Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sending Happy Thoughts - 2 ways by designer Patty Folchert

So occasionally I find value in doing several cards using the same basic design but utilizing different embellies and papers to determine the theme. Sort of an assembly line approach to get several cards made up at once. This is a part one installment of four cards I did with that idea in mind, here are the first two. They were made with brand new Jillibean Soup/ Summer Red Raspberry soup and the Soup Staples III Bite Size Bits sheet with a Hampton Art Stamp set.

Sending You Happy Thoughts by Patty Folchert



This first card ended up being a Valentine for my in-laws and I really loved how it turned out. A basic center panel with double mat design was selected then I corner punched four corners and added the first mat with machine stitching. Next I had some fun with the Soup Staples III Bite Size Bit brick cutout, perfect for a graffiti message I thought. So using a chalkboard marker I grabbed one of my Jillibean Mix the Media stencils and created the background. Next I stamped the sentiment onto vellum in brown ink and cut out in heart shape. All that was left was the wood accents of the cute mini clothespins and a brand new Jillibean mini heart from the wood veneer pack.

The next one I decided to take in a more feminine direction but using the same basic design, just added an additional border strip panel at the bottom. I also attached it at an angle for a playful touch and added a flower wood veneer with a goosebump pink center for a bit of bling. This one also has an extra stamp of smile in brown ink.

Sending Happy Thoughts by Patty Folchert



The real highlight of making these cards was getting to play with the two brand new Jillibean Soup collections, love them so much! So there you have it part one of my Sending Smiles cards, two more to come later in the month.

Smiles Sent,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps 
Hampton Art /Vintologie Stamp & Stencil Set Item #SC0641
Ink
Ranger Archival/Coffee
Papers
Jillibean Soup/Summer Red Raspberry Soup-Sliced Bananas, Red Wine & Bite Sized Bits
Jillibean Soup/Yellow Saffron Soup- Cubed Potatoes
Jillibean Soup/Soup Staples III- Bite Size Bits
Embellishments:
Jillibean Soup- Wood Veneers/Summer Red Raspberry Soup

Other products

Mini wood clothespins; Vellum paper; Bistro Chalkboard Marker;  Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam squares; Tombow/tape runner; Sewing Machine; White Thread

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