As of this writing this kit is still available at www.heroarts.com while supplies last so if you would like the set hurry on over to purchase.
The products used in today's cards were minimal. I used the kit, which included a huge, adorable stamp set; coordinating dies for many of the images; the aforementioned cover die; 3 special mini ink cubes in fun fiesta colors; some ribbon; and some pretty handmade papers in purple, green, and turquoise. In addition, I needed scissors, a paper trimmer, liquid glue, and paper (6 colors (pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple) of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock, white card bases, and some gold mirrored paper).
Enjoy this video showing how I made the cards. I have included measurements, other ideas and inspiration, and a supplies list below.
Way #1 -- This is an A2 sized, vertical, top folding card. The front panel is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Bristol Smooth card stock. I ink blended Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink to create my outdoor scene. I cut the bottom off my white cover die cut and colored the outside in a brown Copic marker to create a pergola. I colored the flowers in with pink, orange, yellow, and green Copics. After gluing the pergola to the front of my card, I took Fiesta Time from the stamp set and applied it with Onyx Black Versafine Ink and then some clear embossing powder, which I set with a heat tool. I also stamped and colored the images from the kit stamp set with Copic Markers.
I first attached my pinata by using some white and gold hemp cord which I glued behind the pinata and then covered with another die cut. I then glued it to the center flower of my pergola, wrapping it through the hole for some support. I arranged my die cut images and popped them up with foam adhesive.
To complete the card, I simply attached the pretty frame to the front of my little card.
Way #4 -- This card was created by stacking the flowered edge. I only applied glue to the top line of the cut out; that enabled me to tuck the next die cut underneath. This is one of my favorites and I can't wait to try it in plain white.
Way #6 -- I took the rainbow of scalloped borders and stacked them diagonally across the page. This could be done in a number of ways. I chose close together. I might cut the bottom part off and put the sentiment on the exposed inside. Another idea would be to adhere a few, stamp a sentiment, and then adhere a few more.
Way #7 -- I took these card bases and trimmed off 1 1/4" of the front side of the card. I ran glue along the short edge and attached these pretty borders. Again I can't wait to try this in just plain white; I think it would be beautiful!
Way #8 -- I had many center pieces from cutting out all the different colors and thought this would be a fun way to use them. I took a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of orange card stock and centered and glued the cover die cut in white over it. I chose the pink center piece because I really loved that but I also tried green and yellow and they were equally as pretty. I also think this combination would be fun if the cover die cut was in yellow. Wow, that would pop!
Way #9 -- The card base was created by taking a 4 1/" x 11" piece of card stock and scoring it at 2 3/4" from either side. I then folded in the sides and made sure they matched up perfectly before burnishing the folds. I glued one of the cover die cuts into the center of the card and then cut the other one in half. I made sure to round the cut edges nicely and then attached them to the front of the card. I did not put glue behind the center flowers so that I could take ribbon( that was also included in the kit) and run it through one side, wrap it around the back, and run it through the other side. I then lifted the flowers, applied some glue and, after weighting it down with an acrylic block, set it aside to dry. Wouldn't these make beautiful party invitations!
And, of course, like any great fashion show I included a stunner at the end. This beautiful gate fold card made by cutting gold mirrored paper with the die. Who doesn't love shiny!
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Joanne and Penny