For today’s project, I am creating this super cute card and matching Memory Dex card using the So Sweet Cocoa Clear Stamp Set from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!
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I just love these mice with their sweet treats! It would be a really great set to use for Valentine’s Day or just to send a friend some Happy Mail.
First I stamped the cute mouse images using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and embossed them with WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
I LOVE using WOW! Because I usually forget to use a powder tool before stamping. LOL. With WOW! Embossing Powders, you can still get great results. AND using clear over any color ink makes it look like you have colored embossing powder. It’s great for stretching your inks.
Next I got out my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Here is a listing of the colors that I used for today’s projects.
This is a new worksheet that I put together after finishing this project… because I had video problems and couldn’t remember which colors I used the first round. (or second. LOL) And I couldn’t check the video, because it either didn’t record, or it was blurry.
Next time, I’ll have this easy worksheet to record what I did, including color swatches! What’s even better is that this can be used for ANY medium. So water coloring or pencils won’t be a problem. If you’d like to use this worksheet for your own projects, it’s available now in my shop.
After coloring the images, I used my Scan ‘N Cut SDX125 to cut out all the images. If you are new to this wonderful machine, it is sooooo user friendly and easy to use. Once the Scan ‘N Cut was done cutting out the images (only about 5 minutes), I die cut out some hearts, and heart doilies, and put together this cute card.
Since it works so well on the card, I decided to use the same technique on the MemoryDex card.
For the base, I used a 4″ x 4″ piece of one of the background from the kit, and layered a 4″ x 4″ piece of white cardstock behind it. And I have a Heidi Swapp Punch (which is sometimes hard to find. The link provided showed out of stock, but there are other options for making MemoryDex cards.)
Although it’s optional, I ALWAYS add a second layer to the MemoryDex card base. Why? Without it, even heavy weight card stock feels a bit flimsy to me, and I hate giving any project to someone if I think it looks to be low quality. Adding that extra layer makes such a big difference. And if you are using thinner paper, you may want to add more (I’ve added 2 or 3 to projects that used paper from a paper pad or less than 300gsm cardstock… but that’s just me).
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I invite you to visit the rest of the team’s YouTube channels where you will get more ideas and inspiration.
- Crafting While Caffeinated: https://youtu.be/Nccx12aPD9U
- Multiplicity Crafts: https://youtu.be/Vcwqt49Sp0Y
- Notable Ink: https://youtu.be/HWDZLE6fJho
- The Joyful Soul Creates: https://youtu.be/mKi6vksA-PQ
- My Creative Life: https://youtu.be/oMgo8olOBhw
- RiCre8s: https://youtu.be/5vRfjm7PZp4
- Crafty Pink Pixie: https://youtu.be/Hb0L6EV-Esg
- A Card Day’s Work: https://youtu.be/Zkaw4IghBbI
- Joanne Herbert: https://youtu.be/Gqns3HhtyFI
- Creative Pixie Design: https://youtu.be/aCr8C1085XU
- Jeanie Ellis: https://youtu.be/JA7OkenBoJo
- Arty Crafty Alchemy: https://youtu.be/5n6C9ODUpIs
- Faith Dream Create: https://youtu.be/r6bQfM6Tshs
- Teri’s Mailbox: https://youtu.be/Mdr6VKyj0Uk
- Debbie J’s Crafting Corner: https://youtu.be/rpL5AzJnvY8
- Adrianne Galvin: https://youtu.be/opJT1tdhZp8
- Craftivation: https://youtu.be/HTNDiLlIZ4w
- Gather and Create: https://youtu.be/36GG4t4s7c
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See you next time, and Happy Crafting!
If I can make it, YOU CAN TOO