Tuesday, January 21, 2014

3 cards by Leanne Allinson

 "Just for You" card, by Leanne Allinson

Hampton Art:
stamps: Jillibean Soup | Chilled Cucumber Soup
ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black)
paper: KI Memories | Peace and Butterflies (KIV0407)
other: white cardstock, pearls, machine stitching, foam tape, silhouette portrait.

Hi Everyone!  It's Leanne here today and I wanted to share a few simple tips when it comes to creating layers on cards.  When using a busy patterned paper on smaller cards, try to find a print that has smaller images.  The KI Memories paper pads are ideal for creating fun and bright paper backgrounds without being too overwhelming.  Choose a one or two base colors from the patterned paper and then create layers with the solid colors.  The details on the card should also coordinate with the base colors.  This will help achieve a cohesive and balanced look for your card.

 "You're Awesome" card, by Leanne Allinson

Hampton Art:
stamps: Bella Blvd| Sand & Surf
ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black)
paper: KI Memories | Peace and Butterflies (KIV0407); Doilies (KIV0405).
other: white cardstock, rhinestones, machine stitching, silhouette portrait.

Make a feature on your card by using a simple but oversized shape.  The large heart and banner creates interest on this 4"x4" card which would otherwise be a little plain! Using the Bella Blvd 'arrow' stamp helps to draw the eye towards the heart as well.


"Love You More" card, by Leanne Allinson

Hampton Art:
stamps: Jillibean Soup | Cold Avocado Soup; Chilled Cucumber Soup.
ink: colorbox | pool; Stampin' Up! (real red)
paper: KI Memories | Argyle (KIV0405)
other: white cardstock, machine stitching, foam tape, border punch.

Need a quick Valentine's Day card? Here is a bright and fun one created from KI Memories paper pads.
1. Trim cardstock to size and fold in half - 4"x8"
2. Using the KI Memories | Argyle paper pad, trim the reverse side of one of the patterned paper sheets for the solid color (red)- 3.75" x3.75".  Adhere to cardstock.
3. Trim a coordinating patterned paper sheet (I used the arrows) to 3.5"x3.5".  For added detail, machine stitch around the outside edge with white thread.  Adhere to the centre of the solid color (red) creating a border.
4. From the remaining original solid color (red) punch a border strip - 3.5" in length. Overlap the patterned paper and lining up edges with the first solid color (red).
5. Choose two more coordinating solid colors to match the patterned paper and create two banners.  The wide banner (green) and narrow banner (turquoise) overlap the top of the red border strip and the patterned paper.
6.  Stamp the Jillibean Soup 'xoxo' image onto the turquoise banner using Colorbox | pool.
7. Stamp the Jillibean Soup | 'Love you More' image with red ink onto some white cardstock.  Trim around the stamped image and adhere to the solid red color from the paper pad.  Trim to leave a small border around the outside edge.  Adhere to the card.


  1. Ohhhhhhhh these are gorgeous!!! I love the colors!!!!

  2. Stunning cards, & great tips....thanks for sharing.....my fave card is the Valentines one...love that big sentiment block:):)))