Create your own background with Glossy Cardstock!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to use up your Glossy Cardstock! Do you struggle with ideas to use Glossy Cardstock or maybe it’s hidden away and forgotten about? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Lol Stampin’ Up! brought back Glossy Cardstock for a minute (or the current Annual Catalog) and I was so excited because I figured this would give me a chance to use it up! Well, that was an epic fail because the cardstock still sat on the shelf feeling unloved and going unused!! This brings me to today’s card and my fond farewell to this cardstock by creating a background using sponge brayers and ink pads. 

I thought the colored cardstock would go perfectly with the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper layered on top, so I chose colors that would coordinate with the Petal Pink side of the paper. Cut a piece of the Glossy Cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then use a sponge brayer to first color Blushing Bride ink along the bottom, Flirty Flamingo ink in the middle, and then Melon Mambo ink along the top. One sponge brayer was used for each color:

I used this edgelit die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits, lining it up along the 5 ¼” side of the cardstock, I used a sticky note to keep it in place, ran the cardstock and die through the Big Shot, and then repeated the process for the other side:

To create the butterflies, I used my template for the Butterfly Duet Punch and used sponge daubers to color the middle Blushing Bride, then Flirty Flamingo ink, and then Melon Mambo ink on the outside. I then stamped the butterfly stamp in memento ink, placed the template back on top, and then stamped the body in memento ink. You will also need this design from the laser-cut paper and the sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits:

The laser-cut paper is adhered to the glossy cardstock by using my Fine Tip Glue Pen, the sentiment is adhered with a dimensional, and the butterflies are adhered with a mini dimensional:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Melon Mambo cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the flower and butterfly stamp from Beauty Abounds in memento ink, colored in with a blender pen using Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo ink:

Easy background to make with Glossy Cardstock! I even could have used it for the butterflies and sentiment! Just goes to show you that even I automatically go to regular cardstock instead of the glossy! If you do not have the laser-cut paper, you can also just stamp the butterflies directly on to the Glossy Cardstock! The Glossy Cardstock and Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper will not be carrying over to the next Annual Catalog, so they will only be available while supplies last.

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Create a sympathy card with Glossy White Cardstock

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sympathy card I created with Glossy White Cardstock. This card did not start out as a sympathy card, rather I wanted to create a card using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and Glossy White Cardstock. As I was making this card and discussing with my husband how I made the image on the glossy cardstock, he mentioned he needed a sympathy card and I thought this would be perfect with the Kindness & Compassion stamp set!

When Stampin’ Up! brought back Glossy White cardstock, I was excited because I originally bought it when it was previously sold, did one project, and then it just sat…and sat…and sat. The cardstock can be very intimidating, for me at least, so I tried to think of some way to create a card with it. Earlier this year I did a card using the “polished stone technique”, so I thought I would try coloring using a cotton ball and Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills and it was very easy! I will walk you through each step below!

I first started with a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Glossy White cardstock:

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I used this dandelion image from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set, which I stamped in StazOn Jet Black ink:

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I chose 3 colors that I wanted to color the background in, going from light to dark, and went with So Saffron, Mango Melody, and Pumpkin Pie ink refills:

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I first started with So Saffron ink, which I put a couple drops on a cotton ball, and then swirled around the dandelion image:

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I then used Mango Melody ink on a different cotton ball and swirled that around the So Saffron ink:

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Finally, I used Pumpkin Pie ink on a different cotton ball, which I swirled around the rest of the paper. TIP-if you put too much ink on the cotton ball, flip the cotton ball over and use a clean side, this will take up any of the extra ink. If you don’t add enough ink, quickly squeeze another drop or two and quickly blend in:

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For the front of the card sentiment, I used one of the sentiments from Kindness & Compassion on a 5/8” piece of Whisper White cardstock, which I used my Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to ink the bottom of the sentiment, flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch, and cut a 5” piece of the Burlap Ribbon:

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To adhere the sentiment to the ribbon and then the ribbon to the cardstock, I used some Tear & Tape Adhesive on the back:

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The card base is a 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The base layer is adhered to the card base and then the glossy cardstock is adhered slightly askew on top:

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The burlap ribbon is adhered across the bottom of the glossy cardstock and the sentiment is adhered on top:

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The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is inked using the Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black and the dandelion seed stamp is inked in Memento Ink, stamping off first:

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I’m really going to have to look up some more ideas using Glossy White Cardstock, this was pretty easy to create! The ink from the cotton ball dried quickly, but I did have to use my heat tool to help dry the dandelion image. I know a lot of us create cards as we need them, but every now and again, get out paper, a stamp set, or even some embellishments and let your creativity take over and experiment!

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