Hello friends! This month the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team is making cards, and don't miss all the inspiration. Most dies work great for cardmaking and even 3D type dies can often be used for cards. It is a great way of getting more out of your dies. I made two cards for this post, using similar techniques.
I like digging into my scrap paper box to find little treasures to use for cards. Both the embossed panels and the misted paper used here were found in my scrap box. The folders are Eileen's Sizzix Sunburst & Waffle set. I also used the Luggage Tag die and the Passport Book die and new lovely stamps by Darkroom Door. I like having these types of cards available, cards that work for many different occasions.
The embossed papers are left-overs from a gelli printing session. I used them to press patterns into the paint on the plate. Sometimes my favourite parts of that process is the embossed papers themselves. These two papers are from the printing session I had when I made a Recipe Box Journal for Leo. It's a tutorial too, if you want to see how to get embossed papers looking like these.
The Passport Book die has covers as well as inside pages, and the inside page part is a perfect card. The holes meant to be used to attach the pages to the book, are perfect if you want to tie a string or a ribbon to your card. If you need to make a lot of cards, using this die to cut the base for the cards, would speed things up a lot. I used a watercolour paper misted with Distress Spray Stains. For a recent project using the Passport Book die to make a book, check out my Halloween Passport Book Tutorial.
The Luggage Tag was die cut from brown Paper Leather. I also used the inside piece.
Stamp with a text stamp and ink with Ground Espresso.
The paper inside the tag was left-over from the misted piece. Stamp to giraffe from the African Trees set, and a sentiment from Wild Africa Vol. 1. I love these stamps and they make me think of South Africa of course.
Aren't the giraffe cute! I love how they are walking along.
Thank you so much for stopping by here today! I hope it inspired you to make some cards!