Cardmaking with Emojis

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! I’m always happy to welcome back the sweet and talented Kelly Rasmussen to our blog as a guest! She made this adorable pair of emoji cards! Be sure to read on to learn how to recreate them for yourself and enjoy!

Emojis seem to be everywhere these days! I’ve seen them on clothing and home decor and there is even an emoji Bible! I will admit I am a fan of a clever emoji used in text message, so the new Hero Arts Emoji Icons caught my attention. The adorable little images can say so much with just a facial expression.


To create the emojis, I stamped each one with black ink and trimmed out the image. Then I used a black marker to color the edges, so the white core of the paper wouldn’t show. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images — the super fine tip makes it a breeze to color in the tiny spaces!


I created a 4-bar sized (3 1/2″x4 7/8″) card base from white cardstock and used Distress Inks to blend a gradient background. I think I need some blending lessons from Laura Bassen because I really struggled to get that nice fade out to white at the top. She makes it look so effortless!


Both messages are from the Hero Arts Happy Mail stamp that I designed. It’s got a great mix of messages that are perfect for envelopes as well as cards!


And finally I adhered three emojis to each card with foam adhesive and covered them with a coat of Glossy Accents. I love that shine!


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Kelly for being our guest!


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  1. These are super cute. I keep talking myself out of the emojis and then I see adorable cards like these. :D

  2. Such cute cards!! I saw them on IG and it’s nice to get a better look on a larger screen. Those emojis are so fun!

    (I had to quickly Google “Emoji Bible” after reading this post. There really IS such a thing!!)

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