Monday, May 7, 2018

Hi crafters. 
 Today I want to show a trick I like to resort to when I craft up my cards. When I am under no pressure, I will have a craft session where I design 'parts' of a card. It could be making flowers or as I will share today - making card fronts. 
As I have my craft supplies laid out, it's quick to make two duplicates. 

Ok, I have pulled out a banner stamp and coordinating die set and have chosen my ink colours. I placed each banner stamp on a clear block and set the blocks directly onto the ink pads. These are small banners and it will take time to cover a 4x6 in. card front. The technique is to stamp one card front first and double stamp onto the other card front without re-inking first. Then repeat till you've covered your cardstock. 

(Click on pictures for a closer look) 


 As you can see, I am getting a bright effect on the left card front and an almost pastel effect on the right! Neat! I am not at all worried if the ink isn't evenly stamped but I try to space out the design as best as I can. It is a background after all, so just enjoy the process! 


 There they are! Now I can design two cards with these backgrounds fairly quickly and add them to my card box. 
I stamped my greeting from my newest Altenew stamp and die set.  

 And here is how I finished off the creation of two cards in another enjoyable crafty session! These will join my growing collection of this year's cards - ready to go! 
 Thanks for dropping by! 

Banner stamp and die, Simon Says Stamp
 Happy large word die, Altenew 
Markers, Copic 
Cardstock, Michael's 

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