Welcome to the reveal night here with Studio Calico's newest release, Bluegrass Farm. I'm super happy that you stopped by to take a closer look at my projects that use the Card kit and add on, Clarabelle. I was attracted to this month's kit because I love the blend of trendy patterned paper that has a country fresh feel to it. The patterns and colors were perfectly fresh and fun for spring!
For this card I used the main card kit and a fabulous over-sized sequin die designed by our very JJ Bolton! I love sequins and was so excited to use a sequin die to make pattern paper sequins as well as a sequins from other materials like vellum. To make the card, I embossed a cardstock panel and adhered it to the card base. I then punched photo corners from patterned paper and adhered them to opposite corners.
I die cut sequins from patterned paper and vellum and strand them onto a strand of thread which was stapled to card. To anchor the "banner"I added some pennant cardstock stickers behind the patterned paper sequins.Card kit. I covered a cardstock base with patterned paper I then stitched rows of sequin paper die cuts to the patterned paper panel with yellow thread.
I folded a little of the yellow ribbon and stapled it to the card and added a cardstock sticker sentiment to finish off the card and add a little dimension to it.
This card uses the Clarabelle add-on kit. The super trendy and fabulous stamp set that comes in this set has awesome large images that can easily be a focal point for any card. I stamped the hearts onto a cardstock base using Well Red, Coral Bay, Sunny Day, Orange Crush and Emerald Bay from the Color Theory ink line. I used a technique called, "second generation stamping" where you stamp an image once on scrap paper and then again (without re-inking) on the card to get some lighter shades of hearts.
Then, I embossed and die cut some hearts from vellum using the Wonky Hearts die and stapled them to the card along with a die cut star from the kit. I stamped a sentiment in a contrasting blue green over the hearts and I like the way it "pops" off the card.
Here's another card that uses the Clarabelle add-on kit. I was thrilled to get the Wonky Diamond Craft die this month--large correlate dies are my favorite! They're so versatile. I used this die to create a diamond background and punched out a few diamonds and adhered pattern paper to the openings and secured it to the cardstock base.
I took the yellow trim and tied it through some diamonds to create a "banner and then attached some clothespins holding burlap pennants to the yellow trim. A patterned paper butterfly and pink stick pin soften up the banner with some pretty color.
If you're a subscriber, kits and new product go live at noon (EST), but if you're not a subscriber you can snag these fabulous kits at midnight (EST) tonight! Make sure to get these kits and die cuts quickly-they're going to sell out fast!