Hello Poppy Peeps!
Happy Valentine's Day! It's Sphoorti again with four whoppin' cards for you today! You'd think they'd be Valentine cards, but I'm still stuck in the holiday-card mode, so here we are!
These are SO easy to mass produce and still pack a punch, so a sentiment isn't even needed! It's perfect for when (like me) you've missed the deadline of sending out Christmas / Holiday cards but still want to send something wintery to your friends and family, but have no idea on what to say the card is for!
The products I used for these cards are as follows. You can find the full list at the bottom of this post (including pictures).
- 2531 Adelaide Snowflakes craft die
- PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die
- 2539 Flowing Curves craft die
- FP1002 Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 pack
- FP1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack
THE CARDS SANS SENTIMENTS:
For the cards without the sentiment, I started with ink blending some card stock with Distress Inks in greens or reds. I splattered the ink blended panels with some Perfect Pearls mixed in water in the silver and gold shades.
I cut out some Adelaide Snowflakes using the gold and silver colored foil card stock from the Mirror Pads.
I took some panels of white card stock that I layered with my favorite Diamond Dust.
I cut up the inked card stock panels into smaller strips and laid them horizontally along the median of the card or on the edges. I used the Diamond Dust panels wherever there was blank white card stock.
Then, I took the Adelaide Snowflakes and foam mounted them at the center of the card or along the median.I'm not used to making cards without a sentiment, but I couldn't get myself to put anything else on these cards. What are your thoughts?
THE CARD WITH THE SENTIMENT:
For this card, instead of using the Diamond Dust panels, I used the Flowing Curves die cuts and adhered them on a white card panel (white on white, so it looks dry embossed). I took a panel of vellum (you can't tell from the pictures, but it's actually vellum), and matted the green ink blended panel with it. I foam mounted this on the card panel with the Flowing Curves. I adhered the Adelaide Snowflakes directly to the inked panel and scattered some gems here and there, and at the centers of the little snowflakes. I used a reverse hot-foiled "You are the best" sentiment from the PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die and adhered it to large snowflake in the middle and that was it!
Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which of the cards was your favorite? Do you think that cards without sentiments are not cards at all? I'd love to hear your opinions! Thank you for visiting! See you soon!