Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Few Cards by Tessa Wise

Hello and happy Tuesday! I love making cards and lately, I've been making even more then usual! Today I have four to share with you. For these cards, I mostly used the He Said She Said line, adding in a few bits and pieces from other lines here and there. Here is my first card:

I started this card by cutting lengths of the garland and adhering them to the left side of the card. Next, I stamped my sentiment onto vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I adhered it to the card front using the green washi tape and to add a little stability to the vellum, I added the scallop and red patterned strip to the edges. Lastly, I embellished it with the pretty red enamel dots.

I am such a fan of white heat embossing- especially on vellum! Just be careful when you're heating it up- it melts so much faster then on regular cardstock!

My next card is a clean and simple design. I used the banners from the She Said die cuts sheet to draw your eye straight to the happy sentiment:

To create this card, you'll need a white card base. Cut a white panel of cardstock the same size as your card front (5.5x4.25") and emboss it. Cut a bit off the top digagonally and adhere it to your card front. Add your banners next, overlapping them just a little. Stamp your sentiment on to gray cardstock with Versamark ink and heat emboss it using white powder. Add it to your card over the seam between the embossed panel and smooth card front using dimensional foam dots. Last, add a length of twine, finishing in a bow directly above the sentiment. Let the tails hang underneath the sentiment strip.

This one may be simple but I love how it turned out! The twine and embossing add texture while the banners and diagonal lines add interest.

Card number three has a modern shabby chic look to it. I've added a little garland from the Memories line on this one:

For this card, I started by stamping the hearts from the She Said stamp set onto the kraft background using Versamark. Next, I splattered some shimmer spray over the top of them. When it was dry, I adhered a doily folded in half to the front. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink and added two banners from the He Said She Said- She Said die-cut sheet. Next, I added the garland, adhering it only on the two aqua pieces so that it hangs loosely on the card. I finished it off with the linen thread, wrapping it around the card front twice and finishing in a bow.

The best part of this card is the movement of the garland- it hangs over the edge and is such a fun element!

I have one more for you! For this one I used the He Said She Said- She Said die cut flowers as my focal point:

To recreate this card, start with a textured white card base. Cut a panel of the black print from the Summer Stories 6x6 designer pad and matt it with yellow cardstock. Adhere it to the center of your card front. Create your tag out of the blue flower journaling card found on the He Said She Said- She Said die-cut sheet. To make it into a tag, just cut off the top corners. Add a strip of patterned paper over the words and adhere the tag onto the card front. Choose a flower from the He Said She Said-She Said die-cut flowers and adhere it to your card using dimensional foam adhesive. Punch a circle out of a coordinating patterned paper and add a brad to it before adhering it to the center of the flower using another dimensional foam dot. Finish it off by embellishing with green epoxy dots, a pretty coral button, and your sentiment.

I love how the tag and flowers look over the black patterned paper. They really pop!

I really enjoyed creating these cards! The best part though will be  sending them in the mail to a few of my favorite people! I don't always send my cards out but I don't know why- I love getting cards in the mail!

Supplies Used:

Teresa Collins Designs:
He Said She Said- She Said 6x6 Designer Pad, He Said She Said- He Said 6x6 Designer Pad, Summer Stories 6x6 Designer Pad, He Said She Said- She Said Decorative Brads, He Said She Said- She Said Epoxy Dots, He Said She Said- She Said Die Cut Accessories, He Said She Said- She Said Decorative Tape, He Said She Said- She Said Clear Stamp Set,  He Said She Said- She Said Decorative Buttons, He Said She Said- She Said Die Cut Flowers, He Said She Said- She Said Garland, Memories Garland
Sentiment stamps, ink, cardstock, doilies, scallop punch, embossing folder, linen thread by Stampin' Up!; Mists by Studio Calico; Baker's twine by The Twinery; sticker sentiment by SRM Stickers; sentiment stamps by Lawn Fawn

Thanks for joining me today!


  1. These are all beautiful! The Kraft one with the doily and garland is my fave!

  2. Lovely cards ! The kraft one is my favorite.

  3. These are fabulous cards. Thanks for inspiring me!

  4. Love all the cards! but my favorite is "Thank you"

  5. Tessa your cards are simply AMAZING!!!!


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