3 Cheery Cards by April Guest Designer, Jess Mutty…

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.

First up, Hi Friend:
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 Hi Friend Card detail_Jess Mutty_HipKitApril2015
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.

Watercolor Card: 
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 Watercolor Card detail_Jess Mutty_HipKitApril2015
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.

Smile Camera Card: 
Smile Card_Jess Mutty_HipKitApril2015

 Smile Card detail_Jess Mutty_HipKitApril2015
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!!

1 thought on “3 Cheery Cards by April Guest Designer, Jess Mutty…

  1. Awesome cards, Jess! Love that they are all different. Just shows how versatile the kits are 🙂

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