Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Today is the April OSAT Blog Hop where we are creating projects with a floral theme. Below are links to all of the blogs in this Hop, showing more ideas. I have chosen to create a card with Ribbon of Courage stamp set and the Support Ribbon matching dies. These beautiful flowers are a great opportunity to share the technique of how I color die cuts for a project.
April OSAT Blog Hop
measurements for this project
For the card:
Whisper White Thick card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock panel: 4″ x 5 1/4″ & a scrap for die cut
Watercolor paper panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ + scraps for die cuts
colored card stock versus adding color to white card stock
There are many opinions about using color in projects. Some like the look of card stock that comes with color directly from Stampin’ Up! and some like to only use white card stock and add their own colors. I tend to lean toward the white paper.
During the Sale-a-bration promotion that has just expired, I took the opportunity to stock up on loads of Whisper White card stock and earn free products in the process. Winning!! If it’s regular, thick or other whites, I tend to add color in the form of watercolor, markers or colored pencils. It’s all a matter of what is attractive to your eye as an individual.
When creating a die cut, it is possible to get a more unique look by adding color AFTER the paper is die cut. For example, in this project, I added colors that would blend and mix together inside the paper. This look can not be achieved by using pre-colored card stock because it is one solid color. Stampin Blends markers, as in this project today, will saturate the paper and then mix with another added color to give wonderfully blended results. Have you given it a try? Please let me know how it goes for you!
A Hidden Surprise!
There is a special treat inside this card. Here is a graphic that explains how to cut, score and trim the paper to create a hidden compartment inside the card that holds a gift card.
In assembling this little surprise portion of the card, I cut and scored the paper, then used Tear & Tape to hold the two folded up ends together. More Tear & Tape was used to attach it to the inside of the card. I also used a punch to attach to the gift card.
Don’t miss the video tutorial where I create the card portion, on my YouTube channel
For a visual demonstration of this project, CLICK HERE to watch on You Tube.
Here is a list of participants in the Blog Hop, I encourage you to visit all of the amazing projects!
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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