Saturday, April 28, 2018

OMG--Times Two

I've been on kind of a card-making bender, working on new cards for Send a Smile 4 Kids. One type of design they don't seem to get enough of is cards for older kids/teens. So I've been making some that I hope will work for that! I've aimed to make a masculine & a feminine version of each design.

I got the "Slang Gang" stamp set from Paper Smooches at least several months ago. While I have used it some, it hasn't gotten nearly the amount of love it deserves from me. So I decided, while making teen cards, to try and make several with greetings from "Slang Gang." Hopefully, these phrases are still current! :)

For my both of these cards, I used Sketch #SC629 from To begin my feminine version, I cut a panel of patterned paper from The Paper Studio's "So-So-Sweet" mat stack to 4.25x5.5". I lined the panel up on my grid mat, and used the grid lines to help me position one of the "Stitched Basic Edges 2" dies from My Favorite Things. I die cut the panel into 2 pieces, and trimmed 1/2" off the long side of the wider piece.

I cut another A2-size panel from pink cardstock, and embossed that with the "Ben-Day Dots" embossing folder from Cricut/Cuttlebug. I adhered that to a white A2 card base, and used foam tape to adhere my patterned paper background sections on top, leaving a 1/2"-wide gap for the pink to show through.

The greeting stamp I used is all one stamp, but I thought it would be neat to split it into 3, since there are 3 blocks in the sketch I worked from. So I positioned it in my MISTI stamp positioner, masked off the bottom 2 words, inked up the "oh" with Delicata Black Shimmer ink, and stamped it on a piece of pink cardstock I'd cut to size. I put another cardstock piece in my MISTI, repositioned the stamp, masked off the top & bottom this time, and stamped the "em." I repeated once more for the "gee." I made sure, using the already-stamped pieces, to line up the stamp so the words would be in the same approximate place on each piece.

After matting my pink cardstock greeting panels with a narrow black mat, I adhered them to my card. I die cut 3 hearts with a Nellie's Choice "Straight Heart" die (apparently no longer available) from black cardstock, & glued them in place. I felt they needed a little something extra, so I coated each with Star Dust Stickles.

For the masculine version, I basically followed the same steps as for my other one. I used patterned paper from Kaisercraft's "Technologic" 6.5x6.5" pad for the front panel, and a different "Stitched Basic Edges 2" die to cut it. I adhered a dull gold shimmer cardstock to my card base, & popped the patterned paper pieces over that. I used the Black Shimmer ink again for the greeting, though I didn't mat the greeting panels this time. I die cut 3 gears using a die from the "Gearhead" set from Sizzix/Tim Holtz from the same gold cardstock I used for the background. I glued them in place next to the greeting, and that finished this card.

I'm entering my cards in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create: "Anything Goes" (first card only--not playing the twist)
Die Cut Divas: "Anything Goes" (first card only)
Send a Smile 4 Kids: "Anything Goes 4 Kids" (second card only)


  1. Cute fun cards and I'm sure OMG is still current in texting. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  2. Great cute cards and my grandaughters always say OMG lol-oh I'm at it now ---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x


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