Hi everyone! It’s Laura here and today I am back with a birthday card I created with the Cactus Hugs stamp set – there is also a video tutorial showing the card making process at the end of this post, I hope you’ll enjoy it!
For today’s card I thought it would be fun to use one of the sentiments in the stamp set to create a background. Creating your own patterned paper is a really great way to stretch your supplies and, as today’s card shows, you can use not only images, but sayings too! So, as a first step, I die cut some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with the Scallop Hearts Cover die. I then die cut an opening with one of the dies in the Scallop Square set and used Memento Dew Drops in Rich Cocoa to stamp the word hugs all over the panel.
I set that aside and started working on my images. I stamped them with hybrid black ink on Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock and colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers. Once I was done coloring, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.
I created a quick background for the window on my card using Distress Oxide in Broken China and the Ink smooshing technique. I then heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock using white embossing powder.
I glued everything to a white panel that I die cut with the Darling Ribbon & Frames dies and added a few sequins from the Majestic Fusion Mix. I mounted everything on a top-folding A2 card base and that finished off my card.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I uploaded a video showing how to create this quick birthday card with a custom background using the Cactus Hugs stamp set. You can watch it down below or directly on the Studio Katia channel!
And that’s it for today! I really hope you liked the card and enjoyed the video! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Cactus Hugs Stamps
Cactus Hugs Coordinating Dies
Scallop Hearts Cover Creative Dies
Scallop Square Creative Dies
Darling Ribbon & Frames Creative Dies
Majestic Fusion Sequin Mix