Hi everyone! Jess here with my last post this month as the April guest designer. I’ve had a blast all month playing with the April Hip Kits and seeing your pages. So far I’ve shown you three layouts so today I decided to bring you some cards with the kit. I love using the end of kits to make cards when I have bits and pieces leftover and the paper scraps are smaller.
This card started with the mint green square and the wood veneer. I added the pink polka dot paper behind the “hi” and settled on the green, pink, and beige color scheme. The “friend” ephemera was perfect for adding below the “hi” and I used several layers of coordinating papers to ground the central sentiment block. I used the mint green cardstock from the cardstock add-on kit and edged it with gold paint and made a little pink tassel out of twine for the spine. More ephemera and touches of gold and sequins were great finishing touches.
I wanted to use another of the watercolor cards and experiment with the Prima watercolors in the April Color Kit. I’ll admit that they intimidated me at first! But I definitely found them smooth and easy to work with. Instead of coloring on the card itself I wet the tip of the pencil and colored an area on a non-porous surface to make a little pool of color. Then I used a brush to paint the color around each word. I added patterned paper under each word and cut very thin strip of foam tape to elevate the entire card for a dimensional effect. I finished this card off with bits of gold chipboard stickers and sentiment stickers.
Finally, this card, which is probably my favorite of the three. I love the combo of the striped paper with vellum and all the bright pinks and florals. This card has a lot of my typical layering and popped up elements. The gold star chipboard on the camera lens was a cute touch and the ribbon tied around the spine gives it a little softness.
Thanks so much to all of you at Hip Kit Club for joining me this month!!