It’s party time in the Paper Tree as we celebrate our 5th Birthday!! We’ve got an Instagram Hop going on, with the chance to win a £25 voucher to spend on your favourite brands at The Little Paper Tree!!
The Design Team have all created some fun birthday/celebration card inspiration for you, so don’t forget to head over to Instagram and leave comments on each post for more chances to win!
I have two cards to share this week, both using some products from Trinity Stamps.
I stamped out the cute critters and some flowers from Bunny Burrow onto Neenah 80lb and coloured them using Copic markers, then cut them using the matching dies. Once I had my critters sorted I started working on my backgrounds.
I wanted to show two totally different looks you can get with the same products, so I grabbed some mini ink pads and started with the quickest technique I know.
I took the ink pad straight to paper, swiping it across horizontally, then vertically. I used a couple of different shades of turquoise, overlapping them.
I added three flowers and the cute little fox, then grabbed a sentiment from my little pot of sentiments on my desk. (I typed this one myself in Silhouette Studio.)
I wanted to do some ink blending for my second card, but within a mask to give me that centre rectangle with a white border. I made the mask myself, just using a rectangle die and some scrap cardstock. I used the same two inks as in my first card, beginning at the bottom and blending up; this gives a darker concentration of colour at the bottom of the rectangle and lighter as it moves up.
Once I was happy with the blend and colour I gave it a quick dry with my heat gun so that I could move on to stencilling.
I used the layered confetti stencils, also from Trinity Stamps, but I layered it over my homemade stencil which gives me confetti only within that same rectangle I ink blended onto.
I embossed with each stencil in turn so that I got two-tone confetti and I love the look of this with the defined ink blended area.
I stamped a sentiment from Avery Elle’s Simple Sentiments set onto a strip of Neenah 80lb and glued that across the bottom of my background panel. I positioned the Raccoon and Rabbit from Bunny Burrow and some of the flowers, using the sentiment strip to ground my images nicely.
I also added a small amount of C00 Copic markers, which is a very pale cool grey, underneath the bunny to give him a little shadow.
So that’s me done my crafty friends! I really hope that you’ll hop along with us on Instagram, and I’ll be back next week with more card making inspiration!
Find the basic craft supplies here.
Thank you for spending this time with me, have a great week!!