Updated: Mar 8, 2020
I am so excited to share my latest Thoughtful Studio design team project centered on the gorgeous Lucky Tessa paper collection.
Green is my favorite color. For me, it stirs up a lot of nice thoughts, feelings, and happy memories; one of those being the month of March. A month generally associated with the color, March brings the first day of spring, St. Patrick's day, and my birthday. All fun and exciting things that come to mind when I think of the color green. To me, it also incites feelings of peace, harmony, growth, energy, and being in nature. It can be a calming, yet lively color, so really the best of both worlds.
That being said, these papers are full of unique patterns in all kinds of rich and vibrant greens! So it wasn't hard to be completely inspired to make something fun.
Looking at this collection, the patterns are varied in a way that could suit a bunch of different projects; however, one of my first thoughts was an interactive Harry Potter themed card.
Slytherin was definitely my starting point, but looking through my stamps, I realized a Professor Sprout and Trelawny character would be the perfect complement to the plant and tea patterns in the collection. Funnily enough, I didn't really end up going with the Slytherin theme at all.
I used ten different stamp sets from The Sassy Club for all the images on this card, which I've listed below. During the last 30 day Daily Marker coloring challenge, I had colored up all the images.
Everything was stamped with Gina K. black amalgam ink onto 80 lb. Neenah card stock and colored with a mix of Copics, Spectrum Noirs, and Blick Studio brush markers.
Because my images were ready to go, I was all set to create the interactive card base and I chose to make an infinity card.
To start, I cut four 3" x 6" panels from 65 lb. black card stock. On the long side of each panel, I scored the card stock at 1 1/2" and 4 1/2". Then I turned the panel onto the shorter side and scored it down the middle at 1 1/2", but only until it met the other scoreline. I did this at both ends, which made the panel look like this:
Once everything was scored, I lined up two of the panels in a landscape orientation and the other two in portrait orientation.
I added liquid glue to the corners (shown in blue and green) and flipped the horizontal panel over onto the two vertical panels (matching the blue and green squares with their coordinating numbers).
Then I repeated that for the second horizontal panel.
After the pieces were glued together, it created four card faces. I folded it in the following four positions and reinforced the score lines with a bone folder.
Then I started to embellish each side of the infinity card with Lucky Tessa and my colored images. However, because of the way the card works, the fold lines are not the same on each face.
So I needed to cut my card stock into the following sizes:
8 - 2 3/4" squares (green)
4 - 2 3/4" x 1 1/4" rectangles (purple)
16 - 1 1/4" squares (blue)
I spent a lot of time matching up the characters to the patterns and trying to use as many of them as I could. All of the images really popped against the green patterns!
I used liquid glue to attach everything so I had a little wiggle room to move the pieces around. For the most part I tried to keep the images within the patterned card stock pieces, but a few were just a little too big. It worked out though, as long as they didn't interfere with the folds of the card.
For the sentiment, I stamped "You are Magical" from the Wizard Pals stamp set onto a colored banner from Ghosty Friends with Gina K. black ink and added it to the front panel of the card.
Now I have an infinity card with some of my favorite things that I can't stop playing with! Haha!! 😂
Before you go, I'd also like to let you know about an online crop in the Thoughtful Studio FB Group, Thoughtfully.
On Saturday, March 14th, I hope you can join us and craft along as we have some fun with the St. Patrick's day freebies that Marie, the owner of Thoughtful Studio, has created for the #luckytobethoughtful crop (a link to the freebies can be found under the BLOG tab of my website).
She is also currently offering a 30% off coupon in the Thoughtful Studio Etsy shop. You can use the code LUCKYTOBETHOUGHTFUL or follow the link below. 😄
And as always, you can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Studio design team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstudioDT .
You can also get these wonderful patterned papers here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/shopthoughtfulstudio?coupon=LUCKYTOBETHOUGHTFUL
*Above link includes a 30% discount code for a limited time, not applicable to Limited Edition item.
Thank you so much for stopping by!