Happy Everything

Hi everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start and you’re not working too hard! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Astrobrights cardstock which is on sale this month – be sure to stock up on some of these amazing colors! I used Astrobrights 80# Re-Entry Red cardstock and Astrobrights 80# Solar Yellow cardstock on this friendship card with an alcohol ink background that, when paired with the Astrobrights cardstock, has a little tone-on-tone going on which turned out so cool!

I created the alcohol ink background on Core’dinations 65# vellum several days prior to making the card. I used Ranger Poppyfield, Sunset Orange and Sunshine Yellow alcohol inks along with a few drops of Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution, and just before it was dry, I pressed a piece of Spellbinders Gold Glimmer Hot Foil onto it which left small bits of the gold foil. I used my Xyron 510 to add the inked panel to a Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock panel, and then used the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Dies to die cut the background. When it came time to make the card, I cut a standard A2 size landscape side-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and a layering panel from Astrobrights 80# Re-Entry Red cardstock which I adhered to the card base. I layered the inked die cut panel on Astrobrights 80# Solar Yellow cardstock, and adhered it to the card base. Using the CUTplorations Happy Everything Phrase Die, I die cut the sentiment three times from Astrobrights 80# Re-Entry Red cardstock and once from Astrobrights 80# Solar Yellow cardstock. I adhered the three red die cuts together and the yellow one behind as a shadow, and adhered them to the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel from Astrobrights 80# Re-Entry Red cardstock which I adhered to the inside of the card base. I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip trimmed from the inked panel and then die cut it using the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Dies. I added a narrow strip of Astrobrights 80# Solar Yellow cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything stamp set in red ink. I adhered the panel to a yellow cardstock layer and adhered it to the inside of the card base.

And one more peek… so happy with how this turned out! The alcohol ink colors matched the Astrobright colors almost perfectly!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202201 – January Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2022 – January Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #012022 – January Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #2022-1 – January Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #119 – Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: January Anything Goes
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #173 – Anything Goes
8. Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Astrobrights 80# Re-Entry Red cardstock
Astrobrights 80# Solar Yellow cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Core’dinations 65# vellum
Stamps: Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything stamp set
Ink: Ranger Alcohol Ink- Poppyfield, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow; Catherine Poole Rouge ink
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Dies, CUTplorations Happy Everything Phrase Die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Xyron 510, Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution, Spellbinders Gold Glimmer Hot Foil, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

11 thoughts on “Happy Everything”

  1. Wowzer Leslie! This background is gorgeous! I absolutely love what you’ve done with the foiling! I must give this a try! Just trying to catch up with everyone, but want to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year friend!

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  2. Wow, this is so gorgeous! The colors are stunning. Sorry I still haven’t been able to keep up with commenting, but I love all your cards that I see in my email. We were away for Christmas. I came right back and into homeschooling again. I have almost no time to even sit at my computer. Well, Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  3. Gorgeous background Leslie. Resembles flower peddles. Thank you for sharing your regal card with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. Hope you will join us again for our NEW challenge each month. Good Luck and Happy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  4. Love it and your inkwork!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

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  5. Love that gorgeous background Leslie! Fabulous card!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- good luck!

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