Can you believe it’s February already?! This year has started with a bang and it’s sure moving fast. Our Global Stampers February Blog Hop is featuring the Love/Wedding theme this month. In NZ, Valentine’s Day isn’t celebrated in the large scale like in the USA but we’re in the middle of wedding season right now, so the theme still fits. Let’s have a look at what I’ve created this month.
I haven’t purchased any of the love themed sets in the Occasions catalogue yet, so I decided to show you some projects using other sets.
I recently saw the Pop Out Card technique shared on Splitcoast Stampers & I knew I had to try it out for this month’s project. I put my own spin on it & came up with this clean and simple ‘celebrate’ card.
This project is the perfect card to congratulate a happy couple on their nuptials or even on their engagement. To create the pop out effect, I cut two of the word ‘celebrate’, one using the Champagne Foil & another from Whisper White Thick. I adhered them both together, leaving the first & last two letters of the word unattached to allow it to pop out the oval opening. Then I adhered the entire base piece of the word to the inside of the card.
I used the second largest one from the Layering Ovals Framelits set. Here are some close ups and the inside of the card.
I kept the rest of the stamping simple so that the word ‘celebrate’ pops out more, no pun intended hehe 😉
Next, lets have a look at the cute love birds card.
This is another clean and simple card that’s handy as a Valentine or a just because card for your loved one. I’ve prepared a photo tutorial on how to create the circle with the branch poking out from it.
Here are the steps:
- Stamp your image & using a pencil, mark where you would like your circle to be punched
- Roughly trim around the area of the branch you want poking out from the circle, then place it into the punch with the branch out
- This is what the image looks like after it is punched
- Trim around the branch again to finish
Here is a close up of the focal piece and the inside of the card.
I absolutely love the texture of the new Simple Stripes embossing folder. It adds so much texture but still allows the project to keep the clean and simple look. I also softened the Whisper White cardstock for the focal & sentiment pieces by sponging a bit of Soft Sky ink. I’ve kept the inside simple too with only three little hearts in the corner.
I hope you enjoyed these projects today & they’ve inspired you to look at your sets differently & to find them useful for love/wedding themed projects.
Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and check out the rest of the projects the other amazing Global Stampers have for you this month.
Click forward to hop to Fiona from Wokingham, England or back to Valérie from France.
Here’s a list of the Global Stampers in case you get lost:
- Alicia Yap (you are here)
- Ann Lewis (she’s taking a break this month but will be back with us next month)
- Fiona Whitten
- Robbie Rubala
- Valérie Perlin
Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.
Until next time, sending you lots of crafty hugs!