Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a tutorial for our NEW Challenge… Laughing WITH you! We are also featuring the new stamps exclusive to Hobby Lobby with a Blog Hop.
You should be hopping here from Dana’s blog. Thanks for joining us! Ai is giving away 1 grand prize of all the new Hobby Lobby stamps!
There are 5 new wood mount stamps and 5 new clear sets which is quite a variety! I am using the Jealous Too (4713) wood mount stamp on my cards. I like to make shaped cards and I’ll show you two ways to easily create them.
If the shaped card you want to make has a flat edge like my hexagon card, then you can simply die cut your card base by keeping the fold slightly below the straight edge of your die. This leaves the fold of your card intact.
If your desired shape does NOT have a flat edge, as my flower die, it is still very easy. Die cut 2 shapes and set one aside (for the front). The second one will be the back…simply score a line close to one edge. (This scored line will be your card fold.) Note: I kept 2 “petals” along the left edge for my card bottom so it will easily stand up.
Apply strong adhesive to the smaller scored part and adhere the 2 flowers together.
It will look like this when opened…
I also love to use up small scraps of patterned paper by paper piecing the Ai character’s clothing. I decided to make 4 cards so I’ve stamped and cut out the elephant’s dress 4 times. I matched the hexagon patterned dresses with the hexagon shaped card, and the same with the florals!
Smaller shapes were cut from white cardstock, stamped, colored and the dresses were adhered. I omitted the sentiments and stamped them separately.
The finished cards…
The inside sentiment is another wood mount block from Hobby Lobby, Happy 29th (4597) .
Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge! And don’t forget to hop along with us for a chance to win the grand prize of all the new Hobby Lobby stamps!!
Just click below for your chance to win. Happy stamping!
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Here are the blog links & hop order:
Art Impressions Blog
Your next stop is Karen’s blog!
stamps- Art Impressions Hobby Lobby exclusives- Jealous Too (4713) and Happy 29th (4597), paper- white, SU! Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight, MME- The Sweetest Thing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Spellbinders Blossom and Circle Nestabilities, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Hexagon dies, Scor-Tape, 1/2″ circle punch, Sweet ‘n Sassy Speech Bubbles Dies, foam tape, rhinestones.