Thursday, September 26, 2013

Layers and beautiful cards by Patty Folchart and Vivian Keh

Need a card to share an Oh So Happy message? Maybe a card saying you are so happy for someone’s recent success or maybe just a beautiful card to say you are oh so happy to be their friend. Then this is the card for you and it is all about lots of layers and lots of stamping!

Oh So Happy card by Patty Folchart

To create this card I grabbed some Echo Park stamp sets and Echo Park papers. I selected a coral damask card base and added a wide strip of vintage music sheet in the center of the card distressing the edges. Then I added a ruler border strip under that one. Next I added the inventory tag after I had tied a double bow with some vintage metallic gold twine. Then I started stamping onto patterned paper the flowers in red ink and the vines and smaller flowers with aqua ink.  I fussy cut them all out and added them in layers as shown. Then using the notebook paper I made a sentiment tag with ticket stub corners. I stamped the sentiment in red ink as well and added some red sequins for a little bling. Then I grabbed some buttons and added those to the large flower centers and some light blue sequins inside to finish them off. 
So for a card that sings happiness to its recipient give this one a try!

Happy to Share,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Echo Park- Bundle of Joy- Girl
Hampton Art/Echo Park-Sweet Girl
Stampin Up/Real Red
Technique Tuesday/Pigment Turquoise
Echo Park/This & That-Graceful -Inventory
White Buttons, Gold Metallic twine, red & blue sequins, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Mono Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares


Chalkboard Effect Card
Hello, Hampton Art friends!  Vivian Keh here today to share a card that follows an uber hot trend in the papercrafting world right now - chalkboard effects!  For my card, I paired Hampton Art/ Authentique "Footloose" IC0233 Cling Stamps with Clearsnap Frost White Pigment Ink, and did everything on color core cardstock from Core'dinations' "Black Magic" Collection - perfect for chalkboard!
Footloose & Fancy Free card by Vivian Keh

I felt this vintage inspired stamp collection would be perfect for chalkboard!

Sanding the edges of this cardstock reveals colors exactly like the chalk colors with which we are all familiar.

Inking up the stamp somewhat unevenly gives the project an authentic chalkboard feeling - no need for a perfect impression!  Doodling with a white gel pen also helps create the chalkboard effect.  I hope I was able to inspire you to give the chalkboard effect a try - it's so easy!
1. Cut all card pieces from Core'dinations "Black Magic" Cardstock, paper punching the central square and horizontal band, and sanding edges of all pieces.
2. Stamp imagery and sentiment with white pigment ink - remember pigment ink is slow drying.  So you can speed it up with a heat tool.
3. Use white gel pen for extra details.
4. Add eyelets.
5. Adhere all pieces together, and add small floral embellishments.
Hampton Art - Authentique "Footloose" IC0233 Cling Stamp Set
Core'dinations - "Black Magic" Colorcore Cardstock
Clearsnap - Frost White Pigment Ink
Martha Stewart - Punch Around the Page
Fiskars - scallop and floral paper punches
Sakura - White Gelly Roll Pen
Making Memories - Eyelets
Viva Decor - Pearl Pen

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