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Sparkling up Your Cards October 06, 2015 07:00
I love to look at the details of things and try to find a way to put my own spin on them. Christine joining you today and I am going to show you how I did just that with a couple of JustNick files and cards! I added my own sparkling details to the cards!
As I was looking at the Retro Sqaure Background file I thought it would be neat to do some kind of a shape with the grid you see in it! I have a stockpile of rhinestones so that was the perfect medium to use! After figuring out the shape of the heart I started building from the top and bottom (so it would be close to center) and filled in from there. I considered putting the rhinestones inside the little squares but opted for the vertices instead.
I cut out a second copy of the Retro Square in pink and filled in a border using the inside pieces. I also cut out a coordinating sentiment from the new Card Sentiments 2 Set.
I have a soft place in my heart for scallops - I love how they look on cards and will go to them whenever I have the chance. This card uses the Scallop Background. After cutting out the scallop background I attached it to a piece of vellum.
I then added a rhinestone to the center of each scallop. I love how sparkly this turned out but I also think it would be really neat with little pearls!
Keep checking in all week for more card inspiration!
Cards A Plenty September 24, 2015 07:00 1 Comment
Melissa here with two cards that showcase some background cut files. These are so fun to use with cards! I've also included a card sentiment and a fun arrow with a word, that can also be found in the shop.
For these cards, I utilized white cardstock and then inked to make them my own and match with the color scheme of the design.
For this Congrats card, I relied on my comfort zone style, clean and simple. By utilizing the colors and patterns of this paper collection and the business of the background design, there wasn't much I had to do. That's one of the beauties of using background cut files for cards. If you need to whip up something the night before... hmm... I've never had to do that before... cough cough... it is awesome to let the cut file do the work!
That congrats sentiment is a beauty too! I love being able to resize the files however I need them.
The next card, I still used white cardstock but did some inking! I attempted an ombre look for the background. It shows up nicely, in person, and I hope it shows up enough in this photo.
I think I've said it before with a past project, I just love how a background cut file can add nice texture to the background of a card. What could have been left as white space, looks so much more filled out and pretty with that background. And how fun to use that word arrow, right??? By adding the letter stickers, it was easy to turn that into a complete sentiment.
I hope you get a chance to grab some of these awesome background cut files and get to creating this week! There is such a great selection in the shop!
Pinterest inspired cards September 16, 2015 08:00
Hello Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn here today to share with you a couple of cards I made inspired by two very different, yet inspiring images I found on pinterest!
Aside from scrapbooking and papercrafting, I also claim cookie decorating as one of my most enjoyed hobbies. Therefore, I'm often perusing pinterest for creative images and ideas for my next baking project. I ran across this beautiful array of rainbow colored butterfly cookies on pinterest and fell in love! I knew this particular cookie design was way beyond my skill set, but since it looked just like the watercolor designs we're often seeing in cardmaking, I saved it. I just knew it would be the perfect inspiration piece for my next card design.
There was no question that I would use the Butterfly Background cut file, as a starting point for my card. I ended up sizing the file to 4"x5" and cutting it from Tim Holtz watercolor paper, knowing that I'd want to do a watercolor treatment, as inspired by the original image. I used a water pen and a stack of my favorite ink pads to create a gradient rainbow effect, from the bottom to the top of my butterfly cut.
Once cut and watercolored, the butterfly piece makes a bold statement all on it's own. Therefore, I knew I'd want to keep the rest of the card pretty sleek and simple to let the butterflies shine. I used a white background and added some subtle details including machine stitching and a scattering of bling, again, all in white, to keep the focus on the butterflies. A bold, black, stamped sentiment ties in the theme of the card and draws your focus to the center.
My next inspiration piece was one I discovered as I was searching for wedding themed inspiration. My cousin will be married next month, and since I can't attend the wedding, I wanted to make an extra special card to send along with her gift. This papercrafted boutineire caught my eye immediately and brought to mind the Stems for Stephanie cut file in the Just Nick shop.
I significantly sized down and cut the Stems for Stephanie florals from a bookprint paper, as inspired by the pinterest image. Layering the florals and topping them each with decorative button centers, make them the star of the card design.
The Stems leaf file is a perfect match to these pretty flowers, too. I cut the leaves out of varying green papers and tucked them under the edges of the floral cluster.
Finally, I looked to the Card Sentiments 1 cut file for the perfect congratulatory greeting. Cutting the sentiment from gold glittery paper finishes off the sophisticated and elegant feel of this design.
The next time you're stuck for inspiration, pinterest is a good place to start and the Just Nick cut file store is sure to have the perfect design to match your inspiration piece!
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