Dotted Hello Cards

Hi! Where do you find inspiration for your card designs? Sometimes when I make cards, I simply start with two things – a color palette that I love and a handful of my favorite stamps and stencils. So, today I’m sharing a pair of “hello” cards that I made with a few summery inks and some of my most loved stamps.


I started by selecting four ink colors that I thought were fun, bright, and feminine – Lemon Yellow, Soft Cantaloupe, Lime Green, and Tide Pool. Then, I created two card bases from a sheet of tide layering paper. I covered angled portions of each card front with stamped and stenciled papers that I created with Kelly's Window Pane stencil and Lia's Irregular Arrow Bold Prints background stamp. To create the multi-colored strips, I simply used sponge daubers to apply each ink color through the stencil onto narrow pieces of snow layering paper.

Dotted Hello by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

I embossed the beautiful Dotted Hello sentiment onto gray circles and then added smaller sentiments from the Prayers Stamp & Cut set that I embossed onto narrow, coral cardstock strips. I love that I can get the look of a hand-stitched sentiment with the Dotted Hello stamp without using a needle and thread! I added each circle to a card front with foam tape. Using my four ink colors, I stamped a collection of small flowers from the Color Layering For You Flowers set, die cut them with the matching die, and then scattered them across each card with foam tape. I finished each card with a trio of small, white pearls.

Dotted Hello by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

You can see that the two finished cards are very similar but by making a few small changes to each design, I was able to create two different cards. I merely changed the position of the stamped paper to the card front, I stamped different small sentiments for each card, and then I altered the flower and sentiment placement on each design.


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you are inspired to make a card with a new color palette and a few favorite stamps. Wishing you a wonderful day,


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