Today, I’m making a “Grateful for You” spring card. The papers and dies I used came in a card kit of the month for March 2021 by Spellbinders Paper Arts called, “Celebrate Spring.” I recently subscribed to the kit and I’ve been using them a lot lately.
For today’s card, I used the bunny and flower dies with the cardstock (all from the kit) to create a focal image for my card. The greeting was a die cut shape from the kit with the word, “Grateful” which I just darkened a bit by tracing the letters with a Zig Memory System Wink of Stella marker.
I created a background and mat for the bunny using some of my own dies- the scalloped oval dies from Spellbinders. I had to do some “card surgery” to make the the mat because my dies were not as large as I wanted them to be, but it all worked out in the end. I hope it encourages you to experiment and do the same with your supplies. It can really save you money when you can find ways to stretch your supplies by using them in new ways or altering them in some way once they are cut.
To add an extra special touch, I used another Spellbinders die to cut out four fancy corners for the front of my card. As a way to finish the greeting from the front of the card, I used a Zig Memory System Wink of Stella Marker to write “For You” on the inside of the card. Now, this pen isn’t designed for hand lettering, but I find that if you press hard on the downstrokes and press very lightly on the upstrokes, you get a faux hand lettering look. Plus, it glitters in the light!!! Next, I glued some of the die cut flowers around the “For You” words. Finally, I glued a strip of the striped patterned paper to the inside of the card to continue that pattern from the front to tie it all in together. Please enjoy the video below!
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