Let Your Light Shine Greeting Card

One way to make a greeting card is by laying patterned paper on top of each other. That’s what I did in the card for today. Here’s how:

  • Choose three pieces of pattern paper that coordinate well with each other.
  • Cut the first piece to fit your card base, in my case it is 4.25″ x 5.5″ and adhere it to the card base.
  • Cut the next two pieces of pattern paper using some dies to add some interest to the layers. I used a Hero Arts die called DI345 Infinity Dies, Nesting Postage Stamps. I used the 3.5″ die for the bottom layer and the 2″ die for the top layer.
  • Adhere the 3.5″ piece using foam adhesive to give the card dimension.
  • Adhere the 2″ piece on top the the 3″ piece with regular adhesive.
  • Choose a focal image for the card. I used supplies from the Spellbinders April 2021 Card Kit of the Month called, “Sincerely Yours.” You can also stamp an image or use a die cut shape. The focal image had foam adhesive on it since it was a sticker that came in the kit. You can do the same with your focal image if you’d like.
  • Decorate around the focal image. I chose to use some die cuts from gold cardstock in the shape of leaves.
  • Decorate the inside of your card with the left over pattern paper/cardstock.

You can see how I did this in the video below. Affiliate links are below the video in case you’d like to purchase anything.

Affiliate Links
(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below)

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://shrsl.com/2ti8z

Adhesive (two types of adhesive come in the card kit, so you don’t need these two listed below unless you want them!)

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Die Cutting

Hero Arts DI345 Infinity Dies, Nesting Postage Stamps: https://amzn.to/3wYA3FY I used the 3.5″ for the dotted background paper and the 2″ tall one for the background to the sticker.

The card kit I used today came with some dies. I used the leaf die to cut out them out in gold cardstock, which also came in the kit. I used a Spellbinders Platinum Machine to cut them:

Spellbinders Platinum 8.5 Inch Platform Cutting Machine + Die, White: https://amzn.to/394vL5O

Ink

Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink for inside greeting: https://amzn.to/36exdAI

Paper
4 x 6 Notepad paper: https://amzn.to/3g2lqLx (Used to keep my working surface clean and to press down on the stickers so they would adhere)

Scratch Pad: Dollar Tree

Tools

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

We R Memory Keepers Tool Set (includes precision tweezers and die pick (also called brad setter) as well as othter tools) If you buy just the two separately, it will cost you almost as much as this whole tool set: https://amzn.to/38m2Kky

OR you can buy just the tweezers:
EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Westcott Sewing Titanium Bonded Fine Cut Scissors, 2.5″: https://amzn.to/3cQ1hqw

Westcott 8″ Titanium Bonded Scissors, 2 Scissors, Gray/Yellow: https://amzn.to/3x7jS9o (This is a two pack and the blades have a coating so they don’t stick as bad when you are cutting into adhesive like foam tape)

The card kit I used today came with some dies. I used the leaf die to cut out them out in gold cardstock, which also came in the kit. I used a Spellbinders Platinum Machine to cut them:

Spellbinders Platinum 8.5 Inch Platform Cutting Machine + Die, White: https://amzn.to/394vL5O

Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Stamp Shammy: https://amzn.to/3snbrmJ ( I used a regualr chamois that I had originally bought for my car to dry it after a wash. You can see it in the video. I use it to wipe the ink off of my precision press stamping tool. It was yellow).

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