Hello dear friends and welcome to my little crafty corner.
First, let me start with telling you how much fun I had at my class in Pleasanton last Saturday. All the participants were so lively and I had a chance to meet such credible and talented ladies. What an incredible experience and I cannot wait to be back to California Scrapbook Expo again in October.
Another good news! One of my YouTube videos has reached over 6K views! And the numbers are growing, not just in terms of viewers but also in subscribers. I am so beyond happy and grateful for all the new people that watched my videos and subscribed to my YouTube Channel.
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!
If you wish to watch the video, click the play button below.
And now, let us begin with something super cool.
You all have seen me and heard me talk about Canva. This is an incredible platform for all your graphic design needs no matter if you are an amateur or a professional.
I have been using this platform for a couple of years now and I simply cannot imagine my crafting without it.
Today, I am going to show you the simplest way to use Canva and your dies together.I believe this is the best of both worlds: no need to invest in expensive sentiment stamps when you can create whaever you wish!
And here is how to do it:
For this project I used a stamp set and dies from Hero Arts. This set is called Hug in a Mug; Next, I used Copic Markers for coloring, and a very light grey dye ink from Altenew (Morning Frost). For paper, I used Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lbs and XPress It paper.
I first started off with creating a mug. I used Neenah paper to do so, and I cut it three times. I also cut a mug using pattern paper. This step is optional. You can decorate your mug however you like; you can leave it plain white if you wish.
Next, I took my card and position the mug to help me with the placement of a sentiment.
I then went to my online Canva account, created a template and a sentiment I wanted and simply downloaded it on my computer and from there I simply printed it.
Because I use Canva a lot, I do have a premium membership, but do not let that stop you from using this platform. They also have a free version, this one comes with some restrictions, but you can still use it for endless projects.
I then colored my inner piece with Copics and I also added some shading to the mug.
Next, I assembled everything and added steam with just simple stamping.
And, the card was done!
It really doesn’t get any easier than this. And you can have any sentiment you like without compromising the quality of your design.
Think of all the cool things you can create!
Thank you all for joining me today. I hope you lied this project and I hope this gave you some ideas.
Don’t forget to share your project. I am curious to know what you come up with.