Hi everyone! It’s Jenny from JC Cards back again to share with you my second project showcasing the stamps and dies from the Handmade Collection by Stephanie Low. If you missed my previous post, you can find it here. My project today features the Yarn and Happiness stamp and die sets.
I love some of the cross stitch pieces in the collection – they coordinate perfectly with the knitted images for a faux hand-stitched look, so I’ve combined them together on today’s card. The card was inspired by antique stitched samplers!
To create my card, I first stamped my background panel. I used the floral cross-stitch image from the Happiness set, and stamped it in rows across a 4” x 5.25” panel of white cardstock in a muted blue-green ink. The stamp wasn’t quite long enough to fit across the entire panel, so I snipped it and then added the additional edge (it fits together perfectly for future use). For an aged look, I ink blended Antique Linen Distress ink over the edges, fading out towards the centre.
I created a frame from Spellbinders silver foil cardstock by die-cutting two of the A2 Matting Basics B frames together. I also used just one of the frames to die cut a rectangle of Spellbinders canvas. I then layered the canvas and the stamped panel at angles with liquid adhesive onto an A2 white card base. I added the frame over the top at an angle with foam tape.
The knitted flowers from the Yarn set were stamped twice in clear embossing ink onto white cardstock and heat embossed in silver. I colored them in pale brown/pink and grey-blue tones using my watercolor brush markers, blending out with a blender pen. I stamped the cross-stitched Happiness Is sentiment using two of the same brush markers to co-ordinate with the flowers, blending the first color into the second (just swipe the marker across the stamp a few times). The Homemade sentiment was heat embossed in silver as before.
I die-cut out each of the images with their co-ordinating dies, and before mounting with foam squares onto the card, I edged each with Antique Linen Distress Ink to really give it that aged ‘heirloom’ feel.
- SDS-072 Yarn
- SDS-076 Happiness
- S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B Dies
- PLP-001 Platinum Pack 1
- PLP-003 Platinum Pack 3
- PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110lb, Catherine Pooler Designs Premium White; Ink: Catherine Pooler Designs Seafoam, Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen; Embossing Powder: WOW! Silver Superfine, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (028 Pale Pink, 064 Oatmeal, 072 Beige, 092 Blue Grey, 034 Dull Blue, 033 Persian Green), Zig Blender, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares, 3M foam tape, mini ink blending tool.
This card was so much fun to make – I hope you enjoyed the post! Please feel free to leave me a comment below if you have any questions. I will be stopping by again very soon with one more card created using the Handmade Stephanie Low collection.