Guest Designer Niki Bee – Part 3


I love making cards. I love sitting amongst all the things I “must have” and feeling happy. If its a good day, I feel creative too. Today I was rushed with ideas and I’m thrilled with the end result. This card has all the elements which appeal to me the most, a pop of washy colour, subtle dimension, crisp white against light grey cardstock, sparkle and lots of white space.

I started out with stamping, heat embossing and trimming out the heart from the YOU ROCK! set by Krumspring Stamps. Using Distress ink I smooshed ink onto the heart. I did this several times to build up the colour till I was happy with the result.

Next up I took white cardstock and fun foam and die cut them to the size of a regular card. I die cut a circle opening into the card stock, then to line it up perfectly with the fun foam, I slipped the die back onto the white cardstock and placed the fun foam behind it and ran it through my die cutting machine. I could certainly have just used foam tape, but I love the feel and look of using a single piece of fun foam.

I adhered the dried heart onto some scrap fun foam and cut it out. This will ensure the heart and the card panel are the same height.

I love gray cardstock. It’s my go-to. So I took a scrap piece that was a little larger than the die cut circle and adhered it to the back of the panel. I stamped the You Rock sentiment from the YOU ROCK! set and die cut it so the edges match the stitched detail matches the main panel.

The card was complete once I added in some sparkling sequins and clear dots.
Hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.
Niki


Thank you for guest designing for us this month Niki! I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts! 🙂

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You Rock!