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Shaped Cards

Designed by Jo Herbert

See how changing the traditional card front by cutting an angle can make for an interesting style.

Supplies – Honey Bee Stamps  Hugs Honey Cuts dies & Country Blooms stamp set & coordinating Honey Cut dies.

Hi all I am very excited for my very first blog post with Honeybee Stamps. Today’s card creations I have made 2 x cards that I have partially cut off the card front to add some style other than the normal card front look.  This style can be so much fun to play with just by other adding an extra stamped piece like I have, vellum, acetate or even leaving the space to see straight through to the back.

Steps for my card creations –

  1. Align your already scored opened cardstock on the paper trimmer. On the cutting line place where the top fold / scored line is and slightly angle the cardstock to the bottom of the card front then cut on the angle. You can decide how thick or thin you would like the angle to be on your card front.
  2. Cut a separate piece of white cardstock to the exact size as the card front. I have repeat stamped one of the Country Blooms floral image with inks co-ordinating to the cardstock base.
  3. Using the same stampset I have stamped on watercolour cardstock with black versafine ink. To colour the stamped images I have used Derwent watercolour pencils which I have then brushed with my aqua painter to blend.
  4. Each watercolour image has been cut close around the edges leaving a white trim which is then mounted on the same colour cardstock as the card base. This has been adhered where the angle of the cut front piece has been cut.
  5. For the sentiment I have used the Hugs Honey Cuts dies ng matching cardstock colours to the ink and base, grey tones and vellum.
  6. Finishing touches with the Crystal clear Spectrum noir has been added on the sentiments and floral images.

I hope these card creations inspired you to think outside the box and add style with non-traditional card fronts.

Paper Crafting Hugs


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3 responses to “Shaped Cards with Jo”

  1. Pooja says:

    Loved the unique shape of these beautiful cards !

  2. MichelleW says:

    I love this look Jo, absolutely beautiful card! I may just have to add some Honey Bee to my collection!

  3. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    That’s a great idea ! Thanks for sharing.