How to Pick and Mix Supplies to Create Stunning Card Projects

by Terri

Hey there. crafty friends! Terri here today, sharing 2 cards that use my formula, showing how to pick and mix supplies to create stunning card projects. Sometimes I want a project that's not only stunning looking but also packs a punch with its meaningful sentiment. To make this theme work, the juxtaposition has to be just right! That's where my handy dandy formula comes in…

Timeless Background + Elegant Focal Image + Bold Sentiment = Stunning Card Project!
How to mix and match supplies to create stunning projects

The products I've chosen to fit the formula are:

It really is as easy as 1,2,3!

Card Project Inspiration

how to mix and match supplies to create stunning projects

To create my first card, I started by ink blending Citrus Burst and Volcano Lake inks through the Layered Medallion Stencils A and B,  choosing one color per stencil. I blended the ink onto an 80lb Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock using a small ink blending tool. I trimmed the ink blended panel to measure 4″ by 5.25″ and set it aside.

I then stamped and heat embossed the ornate frame from the Sweet Friend Stamp and Die Bundle, using Embossing Ink and Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder.  Once heat-set, I used the coordinating die to cut the frame. I then took the “XOXO” stamp from the  Sweet Friend Stamp and Die Bundle and the “The World Needs Your Light” sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set and heat embossed them onto a black card with Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

I added the stenciled background onto an A2 notecard and then placed the ornate frame onto the card using some Instant Dimension Foam Tape.  Next, I trimmed the sentiments down, so that they weren't too heavy looking on the card, the black is very bold and I didn't want the visual balance to be thrown. Again, I added them using foam tape. Lastly, I placed a few glossy drops to embellish.

Alternative Color Combination

How to mix and match supplies to create a stunning project

My second card was made in the same way as the first, but I changed the ink colors and sentiment. This time, I used the Citrus Burst along with the Pastel Sunrise ink for the background. I feel that this gives a warmer feel, whereas the first color combination was bright and zingy.

Which color combination do you prefer? Will you be trying out my formula for stunning card projects? Until next time! Take care!

SUPPLIES USED:

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