Hugs & Smiles Card

By  Michelle Woerner 

Chevron prints and light-colored vellum create this colorful floral design. Follow the step-out photos to achieve the same look when blending ink and marker pigments.


  • Cardstock: Canvas Corp. Vellum; Amuse Studios Bermuda, Sugar
  • Paper: Amuse Studios Bermuda Chevron Pattern, My Mind’s Eye Pattern
  • Cartwright’s Sequins: blue, yellow
  • Rhinestones, 2mm and 3mm: gold, silver


  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-cutting Machine and Dies: (S4-114) Standard Circles SM, (S4-116) Standard Circles SM, (S4-124) Classic Scalloped Circles LG
  • Gina K. Designs Year of Flowers 2 and Tag Lines Stamp Sets
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Inks: Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Versamark, Gina K. Designs Grass Green and Sweet Corn
  • Markers: Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Marvy Uchida LePlume II Brilliant Yellow
  • White embossing powder
  • Adhesives: Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 3-D foam tabs

Basic Supplies

  • scoring tool, paper trimmer, scissors, cotton swab
  • Size
  • 1. Size is 6"x 3-1/2".
  • Hugs & Smiles Card
  • 1. Make 6"x3-1/2" top-fold card from Sugar cardstock. Round bottom left corner.
  • 2. Cut chevron pattern paper to 5-3/4"x3-1/4"; round bottom left corner. Die cut LG #5 Classic Scalloped Circle into right side as shown.
  • 3. Mat chevron paper to Bermuda cardstock; round bottom corner. Die cut SM #4 Nesting Circle into cardstock as shown; layer together and adhere.
  • 4. Stamp image and leaves on vellum paper; emboss with white embossing powder. Apply dye ink to image and blend as desired using cotton swab. Add details with marker; blend with cotton swab. See Photos 1-4.

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  • 5. Adhere vellum paper image behind open circles on Bermuda panel. Adhere to card base using foam tabs.
  • 6. Make scallop circle frame from white cardstock by die cutting LG #3 Nesting Scallop Circle and SM #4 Circle; adhere around circle opening.
  • 7. Fussy cut vellum leaves and adhere.
  • 8. Trim pattern paper scraps into flag shape and adhere. Stamp sentiment, trim, and adhere using foam tabs.
  • 9. Add sequin and rhinestone accents below flag, scalloped circle, and on flower center using liquid glue.
  • Tip
  • 1. Adhere image panel to card base using foam tabs to allow light behind the vellum image.