Hello everyone, this is Yana Smakula and thank you for joining me! Today I’d like to share a photo tutorial featuring one card design 2 ways. By changing up the papers and colors you can easily stretch a card design and get a completely different look.
Here’s a look at the green/copper card:
And here’s identical project done in pink/gold:
This card was published in the Die-cutting Essentials Magazine Issue 25 along with a few other cards done in a similar style – check it out for more inspiration.
Instead of filming a video for this project, I put together a simple photo tutorial describing every step of the cardmaking process. Also, follow my written instructions below for more info:
Begin by creating a 5×7” landscape top folding card base out of white cardstock. I used thick 110 Neenah Solar White paper for this. Die-cut panels out of dark green cardstock and patterned paper using dies from 5×7 Matting Basics A and B sets. Adhere the two together. Use foam adhesive to adhere onto the card base (I used a solid layer of fun foam to make my card sturdier).
Die-cut a border by using dies from the Graceful Brackets set out of copper glitter and white pearlescent cardstock. Since the card is wider than the bracket border itself you’ll need to elongate the border by continuing the cut on left and right sides. Adhere copper glitter border cut onto pearlescent border and both card base.
Die-cut main element using dies from the Curled Grace Oval set out of copper glitter and White pearlescent cardstock (use Outer Border and Inlaid Curls dies). Adhere copper glitter die cut onto pearlescent die cut and offset slightly. Foam mount onto the card.
Die-cut label from the Beautiful Dreamer Stamp And Die set out of pearlescent cardstock. Die-cut Outer Oval and Inner Oval dies from the Curled Grace Oval set out of copper glitter cardstock. Attach the oval frame onto the label as shown, foam mount onto the card. Foam mount solid oval shape.
Die-cut insert from the Beautiful Dreamer Stamp And Die Set out of green cardstock. Heat emboss sentiment in white embossing powder, foam mount onto the card.
Embellish with white pearls.
- S4-732 Curled Grace Oval Dies
- S4-705 Graceful Brackets Dies
- SDS-055 Beautiful Dreamer Stamp And Die Set
- S6-001 5×7 Matting Basics A Dies
- S6-002 5×7 Matting Basics B Dies
- PL-001 Platinum™ Die Cutting And Embossing Machine
- T-001 Tool ‘N One
First Edition Sweet Nothings 12×12 Paper Pad; Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110 LB cardstock, My Colors Cardstock Hunter Green 12×12 cardstock, My Paper Studio Solid Glitter Copper 12×12 cardstock, White pearlescent cardstock; White Self Adhesive Pearls; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments Stamp; Hero Arts White Embossing Powder; Versamark Embossing Ink Pad.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and have fun die cutting!