Cardmaking ideas from Christina of Cardmaking Magic using issue 190 gifts

10th April 2019

Issue 190 of Simply Cards & Papercraft goes on sale today and features two stunning gifts, an A4 stamp set and coordinating dies – the reaction on Facebook to this issue has been amazing already so we advise you get your copy sooner rather than later!

Along with all the inspiration in the magazine for using these gorgeous gifts Christina has been kind enough to make two bonus cardmaking tutorials and create this step-by-step video which we know you will enjoy.

With love – Cardmaking idea

You will need

Card Making Magic gift with issue 190 of Simply Cards & Papercraft
white & grey cardstock
Mermaid Lagoon, Victorian Velvet, Broken China, Abandoned Coral, Hickory Smoke Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
Creative Dies Stitched & Pierced Circles dies
heat tool
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine

Cardmaking Tutorial and Instructions

1 Create a 5×7” tent-fold card blank from white cardstock and cut panels of white and grey cardstock to measure slightly smaller.

2 Stamp the smaller images from the stamp set all over the white panel using various colours of ink. Allow to dry and adhere onto the card front, leaving narrow borders.

3 On a spare piece of white cardstock stamp the sentiment and border using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink.

4 Cut into a stitched circle and mount onto the card front using 3D foam pads. Embellish the card front with gems to finish.

Expert advice

Distress Oxide Ink stays wet for some time so to make sure you don’t smudge it, dry it with your heat tool

Light up my life – cardmaking idea and tutorial

lightbulb card idea

This fun card is perfect for a special friend or loved-one who needs cheering up!

You will need

Card Making Magic gift
white cardstock
My Favorite Things Radiating Rays stencil
black VersaFine inkpad
Wild Honey & Dried Marigold Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
blending brushes
Copic markers
Ranger Glossy Accents
3D foam tape

Cardmaking Tutorial – Instructions

1 Create a white 4¼x5½ tent-fold card blank from white cardstock. Stamp the large light bulb with the ‘love’ element in the centre, onto white cardstock, colour and fussy-cut.

2 Blend the Wild Honey Distress Ink onto the card front where the light bulb will sit. Apply

Dried Marigold Distress Ink onto the panel using the stencil.

3 Add the light bulb onto the card front using 3D foam tape to add dimension. Using Wild Honey Distress Ink stamp rays around the bulb as shown.

4 Stamp the sentiment onto a small square and add to the card using 3D foam tape. Cover the light bulb with Glossy Accents and set aside to dry to finish.

Expert advice!

Ranger Glossy Accents will dry shiny and slightly raised to look like the glass that is a bulb


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