Polka Dot Smile Card Video Tutorial

While Andrea is away at Dinsey enjoying some family time, I was sitting here in the stamping studio dreaming of all the fun that they were having! I was in a mood to create something bright and colorful, this is what I came up with. I hope that you enjoy the tutorial!


Polka Dot Smile Card

For this card, I created a background from brightly colored strips of designer paper.  I cut each end of the strips on different angles creating a fun background. I painted the center portion of the chipboard frame then stamped the greeting onto the frame center. I inked and embossed the outer section of the chipboard frame with Basic Black Craft ink and Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder from WOW! embossing.The fun flower embellishments finish off the card!

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Stamps: Signature Greetings (papertrey ink)

Ink: Basic Black Craft ink (Stampin’ up!); White acrylic paint (Craft Store)

Paper: Orange Zest CS (papertrey ink); Ebony CS (Bazzill); Lime Ricky Collection (Basic Grey)

Accessories: Lucky Limeade Ruffled ribbon, bone folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, paper snips, ribbon scissors (Stampin’ Up!); Orange Zest ⅜” Top Notch Twill ribbon (papertrey ink); Sticky Puffs stickers (Darice); Ornate Tags chipboard set (Maya Road); Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder (WOW! Embossing); Heat It! tool, Claudine Hellmuth paint brushes (Ranger); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); Tombow multi-purpose liquid adhesive (Tombow)


Thanks A Million Card

Have you noticed what a HUGE trend hexagons are right now? Although Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have any hexagon dies, or stamps, Andrea noticed that one of the patterns of paper in the Twitterpated collection had hexagons. That’s when she had an “aha” moment – why not cut the hexagons apart?  Once the hexagons were all cut out, Andrea positioned them on her card, spacing them slightly apart so she could see some of the Pink Pirouette CS in between them.

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Stamps: Word Play (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Basic Black Craft ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Paper: Pink Pirouette CS, Twitterpated DP (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: bone folder, paper snips, embossing buddy, Stamp-a-ma-jig (optional), black emboss powder, heat tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow multi-purpose liquid adhesive, mini glue dots, Basic Black ⅜” Taffeta ribbon, SNAIL adhesive, basic pearls (Stampin’ Up!); acrylic graph ruler (optional)(Craft Store); Black Sharpie marker (Office Supply Store)


Have a wonderful weekend!

15 replies on “Polka Dot Smile Card Video Tutorial”

  1. Tracy, this is a beautiful card filled with so many vibrant colours. I just love it. I also like that you used the craft paint on the chipboard. I love everything about this card.

    Thanks for sharing. I’m sure Andrea will love it upon her return.

  2. Tracy, this is a great card. Bright and cheery – it makes me “smile”! The background strips are a great way to use up scraps from favourite papers that you just hate to throw out. The colours are great. Love it. Your creations are always wonderful. – Kimberley T

  3. The stamping studio is in great hands while Andrea is enjoying her vacation. I could feel the energy jump off the page with the bright and cheery papers you chose for your strips. I love it when PCL shows projects that use up our scraps and stash. Thanks, Tracy.

  4. Tracy, you created such a happy card and a great way to use scraps of designer printed paper. Your card made me smile!

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