Hi all, I’m back. It’s been another busy week. Where does the time go?
Today I am posting a couple get well cards. I think I got my inspiration for these cards at Splitcoast Stampers but I couldn’t find the link or who to give the credit to, but I used their idea but used different colors and papers.
Supplies you’ll need:
- Cardstock: Poppy Parade (card 1) , Peach Parfait (card 2), Very Vanilla
- DSP (Designer Series Paper) or printed paper of your choice.
- corresponding inks
- stamp sets: Love & Sympathy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card size is the standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ card
Making the card:
- Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 4.5″ x 3.25″
- Using the flower stamp from the Love & Sympathy set Stamp your flower, lift the stamp slightly from the paper and move it just slightly to the left and stamp again. This gives you the effect that you see on the card. The stamping technique is called a “second generation” stamping.*
- Using the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamps, stamp your sentiment. With Teeny Tiny Wishes you have lots of choices so this could be a birthday, mother’s day, thinking of you, …. etc., card.
- Mat the very vanilla piece onto your poppy parade cardstock either using your Perfect Layers tool and create a 1/8″ border or by cutting it 4.75″ x 3.5″ and matting it.
- Cut a piece of DSP 4.0″ x 5.25″, ink the edges if desired, and mat to card.
- Before putting your other mat on the card tie ribbon around it and either knot it or tie a bow.
- On the inside of the card I put a piece of very vanilla cardstock 4.0″ x 5.25″ and it is blank now so that I can write a note or stamp another sentiment on the inside.
*More on Second generation stamping: This technique is great for adding depth to individual images (as we did in this card) or creating backgrounds. So, as we did above you will stamp your image and then without re-inking your stamp, lift it and move slightly (right or left) and then re-stamp and you will get the shadow effect. You can also do 3rd and 4th generation stamping by continuing to stamp by moving your stamp slightly and stamping again. Third and fourth generation stamping works well for a background too, to give the area more depth.
Well, that’s it for today. I hope you get a chance to try out this technique. I think you’ll like it. Have a great day!