Saturday, 18 September 2010

You're Sweet! Plus a step-by-step guide

Hi guys,

It's been another hectic week; lots and lots going on, so not much time for crafting!

Well, this is my latest card:

And a close-up of the sentiment...

I tried to take a photo to show you the number of layers, but it didn't quite work. And also, sorry for taking the photo against carpet; my lamp has come away from my desk, and the lighting is really poor so this was the brightest I could get for now...

This is such a great stamp set - I bought it months and months ago, coloured the images, and then haven't known how to use them!
Well - I finally found a layout  I liked, and I think it works quite well! Told you I would be using vellum again!

I did some embossing with the sentiment, and some faux-stitching, but other than that it was a very simple card to make.

I'm going to try something new today, and give you a step-by-step guide on how to make the card.
I really appreciated these when I was starting out making cards, and so if it will help anyone out there, then I'll be glad!


Cardstock: Kraft; Paper from DCWV "The Green Stack" collection; Frosted vellum; White cardstock; Chocolate brown cardstock

Stamps: "Sweet Kawaii" by Holly Brooke Jones

Ink: "Chestnut Roan" Colorbox chalk ink; Versamark Ink

Pens and Pencils: Crayola colouring pencils; Signo white gel pen

Tools/misc: Scissors; Dimentional stickers; Double-sided tape; Making Memories corner-chomper; Fiskars Scalloped border punch; Embossing heat tool; White embossing powder


1. Stamp the images onto the white cardstock, and colour with the pencils.

2. Cut the images out, leaving an edge around the outside of the stamped lines

3. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock down to a standard A6 card (14.9cm x 10.5cm), which
    opens upwards.

4. Cut the piece of patterned paper to 14.9cm x 7.1cm

5. Cut the piece of vellum down to 10.7cm x 5.1cm

6. Adhere the images to the vellum using the dimentional stickers, and then add some faux-stitching with the 
    white gel pen, around the edge.

7. Stamp the sentiment using the Versamark ink, on the chocolate cardstock, cover with embossing powder,
    and emboss using the heat tool.

8. Punch the upper edge of the chocolate cardstock, cut down to 6cm x 1.9cm (from the peak of a scallop -
    you'll see what I mean when you come to cut it), and adhere to the bottom of the strip of patterned paper,
    using the tape runner.

9. Adhere the patterned paper to the centre of the kraft cardstock using the tape runner, and then adhere the
    vellum to the patterned paper using dimentional squares.

10. Add some faux-stitching detail to the kraft cardstock, on either side of the patterned paper.

11. Finally, round both bottom corners using the corner-chomper.

... And that's it! Hope that this could be of use to someone out there - if it was, please let me know by leaving a comment! I love the messages from everyone!

Thanks for looking! x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Wee Memories - S.O.S
2. Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall
3. A Spoon Full of Sugar - Fall into Autumn


  1. Oh this is soooo cute! I love the darling little sweets and the faux stitching-CUTE!! So glad you joined us at Wee Memories :)

  2. LOVE this! It truly IS sweet! LOVE the vellum and the faux stitching!

  3. Very nice Tasha! Like the faux stitching and the step by step guide

  4. WOW - love this card! Fab colors and the image is so cute

    Thanks for playing with the Sugar ladies this week


  5. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for playing the Wee Memories challenge this week!

  6. This is stinkin' adorable! Fabulous take on the challenges!


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