Big Hugs


Posted on 14th April 2024 by Danielle Bigland
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Papercraft Disciplines And Techniques, Die Cutting Techniques, Design Team, Any occasion cards, Clean and Simple cards

Dani hugs

Hello crafter's! I hope you're all well.

During a recent crafting session with my son, he reminded me of the beauty of a colour wheel and complementary colours. I have a colour wheel which honestly, I'm not sure I've ever used. So, I put it to use for a project for you today ❤️ I chose green as my main colour, who's complementary colour is red. So, this tutorial talks you through a rather striking green and red card.

I started by cutting my cover panel die into some 'Woodstock Verde 285gsm' card. This was a 'cut into card' (as opposed to 'cut out of') so I then trimmed it around each edge.

Dani big hugs step 1

Next, I darkened the edges of my panel using Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide marginally around the edge. Then, I went in further with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide. The 2 colours gave a gradient of colour, dark leading into light in the centre.

Dani big hugs step 2

I rounded the corners of the panel with a corner punch.

Dani big hugs step 3

I cut my sentiment die from both red card stock and some crafter's foam. .

Dani big hugs step 4

Then, I adhered the red layer to the foam layer using wet adhesive. This gives a quick height to the sentiment.

Alternatively, you can cut the sentiment 3-4 times in the same card and adhere all layers together using wet adhesive

Dani big hugs step 5

Finally, I stamped and trimmed a sentiment in the same red card.

Dani big hugs step 6

To finish, I attached my panel to a card blank of the same dimensions and trimmed the corners. I adhered the larger sentiment using wet adhesive and the sentiment strip with some foam tape.

I LOVE these colours together! I hope you do also.

Until next time, take care.

Love, Dani xx

Dani hugs


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