Hey y’all! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Stephanie Vittorio here from Coffee Stamps Chaos to share a fun project using some BRAND NEW PAPERS that were recently added to the line up at Cardstock Warehouse! 

I have always loved paper crafting, card making in particular - I love the process of creating something from nothing more than Cardstock. The process of bringing projects to life, brings me immense joy and satisfaction. 


So without further delay let’s get started! 

For this project you will need the following: 

 slate, silver mirrisparkle, nude, and aquamarine papers with background die

 

The first thing you will do is choose your Cardstock - I love how these colors go together to create a soft card with a small pop of dark as well as sparkle. 

 

slate, silver sparkle, aquamarine, and nude papers


Create your card bases using your choice of Cardstock color - I used Slate and Nude for my bases. Cut Cardstock at 4 ¼” to create a vertical card or 5 ½” for a horizontal card - I choose my card base orientation based on the cover die I am using. In this case, I cut my Cardstock at 4 ¼” and scored at 5 ½” 

Cut leftover Cardstock into quarters - 4 ¼” x 5 ½” 

 

cut pieces for inlay card


Die cut each color of Cardstock using the large die. You can use this technique with any large background die. Make sure to save the negative pieces - these will be used soon. 

 

negative pieces from die cut

 

In the end I had one of each color cut using the background die. 

 

die cut in 4 colors

 

I put them together then turned them to see how it would look with a more dimensional background. 

 

double layer die cut background


Before adhering them together or to the base, I chose pieces to fill in some of the spaces with various cut card stock pieces. I felt it created a more interesting piece this way. Then, I adhered the first die cut cover to my card base and filled in the spaces until I was satisfied. 

 

adding negatives to die cut inlay


Once I liked how they looked - I adhered the second die cut over the first one on each card, finishing both cards. 

adding second layer to die cut inlay card

Die cut inlay card

Thanks for hanging out with me! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I hope you will share your creations using Cardstock warehouse papers with us so we can oooohhh and aweeee over your projects! 


You may even be featured on the Cardstock Warehouse social media platforms. You can use the hashtags #cardstockwarehouse & #makesomethingbeautiful for a chance to be featured on our Instagram and Facebook pages!


I hope you have a fabulous new year full of creativity and inspiration! Make something beautiful! 


If you’d like to, you can follow me on social media to see what I’ll make next at the links below my name. I would love to see what you create and to support and encourage other crafters!


Sincerely,

Stephanie Vittorio

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