Christmas in July Gift Tags

Now is the perfect time to start making tags for your holiday gifts.  Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” and looking back at some of my holiday gift tags with a fun assortment for everyone on your gift list.  These tags will look beautiful on gifts and can also be used as ornaments on the tree.  Over the years I have made gift tag sets like these to give to my friends for Christmas gifts and they are always appreciated. 

You can click on the title and group photo of each set to go back to my original post for the step by step tutorials.  I’ve placed links to both sets of tags at the bottom of this post. 

Christmas in July Die Cut Gift Tags

Come over to my blog to see how I made die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made fun die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made poinsettia die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made snowman die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I masculine die cut gift tags.

Handmade Christmas Tags  

Come see how I made this group of handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made gnome handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made scenic handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made fun handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made pretty handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made handmade Christmas tags.

I hope you have been inspired to get busy with your crafty holiday stamps and dies.  Just think how happy you will be this winter to have your tags done and checked off your holiday “hustle and bustle” to do list.  You may want to hop over and check out Rubbernecker’s Christmas in July Category that has all their Christmas products in one place.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good week. 

Christmas in July Group 1

 
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5165D Tree in Oval
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Tabbed Birch Trees Die Cut 5167-02D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5202-07D Train Die Cut
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Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Christmas in July Group 2

 
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5217-09D Gnome Couple Die
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5217-08D Christmas Tree cut away Die
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5217-07D Santa Stuck Die
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5217-06D Winter Coco Die
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Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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1231 Splatter Background
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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Handmade Kite Card

Making this handmade kite card on this vertical slimline layout was so much fun.  The tall card provides lots of space for the tree and the kites flying in the sky.  I used grass, flowers and a fence at the bottom of the card to balance the scene.  I used the new Rubbernecker Slimline Scallop with Holes, Winter Tree, Kite, Grass, Picket Fence, Garden Stems, Spring Leaves, Small Flowers #3 and Sun Moon.

Click through to see all the fun details on this handmade kite card!

The Slimline Card Base and Scene Layer

  • Cut a white 8.50″ x 7.00″ piece of cardstock,  score it at 3.50″ and fold.
  • Use white cardstock to cute the scallop slimline piece.
  • Mask off the edges of the slimline piece with masking tape.
  • Use Beachside ink , cloud template and a blender brush to apply the cloudy sky background.
  • Remove the masking tape, apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the layer and attach it to the card base.

The Tree

  • Cut the tree using Kraft cardstock and the leaves using green cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree by swiping the pad directly over the cardstock.
  • Form the leaves using the molding pad and leaf tool.
  • Attach the leaves to the tree branches using using glossy accents.
  • Attach the tree to the card base using rolled up strips of double stick tape and rolled up glue dots.

This handmade kite card might make you want to run to the park and play or to come see all the cute details.

The Grass, Flowers and Fence

  • Cut a grass section using green cardstock and a fence section using white cardstock.
  • Attach the fence to the back of the grass section using double stick tape.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the grass-fence section and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut the garden stems using green cardstock and the flowers using red and yellow cardstock.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flowers to the garden stems using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the flower stems in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.

The Kites and Sun

  • Cut the sun using bright yellow cardstock and attach it to the top of the card using glossy accents.  Note:  I normally pop the sun up on mounting tape but for this I wanted the sun to appear behind the popped up kite.
  • Cut the kite three times using bright yellow, teal and red cardstock.
  • Mix and match the colors to create the three kits and attach the pieces together using glossy accents. Note:  The kite tails can be used in either direction and look more natural if alternated on the kites. 
  • Finish by attaching the kits in the sky using pieces of mounting tape. 

Come see how I created all the fun details on this handmade kite card – it was easier than it looks.

It’s pretty hot out right now so you may have more fun staying in and making a handmade kite card.  Rubbernecker has so many dies that make it fun and easy to create cards like this.  And, I can’t say enough about how much fun I am having playing with the new Slimline Dies.  Did you get a chance to see my Slimline Beach Card that I posted a few days ago?  I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you get a chance to play with your dies today.  Have a great day.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5322-03D Slimline Solid Scallop w/…
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5202-04D Kite Die Cut
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5309-08D Garden Stems Die
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Here the other tool sand supplies used.

 
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Twins, Judikins Eclipse
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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A Handmade Camping Card

If you or anyone you know loves to go camping, this handmade camping card is a cute way to celebrate that passion. And it was SUPER easy using the new camping dies from the latest batch of papercrafting dies from Rubbernecker!  For this fun card I used the Camping Tent, Camp Fire Set, Camping Items, Cooler, Winter Tree, Spring Leaves, Leaf Group, Grass and Birds.

Click through to see all the fun details on this handmade camping card!

