Hello WRMK fans and welcome back to the blog. It’s Chantalle with you today and I’d like to share some cards I have created with the help of clever WeR Punch Boards, LetterPress Kit and the fantastic new Dial Trimmer.
This card uses beautiful Bazzill Premium Cardstock in Rose Quartz. The pack comes with four different prints, one being a soft ombré, which suited my card idea perfectly. It’s been layered up with some Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378746 Chipboard Stickers and some hand cut elements from On a Whim papers.
The cardstock has been de-bossed in a floral print with hot pink magenta pigment ink. I will admit to having a bit of a crush on this letterpress technique! This was my first time experimenting with Letterpress, which comes in a very handy Starter Kit and includes everything you need to get started. *Note: You will need a tool like the Evolution Advanced to be able to create a de-bossed effect.
Right at the bottom of this pile of embellishments, are some pretty On a Whim Washi tapes. I love their tropical vibes! I’ve also used my new Washi Tape Chomper to create the perfect pennant shape. This clever little tool is so easy to use – simple measure the size tape you have, align the tape and then press to cut the shape.
Here is an image of the Letterpress just before it’s rolled through the Evolution Advanced. I adhered the plate to the base, then inked it up, aligned the paper and then rolled it through the Evolution.
This is a card I created using the same ‘Hello’ plate, combined with the word ‘sunshine’ (both included in the starter kit). I gave some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock a light watercolour wash and then inked up the plates with yellow pigment ink and debossed it.
The sunny brights give this card a very happy vibe!
This next card is very simple in it’s composition.
I’ve used my Dial Trimmer to trim some thin strips of patterned paper, having fun with the different edge finishes!
I laid all the strips up, adhering them to the front of my card, then trimmed off the excess with my Supreme Ruler.
The beveled and scalloped edges have a relaxed feel to them and the strips co-ordinate nicely with the fun On a Whim Chipboard Stickers which I have used to add my greeting.
My final card turned out so fun and I’m really excited to share it with you!
It’s a self contained card and envelope in one, which has a perforated area which, when pulled back, reveals a greeting.
To start, I used my Envelope Punch Board to create an envelope for a 4×6 landscape card. This punch board is a firm favourite of mine! Once I had measured and trimmed my paper, I went about creating the envelope, but didn’t seal it. Instead, I used my ruler to draw two lines, in the centre of the front of the card, about an inch and a half apart.
I then used the perforated blade on the Dial Trimmer over the lines I had drawn.
Next I created the little postcard for inside the envelope. I typed up a message on my Typecast Typewriter and embellished the striped paper with some On a Whim clear and chipboard stickers.
I placed the card, face-down onto the prepared envelope sheet and folded it up, adhering it shut.
The final step, was creating a little tab so the recipient would know to pull open the perforated area. I used my Tab Punch Board to create a ‘small’ side tab and then, used a blade to very carefully cut a small slit on the far right hand side of the perfed section. I slid the tab inside, making sure it was well adhered, so it wouldn’t come off when in use.
The moment of truth…. Success!
I’m so happy with how this card turned out – such a fun surprise card, thanks to my Dial Trimmer!
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have as much fun creating with these fabulous tools as I do!
Pigment Ink Pads
Amy Tangerine On a Whim Washi Tape