Cardstock Strip Background – Bonus Card!

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Welcome back to my blog! Today I am showing my bonus card that I made from the cutout of my previous card. This post only shows what I did with the extra piece leftover from the original panel. To see how this piece was created in detail, using the slimline strips die, please see my previous post. To change things up a little and add some interest to my background, I used a stencil to do some dry embossing giving a soft, subtle look. I absolutely love using stencils for not only ink blending but to also give raised texture to a panel! To layer my panel, I used a beautiful scalloped die to create separation from the card base. I used the same color for this as one of the colors used in the heart, to coordinate. I added a simple die cut greeting and sentiment strip as well. Let’s get started!!

I will be doing all of my work today on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat.

To start I take the stitched rectangle from the Master Layouts 5 Die Set and cut out of White Cardstock, running them through my Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine. Next, I position my Tumbling Hearts Stencil over the panel then run them through my P6. *The sandwich order that I use with the Universal Plate System for my Platinum 6 machine is – the Platform Base A, Platform Top B, Embossing Mat E, my panel with stencil on top followed by Adapter Plate D then run them through.

Next, I take the scalloped rectangle die from the Master Layouts 4 Die Set and cut out of Sea Glass Cardstock, running them through my P6. Using Liquid Glue I adhere my embossed panel onto the scalloped panel, centering the embossed panel between the stitched marks.

I now place a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of White Cardstock into my Scor Buddy and score it at 4 1/4″, creating a side folding card base. To give my panel a bit of dimension, I add Foam Tape to the back of the panel then adhere it onto the card base.

To add some dimension to my focal image, I take the next size smaller die from the Nesting Hearts Die Set and cut out of White Cardstock three times, running them through my P6. I add Liquid Glue and stack the three die cut pieces then glue them onto the back of my focal image and glue it onto the center of my card front, a little above center.

For my greeting, I take the outline die from the Happy & Shadow Die Set and cut out of White Cardstock three times, running them through my P6. Using Liquid Glue, I stack and glue the pieces together then glue them onto the center of the heart.

I then choose a sentiment from the Mixed Messages Sentiment Sheets and take a coordinating die from the Sentiment Strips Die Set and run them through my P6. I add Liquid Glue to the back of it and adhere it just below my die cut greeting.

Using my Pick & Stick Tool I add Silver Pearls with Liquid Glue and this completes my card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s bonus card and have had a chance to check out the original card in my previous post that inspired this one. I love anytime a technique produces two cards, it’s a great way to make more cards in half the time! The heart stencil I used is one of my favorites! It can be used for so many different occasions, it is perfect for Valentine’s Day and is adorable for baby cards which is one of my favorite ways to use it. If you’ve never dry embossed with a stencil, I encourage you to give it a try. Dry embossing is a great way to stretch the use of your stencils and gives just the right amount of texture to an otherwise plain background.

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4 thoughts on “Cardstock Strip Background – Bonus Card!

  1. I’m new to watching and learning from you. Just in watching once, I have already learned something new. I havecreated cards for over 15 years and am so excited to find you. I look forward to more.

    Ty for sharing your talent and creativity.


    1. Aww, thank you so much for your kind words Denise! I’m happy you found me and hope you come back often!! I do have my previous blog linked in the menu if you’d like to see many more card tutorials. 🙂


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