Card Base and Grass

  • Cut an A2 sized white card base and a 4.00″ x 5.25″ piece of white cardstock.
  • Use a blender brush, cloud template and Beachside ink to apply a cloudy blue background on the white piece of cardstock.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the cloud layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut two grass sections using green cardstock.
  • Attach the back grass section to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the front grass layer and attach it to the card base.

The Tree

  • Cut the tree using Kraft cardstock and the leaves using green cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree by swiping the pad directly over the cardstock.
  • Form the leaves using the molding pad and leaf tool.
  • Attach the leaves to the tree branches using using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the trees in behind the grass layers and attach using rolled up strips of double stick tape and rolled up glue dots.

 

This handmade camping card just might make you want to pack up and go - come see all the fun details!

Camping Images

  • Use teal, yellow and white cardstock to cut the tent sections and attach them together using strips of rolled up double stick tape and glossy accents.
  • Use red, black and white cardstock to cut the cooler and assemble the pieces using glossy accents.
  • Cut the campfire using yellow cardstock and the stones around the fire using gray cardstock.
  • Apply yellow stickles to the fire and set it aside to dry.
  • Use teal and gray cardstock to cut the campfire stools and attach the sections together using glossy accents.
  • Use dark blue cardstock to cut all the cooking items and lantern and apply white dots over them using a white gel pen.  Note:  I wanted the coffee pot, cups and pan to look like the old-fashioned granite ware.
  • Cut the birds using red cardstock and the globe of the lantern using white vellum.

Complete the Camping Scene

  • Tuck the tent in behind the back grass layer and attach to the card base using mounting tape.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the cooler and tuck it in behind the front grass layer.
  • Insert the campfire and stools in behind the front grass section and attach using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Attach the cooking items to the grass area and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach the lantern to the peak of the tent using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Finish the scene by attaching birds to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.

Come check out how I got all these cute details on this handmade camping card - it was easier than it looks!

Just look at all the dies you can get for your handmade camping card sessions!

 
So whether you LOVE camping or would rather stay home and make a handmade camping card, Rubbernecker has you covered!  Have you seen my Z Fold Camping Card that shows another great layout for using these images?  I also have a slimline camping card that I’ll post in a few days.  I’m having so much fun.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you are having a great day.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5323-03D Camping Tent Die
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5323-01D Camp Fire Die
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5323-02D Camping Items Die
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5313-03D Cooler Die
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Birds Die 5142-05D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Brayering Ink on Embossing Folders

I like to use the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders.  The result is a two toned embossed pattern that adds interest and dimension to the background layer of the card.  I love using pale colored ink for this technique and pairing it with flowers but it can work with any color and for any kind of project you want. For my card today I chose an elegant pattern to use with my framed floral arrangement. I used the Rubbernecker Mixed Flower Stack, Nested Scallop with Holes, Nested Rectangle, Leaf Group and Flower Buds. The embossing folder is a retired Lattice folder by Sizzix.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an elegant design pattern.

Brayering Ink on the Embossing Folder

  • Open the embossing folder and place it face down on your work table.
  • Apply ink to the brayer.
  • Brayer ink on the inside front of the folder.  Note:  I’ve included a couple pictures from my Belleek Inspired step by step tutorial.

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  • Insert white cardstock in the folder, close and run it through your die cutting machine.
  • Note:  If you apply ink to the inside back of the folder your raised pattern will be colored and the background will be white.  Either way is very pretty.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an elegant design.

The Frame and Card Base

  • Cut the Nested Scallop with Holes die using white cardstock.
  • Place the inner rectangle scalloped layer on the cutting platform.
  • Line up the the Nested Rectangle die in the center of the scalloped layer and run through the machine to create the frame opening.
  • Place the out frame section face down on your work table.
  • Insert the inner scalloped frame layer back inside the outer frame and attach the two sections together using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.
  • Trim the embossed layer and attach it to the back of the frame.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame and embossed layer and attach it to the A2 sized card base.

Color and Shape the Flowers

  • Cut both the large flower and flower buds using white cardstock.
  • Apply the soft pink ink to the flowers using a mini applicator.
  • Form the large flower sections using a large round stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flower sections together using mounting tape and glossy accents.  Note:  The two largest flower sections were attached with glossy accents.  The two smaller flower sections were attached using small pieces of mounting tape to create a bit of space between the sections.
  • The flower buds were formed using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an elegant pattern.

Arrange the Foliage and Flowers

  • Cut four sections of the leaf group using green cardstock.
  • Trim the ends off of three of the branches and attach them to the embossed layer using glossy accents.
  • Apply a good amount of glossy accents to the back of the large flower and attach it to the embossed layer.
  • Cu the fourth leaf section apart and tuck the smaller branch sections under the flower and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish the arrangement by attaching flower buds to the foliage using glossy accents.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an intricate design pattern.

