Sunday, January 7, 2024

Colorful Sticker Heart Sheets

 New Colorful Heart Sticker Sheets 

from PaperieByJennifer


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Just in time for Valentine's Day, I created new colorful heart stickers. These come in sheets of 2 for a total of 18 stickers.  These stickers are perfect for adding a festive touch to the back of an envelope or on your cards and journals.


Saturday, June 17, 2023

Sticker technique for Card Backgrounds

Using stickers to create a card background is a simple and effective way to add visual interest and texture to your cards. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to create a card background using stickers:

Materials you will need:

1. Cardstock or pre-made blank card

2. Stickers of your choice (various sizes, shapes, and designs)

3. Scissors (optional)

4. Adhesive (glue or double-sided tape)

5. Additional embellishments (optional)

Step 1: Choose your stickers

Select a variety of stickers that suit the theme or style you want for your card. Consider using stickers with different sizes, shapes, patterns, or textures. This will add depth and visual appeal to your background.

Step 2: Plan the layout

Before adhering the stickers, lay them out on your cardstock or blank card to determine the desired arrangement. You can experiment with different placements and orientations to find the most visually pleasing design.

Step 3: Adhere the stickers

Once you have planned the layout, peel off the backing of each sticker and carefully place them on the cardstock or card. Press them down firmly to ensure they adhere properly. If you prefer a neater look, you can trim any excess sticker edges with scissors.

Step 4: Fill the entire background

Continue adding stickers to cover the entire background, ensuring that the stickers overlap slightly or touch each other. This will create a cohesive and visually appealing pattern. Be creative and mix different sticker designs and sizes to add interest.

Step 5: Consider additional embellishments

If desired, you can further enhance your card background by adding other embellishments. For example, you can incorporate ribbon, sequins, gems, or die-cut shapes. Place them strategically around the stickers to create a balanced and cohesive design.

Step 6: Trim and finalize the background

Once you have finished adhering the stickers and any additional embellishments, trim the edges of the cardstock if necessary to fit your desired card size. If you're using a pre-made blank card, you can skip this step. Ensure that the background is neat and clean.

Step 7: Complete your card

With the sticker background in place, you can now complete your card. Add a sentiment, focal point, or any other desired elements. You can stamp, write, or use die cuts to personalize your card and make it unique.

Step 8: Finishing touches

Take a moment to review your card and make any final adjustments or additions. Ensure that all the stickers are securely adhered and that the overall design is visually pleasing. Pay attention to details and make any necessary tweaks to achieve the desired outcome.

By following these steps, you can create a card background using stickers that adds a delightful and professional touch to your handmade cards. Enjoy the process and have fun experimenting with different sticker designs and arrangements! 

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Color Blending with Alcohol Markers 


Using alcohol markers to blend colors when coloring stamped leaf designs for a card can create a beautiful and vibrant effect. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you achieve smooth color blending:

Materials you will need:

1. Stamped leaf designs on cardstock or marker-friendly paper

2. Alcohol markers in various colors (preferably with a brush or chisel tip)

3. Blending solution or alcohol (optional)

4. Scrap paper or a protective mat

Step 1: Choose your color palette

Select the alcohol markers that you want to use for coloring the stamped leaf designs. Consider choosing colors that work well together and create a harmonious color palette.

Step 2: Start with light colors

Begin by coloring the leaves with a light color. This will serve as the base color for your blending. Use gentle strokes to fill in the leaf, ensuring even coverage. Leave some white space on the leaf to create highlights.

Step 3: Add a darker shade

Next, choose a slightly darker shade of the same color or a complementary color. Begin adding this color to the areas where you want more depth or shadow. Start with the edges or the areas that would naturally be darker. Use light, flicking strokes to create texture and blend it into the lighter color.

