Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit Cards

You may already know that Close to My Heart's Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit comes with the instructions to make three 2-page layouts.  But did you know that it also includes the instructions to create 8 cards (2 of each of the designs above) with just a few additional supplies?

One thing that I really like about these kits is that they often include instructions for techniques that I either don't already know or don't think to use.  The first and second cards feature one of those techniques.  

The butterfly was stamped in Sapphire. It was colored in by inking the BACK of the stamp in Saffron, adding Pomegranate ink to the lower edges, and then stamping on scrap paper before stamping on the main image (second generation stamping).  The instruction suggest using a 'rock 'n roll' technique, but I wanted a more blended look between the two colors so I added the Pomegranate ink with a sponge.  I also found it was easier to add the 'coloring' before stamping the darker butterfly detail.

When you stamp the detailed butterfly it won't line up perfectly with the background, but that's okay because you are going to trim your butterfly using scissors.

The second card was also supposed to feature second generation stamping on the leaves, but I missed that in the instructions!  It think it's still a pretty card that way I did it.

The third card is pretty basic and straight forward.  I love the self-adhesive cork accents and the staples on this card.  (The mini stapler is one of tools that I always forget I even own!)

This last card used the Rock & Roll technique on the leaves.  I first inked the background leaf stamp in Saffron and then rolled it in Fern ink.

Please don't think that CTMH's scrapbooking kits are for scrapbookers only!  The kits include a full pack of printed paper, a few sheets of coordinating cardstock, and coordinating embellishments.  They make the perfect bundle for both scrapbookers and card makers. 

Other project using the Grateful Heart Scrapbooking kit:

Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit Layout

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Supply List:

Stamps: Grateful Heart - Cardmaking Stamp Set
Kit: Workshops Your Way Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit

Paper: White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Ink: Fern, Pomegranate, Saffron, and Sapphire Exclusive Ink Pads
Tools: Mini Stapler

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