Have you tried the brayering ink on embossing folders technique?  You can brayer ink on any embossing folder.  You can see lots of examples in my Belleek Inspired category (a name we gave this technique for a Splitcoaststampers challenge several years ago). Thank you for coming by and I hope you have an enjoyable Saturday. 

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
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5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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Spun Sugar, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Speedball Art Products – Pop-In Soft…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
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Snow, KaiserCraft Pearls
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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Clean and Simple Card with Cats

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for almost any subject or occasion. When I saw this background, Wrapped String, I instantly thought of Cats playing with a ball of string or yarn.  The simple pattern creates interest while allowing the cats and sentiment to be front and center.  I used the Inside Scallop Nested for the background layer and the sentiment is from the Kittie Says Phrases #1

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for almost any subject or occasion.

The Clean and Simple Layer

  • Cut the Inside Scallop Layer using white cardstock.
  • Secure white layer and Wrapped String background stamp in the MISTI.
  • Apply Nocturne ink to the stamp and stamp the image.
  • Sprinkle super fine clear embossing powder on the stamped layer and heat emboss.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the stamped layer and attach it to the A2 sized card base.

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for any occasion.

The Sentiment and Cats

  • Cut black and white strips of cardstock.
  • Use the Inside Scallop die to cut the black and white strips to create matching decorative borders to line up over the background layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Nocturne ink, sprinkle with super fine clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Attach the black and white layers together using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to stamped layer.
  • Cut the cats using black cardstock.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of each cat and attach them to the sentiment layer and card base.

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for any subject..

This clean and simple card with the “Just Because” would be perfect to send to your cat lover friend.  Recently I have been having lots of fun using background images to add another element of interest to my cards.  Check out my Black and White Background Card to see another example of a clean and simple card layout with a fun background image.  You can find so much clean and simple card inspiration over on Pinterest. I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great upcoming weekend.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for my card.

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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1332 Wrapped String
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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A clean and simple card is easy to make.

 

Black and White Background Card

My project today is a card with a black and white background and brightly colored images and sentiment.  For this card I used a Vertical Stripe background stamp by Rubbernecker to create this bold and crisp card base and paired it with the Mixed Flower Stack, Nested Tag Stitch, Large Ivy and a sentiment from the Spring Meadows set.  I have gotten tired of paying for designer paper pads that end up having a only a few patterns in the pack that I love.  I decided that my money would be better spent purchasing background stamps that can be used over and over for my cards. 

Brightly colored images look so pretty against a black and white background.  Rubbernecker has a great collection of background stamps to use in cardmaking.

The Black and White Striped Background

  • Secure a piece of white cardstock and the stamp in the MISTI.
  • Stamp the background using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.
  • Apply clear embossing powder on the stamped layer and heat emboss.
  • Trim the background layer to 5.25″ x 4.00″.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape and attach it to the A2 sized card base.

The Tag and Sentiment

  • Secure the white cardstock and sentiment stamps in the MISTI.
  • Apply Nocturne ink to the stamps.
  • Stamp the sentiment, apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Place the sentiment layer on the cutting platform, line up the tag die and cut.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tag and attach it to the striped background.

Brightly colored images look so pretty against a black and white background.  Rubbernecker has a big collection of background stamps to use in cardmaking.

The Flower

  • Cut the flower sections using white cardstock.
  • Apply Crimson ink to the flower sections using a mini applicator.
  • Place the flower sections face down on a molding pad and form the petals using a large round stylus.
  • Turn the flower sections face up and push down in the center with a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the two flower sections together using glossy accents.
  • Place a black pre made Nuvo Crystal Drop in the center of the flower and attach with glossy accents.
  • Note:  I keep a small piece of craft sheet filled with different colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops to use for my flower centers and it save lots of money compared to the cost of packaged pearls. 

The Ivy

  • Cut the ivy sections using light green cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply the darker Grass ink to the branches.
  • Allow some of the light green of the cardstock to show through for a variegated look.
  • Place the ivy face up on the molding pad and and form the leaves using the leaf tool.

Complete the Card

  • Attach the ivy sections to the top corner of the tag using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the flower to the corner of the tag.

Brightly colored images look so pretty against a black and white background.  Rubbernecker has a huge collection of background stamps to use in cardmaking.

I really love how this striped black and white background and white tag allows the red flower and green ivy to pop.  Check out my Random Pattern Background card to see another example of a pretty black and white background.  You can finds of lots more black and white card inspiration on Pinterest. Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for my card.

 
Vertical Stripe – 686
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Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
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5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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3301 Spring Meadows
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Here are the tools and supplied used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Juicy…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
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Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Black Ebony…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]