Card with Polka Dot Pals Gemma

Card Tutorial | Clean & Simple Using Dies | Polka Dot Pals Gemma

When I saw Barbara share about her Polka Dot Pals Freebie I just knew I had to have it and make a video about it. So in todays video I show you how to create a card with Polka Dot Pals Gemma and how to layer diecuts of the same size and shape to make the focal image pop from a very buzy background.

I love Polka Dot Pals and when I had to take the big decision to leave the DT team for Little Miss Muffet Stamps back in late 2016 I did it with a heavy heart. I was even more sad when Barbara closed the door to Little Miss Muffet Stamps a couple of years later. And I was equally happy when I heard that she had taken her Polka Dot Pals to Whimsy Stamps and I could start craft with them again. However due to economical constraints I haven’t been able to purchase any stamps yet.

It is looking a little bit better tho and after picking up Gemma (which is a freebie, have I told you that yet?!) and colored her up I now know that I have to make room in my budget for the other Polka Dot Pals.

I had so much fun, creating her face (she looks a little bit tired/sad tho, so next time I have to make sure the iris is a bit rounder) and picking out the colors. In the back of my mind I knew I wanted to use the Love Notes papers from Doodlebug Design so I tried to pick the green and red to match and a blue that could coordinate.

Clean And Simple Card with layered die cuts and a focal image using Polka Dot Pals Gemma

To create the card I actually didn’t know how it would turn out going into it. I picked out some papers from the pad, one of them had a bunch of tags. I didn’t end up using that paper, but the tag got me digging among my stash for different tags and settled with the Cross-Stitch Tag die by My Favorite things. It’s a one off, but after cutting out my papers I found that the papers in themselves didn’t have enough contrast between them. So I cut out another of the tags, this time in white cardstock, and layered it behind the other one at an angle. And there I got the contrast and the tag got visible and a perfect layer for my focal image.

Clean And Simple Card with layered die cuts and a focal image using Polka Dot Pals Gemma

Hope you enjoy my videos and the card. Btw I have a tiny tiny giveaway on the cardmaking video, more information in the video 🙂


E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R30, R32, B37, B24, B21, B63, B60, E53, E55, E57, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, N3, N1, N0, 0, YR14, YR14, YG05, R05, B26

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