Step 4: Apply the blending technique

To blend the colors seamlessly, use the following techniques:

a. Feathering: Take the lighter color marker and lightly stroke it over the border between the two colors, creating a feathered effect. This helps to blend the colors together.

b. Layering: Apply additional layers of the lighter and darker colors, alternating between them, to create a smooth transition between shades. Blend the colors together with gentle strokes.

c. Gradation: To achieve a gradual color change, start with the lighter color and gradually introduce the darker color, layer by layer, allowing them to blend naturally.

Step 5: Experiment with blending solution or alcohol (optional)

If you want to achieve even smoother blends, you can use a blending solution or a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Apply a tiny amount of the solution onto the area where you want to blend the colors and use the markers to further blend and spread the colors together. Be cautious when using the solution, as it can cause the ink to bleed if too much is applied.

Step 6: Practice on scrap paper

Before applying the markers directly to your stamped leaf designs, practice the blending technique on scrap paper to get comfortable with the colors and the blending process. This allows you to adjust your technique and color choices before working on the actual design.

Step 7: Finishing touches

Once you are satisfied with the blending on your stamped leaf designs, you can add any additional details or embellishments to enhance the overall look of the leaves. Consider adding veins, highlights, or shading with a fine-tip black marker or colored pencils.

By following these steps, you can achieve beautiful color blending with alcohol markers on your stamped leaf designs for a card. Enjoy the process and have fun creating your personalized and vibrant leaf designs!


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Monday, May 29, 2023

Creating Layered Flowers with Die Cuts

Die Cuts Rose Layering Flower 16 Pieces Foil Mirror Glitter Specialty Cardstock


Creating die-cut layered flowers for a card can be a fun and creative project. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you make die-cut layered flowers:

Materials you will need:

1. Cardstock or colored paper in various colors

2. Flower-shaped cutting dies in different sizes

3. Die-cutting machine

4. Adhesive (glue or double-sided tape)

5. Scissors

6. Pencil or pen

7. Cutting mat

Find an assortment of flower die cuts on Amazon

Step 1: Prepare your materials

Gather all the materials mentioned above. Choose the colors of cardstock or paper that you want for your flowers. Ensure that your die-cutting machine is ready to use.

Step 2: Choose your flower shapes and sizes

Select the flower-shaped die cuts that you want to use. You can find a variety of flower dies available in craft stores or online. Choose different sizes and shapes to add depth and dimension to your layered flowers.

Step 3: Cut the cardstock

Place your chosen cardstock or paper on the cutting mat. Take the largest flower-shaped die cut and position it on the cardstock. Trace the outline of the die cut lightly with a pencil or pen. Repeat this step with different sizes of flower dies on various colored cardstock or paper.

Step 4: Die cut the flowers

Carefully place the traced cardstock on the die-cutting machine platform, ensuring it aligns with the cutting area of the die. Follow the instructions for your specific die-cutting machine to run it through and cut out the flower shape. Repeat this step for each traced flower shape.

Die Cuts Layering Tropical Flowers 12 Pieces Mirror Specialty Basic Cardstock

Step 5: Layer the flowers

Take the largest flower die cut and apply adhesive to the back. Carefully place it onto your card or base. Repeat this step with the other flower shapes, gradually decreasing the size of the die-cut flowers as you layer them on top of each other. Offset the petals slightly to create a dimensional effect.

Step 6: Add finishing touches

Once you have layered all the flower shapes, you can enhance the flowers further. You may consider adding small circles or dots in the center of each flower using a different colored cardstock. You can also add leaves or stems using green cardstock or paper.

Step 7: Attach to your card

Trim any excess cardstock from the layered flowers. Apply adhesive to the back of the assembled flower and carefully attach it to your card. Ensure that the adhesive is evenly distributed to hold the layers securely.

Step 8: Decorate and personalize

Finally, you can embellish the rest of your card as desired. Add a sentiment, additional decorations, or any other elements you like to complement your layered flowers.

With these steps, you can create beautiful die-cut layered flowers to adorn your card and impress the recipient with your handmade creation. Enjoy the process and let your creativity shine!


Find a beautiful assortment of pre-cut flowers on my website.

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