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Today I’m sharing my first design team project for Kinda Cute digital stamps by Patricia Alvarez.


For this project, I used her ballerina digi to create this fun spinner card. I started by opening the stamp in Procreate on my iPad and duplicating the image.


Then I whited out the face and hair on one of the images and flipped it horizontally to get the back side of what would be the spinning ballerina.



I sized the images to approximately 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" and printed them onto a sheet of 80 lb. Neenah card stock. For the backside of the ballerina, I used a Micron pen to draw in a line for the hair, then I colored them in using a few Copic marker combos listed here:


outfit: V15, V17, BV17

tutu ruffles: W1, W3

tights: V01, V12

hair: E25, E27, E59

skin: E50, E51, E21

blush: R20


Once I had my images colored, I fussy cut them out and went along the edges with a tuxedo black Memento marker.


I laid the images colored side down and added double sided tape across the backs. I cut a long piece of white thread and placed it vertically down the center. Before I sandwiched the two images together, I added a little bit of Tombow Mono liquid adhesive.


From there, I took a piece of 110 lb. white card stock and made a regular A2 sized card base and left if unfolded. I also made two A2 panels using a sheet of textured purple card stock and a patterned purple cardstock.


I lined up all the pieces, including the card base, and used a scalloped oval die from Mama Elephant, to cut an opening into the front of the card.


To attach the ballerina, I started by gluing the dark purple card stock to the card base. Then I added double sided tape to the top and bottom of the oval opening and stretched the thread across at each end. I added another piece of tape on top of the thread and cut away the excess, leaving a tiny bit at the ends, which I folded over onto the tape.


I trimmed down the patterned purple card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and layered it on top of the dark purple piece. I also cut a panel of light purple card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and glued it inside the card base, behind the opening.


For the last step, I used a few adhesive backed pearls to embellish the front.





You can find the ballerina digi I used here:


https://kindacutebypatricia.com/ballerina-digital-stamp/


or here:


https://www.etsy.com/listing/778638788/ballerina-digital-stamp-black-and-white



Thank you so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)


Supplies


Dies

Oval Scalloped Frams: https://mamaelephant.com/products/oval-scallop-frames-creative-cuts?_pos=1&_sid=acff850bc&_ss=r


Paper

Kawaii Dream paper pad: https://www.michaels.com/kawaii-dream-paper-pad-by-recollections/10569717.html?cm_mmc=PLASearch-_-google-_-MICH_Shopping_US_N_Clearance_N_Smart_BOPIS_N-_-&Kenshoo_ida=&kpid=go_cmp-10305952465_adg-106256350041_ad-442337439008_pla-918499264518_dev-c_ext-_prd-10569717&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgrfmxMmY6gIVDdbACh3vkwdiEAQYASABEgI8mvD_BwE


Pastel Dreams paper pad: https://www.michaels.com/pastel-dreams-paper-pad-by-recollections/10569724.html?cm_mmc=PLASearch-_-google-_-MICH_Shopping_US_N_Papercraft_N_Smart_BOPIS_N-_-&Kenshoo_ida=&kpid=go_cmp-9972406487_adg-102401876362_ad-433378147614_pla-918178286325_dev-c_ext-_prd-10569724&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpJmm28mY6gIViobACh2acATcEAQYBSABEgKqVfD_BwE


Embellishments

Adhesive backed pearls: https://www.michaels.com/recollections-adhesive-backed-pearls-value-pack/10176369.html?cm_mmc=PLASearch-_-google-_-MICH_Shopping_US_N_Papercraft_N_Smart_BOPIS_N-_-&Kenshoo_ida=&kpid=go_cmp-9972406487_adg-102401876362_ad-433378147614_pla-918178286325_dev-c_ext-_prd-10176369&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgMiFq8qY6gIVi4bACh17Eg0CEAQYAiABEgI1m_D_BwE



Seeing as this is a train themed Father's Day card, I'd like to start this blog post with a dad joke:


How does a train eat? It goes Choo Choo! 🚂


Yikes! Ok, so now that that's out of the way 😆...


I started this card by making some slimline layers. I cut a piece of black card stock to 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" and a white panel to 8 1/4" x 3 1/4". I used a piece of 110 lb. white card stock to make a card base and glued all the pieces down with liquid adhesive.


I pulled out an old kit from my stash, called Old World Travel by Carta Bella, and picked out some stickers and patterned paper to create the train theme.


I created another layer using the train paper and trimmed it down to 8" x 3". I also used a few stickers by adding them to some black card stock and fussy cutting around them.


