Wednesday, September 12, 2018

3 Tips for Creating Playful Cards (Fun Stampers Journey)

It is Week 2 of Fun Stampers Journey's Crush on Color promotion and this week, one of the two combos they are focusing on is my absolute favorite....the Party Pop combo!

Party Pop is all the gorgeous, bright, playful, saturated hues that you came to love in primary school. They just have a fun vibe that screams happy!

I tend to grab for them A LOT in my cardmaking so naturally I have a TON of scraps of these colors in my crafting bucket.So for these projects, I decided to put my scrap pile to work for me and make some fun playful cards utilizing those scraps while offering up some tips to you for creating your very own. 

1. Cut scrap pieces down to an equal width to build interesting graphic, layered backgrounds
For both of these cards, I started with my scraps pile and trimmed the scraps into 1/2" strips. Then, once I decided on the design I wanted to create, I trimmed the length as desired.  To make building the backgrounds a quick process, I cut a Whip Cream cardstock panel to 4" x 5 1/4" and covered it with White Liner Sheet, then removed the protective covering to expose the adhesive.  That way I didn't have to individually apply adhesive to all those little strips.  I just simply pressed them to the Whip Cream cardstock panel and they stuck to the White Liner that was affixed to it. Easy Peasy!  

2. Layer monochromatic embellishments on top of cardstock to create visual interest
On the "Oh so Happy" card you'll notice that I used lots of colorful mini brads pushed through the coordinating colors of cardstock to create visual interest on the card. This adds such a unique amount of texture, depth and playfulness to the card that it otherwise wouldn't have had they been left off. Additional embellishing has been done by layering Black Deco Strips over Bubble Gum cardstock and River Stone cardstock to add even more playful dimension to the card design. Don't be afraid to add tone on tone dimension by layering die-cuts and embellishments of the same color on top of your background cardstock to play up the designs of your cards.

3. Layer ribbons, threads, buttons, and baubles
Layering various textures with your satin ribbon bows just draws the eye in. It is very simple to jazz your bow up with a double-bow made from thread or twine added to the top. Wanna add an extra layer of playfulness to that double-bow? Top it off with an adorable button or pom-pom and you've got yourself something majorly cuuuuuute! (If adding a button, I recommend tying it in with your double-bow, if adding a pom-pom, I recommend using Journey Craft Glue.) 

Don't know how to tie a double-bow? Check out this How to Tie a Double-Bow You-tube video for a step-by-step tutorial and you'll have it down in no time! 

Fun Stampers Journey has all of these fun embellishment products....the mini brads, twine, and ribbons bundled all together in a darling Bundle and discounted for you for 25% off this week!

Everything you see here is what you'll get and you can get to making your own Playful Cards and use up your Party Pop scraps....or any cardstock or patterned paper scraps you may have laying around.  Shop HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back with more inspiration tomorrow using the Be Amazing Collection.

1 comment:

  1. Really good tips! Putting down the white liner paper is such a good idea that i probably would have thought of after glueing all the pieces individually.


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