Create 3 Folk Art-Themed Cards Effortlessly

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. It is my pleasure to share THREE projects with Folk Art Stamp & Die Bundle. We all love a handmade card with lots of special touches. This post offers you a few ideas and inspiration on creating Folk Art-themed cards effortlessly!

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Let's start with the easiest one!

Card 1

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I started stamping the image in various shades of blue. This created a lovely gradient effect.
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If you use a MISTI/ stamp-positioner, you can stamp it multiple times to ensure the full coverage. Once you are happy with the stamping, make the die-cut with Folk Art Coordinating Die.
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For the background, all you need to do is adhere the Gold Splatter Navy Wide Washi Tape to the card front (measures 4″x 5 1/4″) and trim off the excess.
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The “THANKS” sentiment was white-embossed (Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder) on Vellum. I then added a piece of Navy Gold Thin Washi Tape at the bottom as accents.

Card 2

The 2nd card also uses only the stamp set and vellum. This is a great way to showcase a delicate image.

04202021-Folk Art Stamp & Die Bundle -001 The trickiest part is white embossing (Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder) the entire image. You can use the anti-static powder and MISTI to get a perfect embossed image.

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The next step is the fun part. Simply use the Artist Markers and start coloring on the BACKSIDE of the embossed image.
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I chose the  darkest colors/shades as the image will show through the vellum the best.  You only need to color within the white lines on the backside and it is stress-free!
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Card 3

The 3rd card is all about symmetry. It requires partial stamping and partial  dry embossing. Let's start with the stamping at the top and bottom.04202021-Folk Art Stamp & Die Bundle-Folk Art Motif 3D Embossing Folder -001
First, I decided where the middle is and positioned the stamp accordingly. I used contrasting colors (yellow and purple).
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Once I finished stamping the image, I positioned the Folk Art Motif 3D Embossing Folder at the top and ran it through my die cutting machine. I did exactly the same with the bottom part.
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The dry-embossed surface from the Folk Art Motif 3D Embossing Folder gives the entire card  extra dimensions and interest. After stamping the sentiment and vines, I embellished the card with a few added droplets of gold glitter.

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I hope my post inspired you to create these intricate-looking projects without much effort and time. Thank you for stopping by!

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9 comments

Cindy C. April 20, 2021 - 10:13

Amazing! You’re so creative, I love you used the embossing folder on the 3rd project! Love them all.

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Maureen Reiss April 20, 2021 - 10:28

Really Beautiful cards!!!

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Michele W April 20, 2021 - 11:32

Thanks for the great inspiration! Although my favorite color is blue, my favorite card is the one with vellum. It really shows off the beauty of this great stamp. I will definitely be giving these ideas a try.

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Marilynn d-r April 20, 2021 - 12:20

All the cards are beautiful and so different. Great inspiration, thanks.

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Helen Budz April 20, 2021 - 13:16

What uniquely designed cards, Virginia. Especially like the delicate look of the third card. tfs-stay well.

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spdybug April 20, 2021 - 13:22

These are BEAUTIFUL!! But….how did you do the 4th card?? The one that says “Thank you for being positive”? That’s really beautiful!!!!

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Virginia Lu April 20, 2021 - 13:51

For the 4th card ( I shared it during the release hop). The techniques I used are: gold-embossing, coloring, die-cutting and ink-blending (background). How easy and fun? Must I convince you to get the coordinating die? Absolutely yes. Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful feedback!

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Denise Bryant April 21, 2021 - 01:23

These are so pretty! Virginia did a wonderful job in creating different looks for each of her cards with these beautiful Folk Art designs!

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tara prince July 9, 2021 - 07:50

such lovely cards!!

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