For the sentiment, I brought in a Happy Birthday die from Hello Bluebird to cut out the word HAPPY from a scrap of white card stock. I used evergreen bough and iced spruce distress oxide ink to match the letters to the sticker trim from the kit.



The rest of the sentiment was made using Lawn Fawn's happy happy happy stamp set and everyday banners. I stamped onto a banner I cut from a piece of black card stock with Versamark ink. I used white detail embossing powder and a heat tool to melt it in place.


I attached everything to the card base using Tombow Mono liquid adhesive.


For some additional embellishments I knew I wanted to add something gold. Because this was a masculine card, I didn't really want to go sparkly with sequins or gems, and I didn't have any gold enamel dots, so I decided on acrylic paint.


So for the final step, I used some metallic gold acrylic paint and an embossing stylus to add the gold dots to the front of the card.




Thanks so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)

Supplies

Dies

Happy Birthday Words die: https://shop.hellobluebird.com/collections/stand-alone-dies/products/hb-2159


Everyday Sentiment Banners: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/everyday-sentiment-banners?_pos=1&_sid=5cbfc6ea2&_ss=r


Stamps

Happy Happy Happy: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/happy-happy-happy?_pos=1&_sid=8596100de&_ss=r


Distress Oxide Ink

Evergreen Bough: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad-evergreen-bough/


Iced Spruce: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad-iced-spruce/


Paint

Metallic Acrylic Paint: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Pure-Gold-Metallic-Acrylic-Paint/p/205


Embossing Tools

Sculpey Starter Kit: https://www.michaels.com/sculpey-style-and-detail-tools/10138060.html


Embossing Powder

Detail White: https://www.michaels.com/detail-embossing-powder-by-recollections-signature/10263089.html

Updated: Jun 18



Hello!


Today I am sharing a very special project for Thoughtful Studio’s Thoughtful Story Team using the brand new Emerald Tessa paper kit.

This hand-drawn, green paper collection came about as a collaboration between Marie, the owner of Thoughtful Studio, and me! She took my love for green to a whole other level! 😄


Some exciting news that goes along with the release of this kit, is the launch of the thoughtfulcollective. It is a space for you to shop physical #madewiththoughtful items shared by Marie, me, and others. And I'm thrilled to say that Emerald Tessa can be found there as a physical kit.


With elements of nature, textures found in fabric, and a pinch of magic, Emerald Tessa is a mystical splash of green I can see pairing well with so many projects.


This paper collection completely inspired my decorative book box idea.


In my mind, it resembled the green witch aesthetic perfectly; flowers, moss, tea, branches, insects, and glass bottles filled with herbs.


I thought it would make a really fun decoration for my bookshelf.


I had a lot of fun putting this together and I hope you enjoy it too. 😊


I started with a cereal box to create the cover of the book, which measured 6” x 8” with a 2 1/2” spine.

I used another cereal box and trimmed down two panels to 6” x 8” and one to 2 1/2” x 8”. I glued one panel to the front of the book and one to the back, and the last one onto the spine, to make the base stronger.



For the inside of the book, I laid another cereal box flat and cut two strips across the front to 2 1/4” wide, then I glued the two strips together at one end.



I took the long strip and formed a rectangle inside the book cover to get a rough idea of the length. I decided on a 7 3/8“ x 5 3/4” rectangle so that it did not go all the way to the edges of the cover.


I trimmed off the excess to get a strip measuring roughly 2 1/4” x 26 3/4”, which included a 1/2” tab to attach the two ends together.


Once I had the main components finished, I covered all the pieces in several different patterns from the paper kit.


I used a scoreboard to score the strip where each of the corners of the interior rectangle would be. Then I used double sided tape to adhere the two ends together.


I used hot glue to attach the rectangle inside the book cover. I also trimmed down two pieces of cardboard to 2 1/4” x 5 5/8” and glued them together with liquid adhesive. I covered them in patterned paper and hot glued it inside the box to create a little shelf.


I used the ephemera from the paper collection, gold scroll trim, and metal corner embellishments to decorate the book. I also added a lace applique butterfly to the spine that was given to me by my grandma.


Some small glass jars full of moss and fake flowers, along with scraps of fabric, odds and ends, thread, and loose buttons, decorate the inside.



This project definitely involved some trial and error and a few redos along the way, but I really like how it turned out. It has inspired me to attempt more multi-media projects outside of card making.


If you're interested in purchasing this kit for yourself, you can click this link to head to the thoughtfulcollective shop.


And of course, you can find other Thoughtful digital paper collections here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/shopthoughtfulstudio


You can also use coupon code THOUGHTFULJENNI for 15% off on the ShopThoughtfulStudio Etsy shop!


You can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Story Team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstoryteam .

Thank you so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)


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