Hi everyone! I’m Leslie, from Love To Scrap 2, and I’m totally stoked to be a guest designer for The Hedgehog Hollow this month! I have created several projects with awesome goodies in the March Subscription Box, and the first one I’m sharing today is a card featuring stamps from “Inspire Me” and “Craft Together” stamp sets.
This design was really fun and easy to do. So grab a cuppa and hang with me for a few minutes while I share my process for creating this card.
Create your card base and any plain cardstock layers you might want for the front and inside. A standard 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” card base was used here, however, any size card base would work.
Create the front focal panel by randomly cutting 10 strips from patterned paper. Varying shades of green, teal, aqua and blue were used here. (Note: You may need more or less than 10 strips depending on the width of your strips and your finished card size.) Do this twice, making the panels as close to identical as possible by cutting two pieces of patterned paper at a time (one for each panel).
On the backside, Scotch-tape one set of strips together and Washi Tape the other set of strips together so the strips can easily be separated later. Stamp the focal sentiment (from the “Inspire Me” stamp set) in black ink on both panels in the same spot. A stamp positioner was used here.
Trim the Scotch-taped panel and layer it on black cardstock. Separate the three strips you want to use from the second panel (by pulling off the Washi Tape) and layer them on black cardstock, leaving a very thin border around each strip. Then layer the three strips on similar colored craft foam, trimming around the edges once the glue is dry.
Stamp the small sentiment (also from the “Inspire Me” stamp set) in black ink in the bottom right corner of the card base. Adhere the focal panel to the front of the card base and then adhere the three foam strips on top of the corresponding areas on the focal panel.
Embellish the inside panel as desired and stamp the inside sentiment (from the “Craft Together” stamp set) in black ink. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card base.
Randomly place small and medium black gemstones on the front of the card to complete the project.
The Hedgehog Hollow products used (from the March 2020 Subscription Box):
- “Inspire Me” stamp set
- “Craft Together” stamp set
Other products used:
- Light and dark teal cardstock
- Black cardstock
- Paper trimmer
- Black ink
- Stamp positioner
- Craft foam
- Small and medium black gemstones
For additional details and photos of this card, see my blog post over at Love To Scrap 2! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!