Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Polka dots and bows hand-stamped card tutorial

Classic, Cute - the polka dot and bows look is one that is timeless!  From cool color combinations to making it New and Modern to Vintage and Elegant.. you can have SUCH Fun with polka-dots and bows!!  This pretty hand-stamped card came to mind thanks to my newest accessory - this fashionable card  is cute and chic.  Join Me in making this pretty hand-crafted card with this easy tutorial.
Create this card with:
And Many More stamp set (wood 134273/clear 134276)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Crumb Cake card stock (120953)
Cherry Cobbler ink pad (126966)
Jet Black Stazon ink pad (101406)
Antique Brads (117273)
Venetian Crochet Trim (134581)
Sponge Daubers (133773)
Dots and Stripes Decorative Masks (133775)
1/8" Circle Handheld Punch (134365)
Gift Bow Bigz L die (129977)
Fast Fuse adhesive (129026)
 
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So, back to school my kids go (a bittersweet time) and with them new backpacks.  I love that backpacks are Back In STYLE!!  SCORE - this mom loves the idea of having free hands again while being stylish.  THIS new backpack is for ME!!  SCORE - and of course it inspired a cool card.
Grab the new Decorative Masks - here the Dots and Stripes gives me the perfect tool to create these cute, colorful polka-dots that mimicked my new backpack.  Use the Sponge Dauber on my finger (it's such a FUN tool to use, like finger-painting without getting my fingers dirty!!).  Dip in the Cherry Cobbler ink pad (I like to use the corners that are used less in stamping and juicy with ink).  Rub into the openings for this cool design on the Crumb Cake card stock.
BAM!  Stylish, cool, adorable Cherry Cobbler polka-dots on the Crumb Cake card stock that perfectly mimics my new stylish (oh so cute) backpack.
Tie on some cute fun!!  The new Gift Bow Bigz Die creates the cutest collection of bows and oh so easily.  I was originally against this bow, until I played with it!  Having fallen in-love with it, see how easy it is to use.  I do recommend using the new Fast Fuse adhesive. 
 
Simply run the Basic Black card stock (the other half of this one sheet in making the card base) through the Big Shot with the Gift Bow die.  Adhesive the ends with the Fast Fuse adhesive (a super strong adhesive).  Use the 1/8" Circle handheld punch to make a hole for the Antique Brad.  Use the Fast Fuse to 'hide' the brad backing with the ends of the bow - already cut out for you thanks to the die.
 
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Wrap and adhere the pretty Venetian Crochet Lace Trim under the Bow for a perfect mimic of my new bag - YAY!
 
It's simple, cute and chic - just like my girlfriends!!  So stamp this simple sentiment from the And Many More stamp set using the Jet Black Stazon ink pad.  These perfectly sized sentiments are great for so many uses!
This card was fun and quick to create - and I LOVE the look of it!  I am so happy with my new bag and this card shows how awesome hand-stamping and card-making can be inspired by fashion!
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From fashion in the Roaring 20's to Coco Chanel; bows and polka dots are a timeless style that can be worn at any time.  The renewed trend of wearing backpacks, and uber cute ones, have me over the moon!  It sure is fun and easy to create a hand-stamped card that is classic and stylish.
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