
  • Die-cut the On Cloud Nine dies from white cardstock and one large one from gold cardstock 
  • Stamp the sentiment from Open Road Sentiment Stamps with black ink on a large cloud die cut
  • Back the sentiment cloud with the gold clouds slightly offset
  • Adhere the plain clouds throughout the card with thin foam squares
  • Add the sentiment cloud with thicker foam tape
  • Adhere iridescent jewels throughout 

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink, Salvaged Patina Distress Ink, Neenah Solar White cardstock, Sunny Studios Iridescent Jewels, Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink, Craft foam, Scrapbook Adhesive Thin Foam Squares, Currency Cover Gold cardstock.

Balloons Congratulations Card

Open Road Collection 3 Ways with Jennifer Kotas

  • Emboss the Head in the Clouds Embossing Folder on a piece of 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” white cardstock and adhere to an A2 card base 
  • Die-cut the pieces from the Open Road die set out of teal and silver for the car and pink for the balloons
  • Place foam tape behind the teal car and assemble. Add detail pieces with liquid glue. 
  • Stamp “happy” on the balloons using the Open Road Sentiment Stamps with embossing ink and white embossing powder
  • Die-cut the On Cloud Nine dies from white cardstock and add pink ink to them
  • Stamp the sentiment from Open Road Sentiment Stamps with black ink on a large cloud die cut
  • Place a thin black thread behind the balloon before adhering with thin foam squares to the card 
  • Add the car to the bottom of the card securing the thread under the foam tape 
  • Add stamped cloud in the center, clouds below the car, and clouds around balloons with thin foam squares 
  • Adhere pink hearts throughout with liquid glue 

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink, Neenah Solar White cardstock, Bearly Arts Precision Glue, Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink, Craft foam, Scrapbook Adhesive Thin Foam Squares, black thread, Hero Hues Peony and Paradise Cardstocks, Sunny Studios Heart Confetti, Simon Says Stamp White Detail Embossing Powder, Embossing and Watermark Ink.

Happy Birthday Card

Open Road Collection 3 Ways with Jennifer Kotas

  • Emboss the Head in the Clouds Embossing Folder on a piece of 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” white cardstock
  • Ink blend pink ink from the bottom to the middle and teal ink from top to middle. Splatter with water and white gouache and allow to dry
  • Stamp the sentiment from Open Road Sentiment Stamps with black ink on white cardstock and cut into a strip
  • Die-cut 12 balloons from the Open Road die set from white cardstock 
  • Once the embossed panel is dry, cut down to 4” x 5 1/4” and place on an A2 card base with Craft foam 
  • Arrange balloons in a cluster, hold them together with a piece of masking tape, flip over and add foam tape. Flip them back over and add them to the card. Add liquid glue where needed
  • Cut several pieces of white metallic embossing thread and adhere under the bottom balloon
  • Add sentiment strip below balloons with foam tape, holding threads in place
  • Tie a small bow from the same thread and adhere to the bottom balloon
  • Adhere iridescent jewels throughout

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink, Salvaged Patina Distress Ink, Neenah Solar White cardstock, Bearly Arts Precision Glue, Sunny Studios Iridescent Jewels, Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink, Craft foam, metallic embossing thread, white gouache.

The letters in the stamp set can spell out several different words and the sentiments in the stamp set are very lovely.

You can see more card-making tutorials on my blog, Who Stole My Glitter, or visit my Instagram page for more inspiration.

Thanks for visiting!

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