Today I want to share my doodling with you. I’ve found it’s a fun pastime and often I’m surprised at how well the doodling turns out. I had watched a fellow YouTuber doodle flowers and then make them into cards. I couldn’t find any flower stamps that would work but I did find Spellbinders in’spire Caged die, and it was a great size to divide into sections and doodle.
I’ll show you the step by step for the one on the left in the video plus I’ll share still photos of all the cards shown along with one extra one to give you a little inspiration.
This is a simple process to create the cards I’m showing you. I die cut the in’spire die from American Crafts white 90# cardstock and removed the die. Next I embossed the card base front with Sizzix Retro Circles embossing folder. From the die cut caged dress I removed the lower middle, ‘the cage’ and traced the dress onto a plain piece of white cardstock with a fine tip Micron black pen. I drew partitions throughout the dress and then filled each section with my doodling.
The next step is to mount the doodled dress to the back of the card front aligning the dress with the opening. Of course this leaves you with a fine mess on the inside of the card. Easily solved, cut a mat that will fit on the back leaving 1/4″ between the mat and the edges of the card. I used decorative paper from Kaisercraft‘s Storyteller 6 1/2″ square pad. These are great paper pads, they not only come with the designer papers but also die cuts and specialty papers which include edging strips. A great value for your pennies. By adding a couple of the mats, a border and some tea-dyed seam binding you’ve finished the inside of the card. And tell me now, would you realize the left side looked ucky before that mat was put down, looks like it belongs huh?
This card is a standard A2 size, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I’ll also show you two note size 4 1/4″ square (shown in the large photo above) in the video photos. I wanted to mention another styling tip I gleaned online this week. On the smaller cards above I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen and Faber-Castell black Gelato to create a color wash. Wow! I love this technique, thank you YouTube crafter for sharing this with us. You simply swipe your Gelato across the surface you’re wanting to color and then brush it into shape with the Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. If you don’t have Wink of Stella experiment with some Perfect Pearls and a water pen and see what you come up with.
So crafty friends, join me on the video and in the mean time Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!
IN-001 – Spellbinders in’spire Caged die
PP937 – Kaisercraft 6 1/2″ Storyteller Paper Pad
656650 – Sizzix Texture Fades 2Pk Rays & Retro Circles
658484 – Sizzix Textured Impressions 2Pk Frame and Love Set
658300 – Sizzix Big Shot
Supplies from my Stash: American Crafts white cardstock, ATG gun and glue, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Micron fine tip black pens, ribbon, tulle, flowers,