Love Gatefold Card
Love, Stamps of Life

Gatefold Love Card

Hello!

Here is a card I made for my husband for our 20th wedding anniversary. I wanted to make a simple love card so I decided to make a gatefold card and use the Love Statement Set from The Stamps of Life.

Love Gatefold CardLove Statement Card

To see a tutorial on how I made this card, be sure to watch my YouTube video at:

Watch YouTube Video Here: https://youtu.be/_gOs3H3ri3o

Supplies Used:

Banana Cardstock – https://amzn.to/2KDQphp
Strawberry Cardstock – https://amzn.to/2WN1Cn2
Cloud Cardstock – https://amzn.to/2MSCqqD
Powered Sugar Cardstock – https://amzn.to/2IKtoGP
Me & You Collection Patterned Paper Pad – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Patterned-Paper-MeandYou.html
Rectangle Die – https://amzn.to/2IN6gYi
Stitched Rectangle Die – https://amzn.to/2IQMv1V
Sizzix Framelits by Stephanie Barnard 661120 (gatefold) – https://amzn.to/2IKlJZf
Sizzix Thinlits Half Card Panels by Stephanie Barnard 661839 – https://amzn.to/2Q3j2oS
Love Statement Set – https://amzn.to/2Fa6PdB
Strawberry Ink – https://amzn.to/2MUjI1O
Artichoke Ink – https://amzn.to/2Rnpp7g
Banana Ink – https://amzn.to/31ECjm6
Sky Ink – https://amzn.to/2KjcceR
Guava Ink – https://amzn.to/2WPPS35
Seaglass Ink – https://amzn.to/2WL8r8B
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform – https://amzn.to/2KkkIKF

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Lisa

Copic, Flowers, Love, Spectrum Noir, Stamps of Life

The Stamps of Life Fan Group Weekly Challenge – Flowers – Card 3

Hello!

I was asked by Kristin Bost, a design team member for The Stamps of Life, to host a weekly challenge in The Stamps of Life Facebook Fan Group. Of course, I said yes. I just love the stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life. I’ve been a member of their Die Hard Club for two years and just recently joined the Card Kit Club. More information about their Kit clubs can be found here – http://www.thestampsoflife.com/club.htm

The theme for the weekly challenge is flowers. The only rule is to use products from The Stamps of Life….easy peasy!!

I made six cards and will be posting them on separate blog posts. Each card also has a You Tube process video which I will link in the blog post.

Card 3 – Wheelbarrow

For this card, I just love the pinks, blues, yellows, and oranges. I decided to color the flowers in similar colors as shown in the patterned paper using my copic markers.

Bunch of Flowers3

Bunch of Flowers4

Wheelbarrow Process Video

Supplies Used:

  1. Sizzix Flower with Stem Fold-its
  2. Wheelbarrow2stamp
  3. Wheelbarrow dies 
  4. Sizzix 661833 Framelits Step-Ups Dies By Stephanie Barnard (For Grass)
  5. Oh Joy 6×6 petite patterned paper pad
  6. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Kiwi
  7. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Gingersnap
  8. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Candy
  9. Lawn Fawn Premium Jet Black Ink Pad
  10. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock 
  11. Sparkle and Sprinkle Tear-ific Tape
  12. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ivory Seashell
  13. Copic marker – YR14 
  14. Copic Marker – YR31
  15. Copic Marker – RV52
  16. Copic Marker – RV55
  17. Copic Marker – BG01
  18. Copic Marker – BG05
  19. Spectrum Noir markers – CT1, CT4, TN3, TN4, TN6, TN9

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Lisa

Love, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day, water coloring

Love Heart Fold-It

 

heart fold it front finalHello!

On my blog today is another Valentine’s Day card using The Stamps of Life products. I made this card using the Sizzix Scallop Heart Fold-it and cranberry card stock. First, I die cut the heart fold-it card base. Next, I die cut the large solid heart (the one that shows as the watercolored background) using the Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad and then used Spectrum Sparkle pens (Moonstone, Cosmos, and Rose Quartz) to watercolor the background using the same watercoloring technique that I used in my Love Heart Card. I cut the top layering piece of the heart out of the same cranberry card stock that I used for the card base. Before die cutting. I put double sided adhesive on the back of the card stock before running it through the die cut machine. This helped tremendously when adhering the piece to the front of the card.

To create the love sentiment, I used the Moonlight Spectrum Sparkle pen to watercolor a piece of the Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and then die cut the word “Love” using the Love Statement Set. I used the same Cranberry card stock for the shadow layer.

Using a yellow ribbon from my stash, I tied a bow on the side of the heart.

For the inside of the card, I used the large solid heart die from the Sizzix Scallop Heart Fold-it to die cut a heart using white card stock and then adhered it to the inside of the card. Using the Onyx Black Versa Fine ink pad, I stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.

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Happy Crafting!

Lisa

Love, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day, water coloring

Love Heart Card

Love Card with Heart Final

Hello!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day or just to say “I love you,” this card is so beautiful with its vibrant colors.

First, I die cut the heart shape from the heart die in the Heart Background – Limited Edition die set from The Stamps of Life. I die cut it using Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad.

Step 1

Next, I water colored the heart using Spectrum Sparkle markers. The colors I used were solar red, emerald green, and blue topaz. After I put some color down, I used a paint brush with a small amount of water to spread the color on the heart.

Step 2

Next, I used the center heart die cut and layered it inside of the big heart and die cut it onto white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive on the opposite side of the card stock. This made it easier to adhere cut piece in the next step.

Step 4

Next, I peeled the heart away from the adhesive and adhered it onto the colored heart.

Using the same water color method as described above, I colored with the solar red Spectrum Sparkle marker onto the Bristol Smooth paper and spread the color onto the paper using a water brush. Next, I die cut the shadow layer of the Love die from the Love Statement Set from The Stamps of Life.

Next, I used the Love word die and die cut using white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive onto the back of the white card stock which made it easier to adhere to the shadow layer. (Note: In case you are wondering, the shadow layer of the Love die cut in the picture below is a slightly darker pink than the one on the finished card because I actually die cut the Love piece twice to create two identical pieces for two cards. It shows darker here because for this die cut, I applied more ink onto the paper.)

Using Ocean card stock from The Stamps of Life, I cut an A2 size card base. Next, using the Hooray patterned paper pad from The Stamps of Life, I die cut a piece of patterned paper using the large stitched rectangle die.

Step 3

I adhered the stitched rectangle piece of patterned paper to the front of the card base. Next, I adhered the heart on top of the rectangle piece and then I adhered the Love statement to the bottom right corner and ended with a pink bow at the top of the card.

 

Love Card with Heart Final

 

For the inside of the card, I die cut a large stitched rectangle from Candy card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.

inside

Love Card with Heart Final

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Happy Crafting!

Lisa