Sometimes it’s fun to create your own backgrounds for your cards and other times you aren’t able to find just the right paper design you are wanting. Here is a simple way to create a striped background using your Distress Inks by Ranger to create just the background you want. It’s perfect for any theme and occasion when you need a card.
I love glitter not only for its sparkle, but also for all the fun color options that are available. For my project today, I’m using some neon colored glitters along with a pretty stencil from Echo Park called Classy Fan. I’ll be adhering the glitter using translucent embossing paste. It’s perfect, because it’s clear and acts as a really strong glue for all that gorgeous glitter.
Sometimes a stamp is just so pretty it can stand alone simply being stamped with black ink. I do this sometimes with my stamps and I love the look. I do like to add pops of color here and there though for highlight. This stamp from Inkadinkado called Fancy Fauna is perfect for this technique.
I then simply blended the ink colors over the butterflies using the masks. I connected the larger circle and smaller one and then left another smaller circle by itself for better flow.
I didn’t want to cover the entire butterflies with the circles—just parts of them.
I chose a sentiment from a Hampton Art stamp set, but trimmed it so it would fit in the area I needed. I do this a lot and you can easily put the stamp back to where it was and it will stamp like you didn’t even cut it.
Here’s a final look at my project. I hope you’ll try this technique with some of your favorite stamps. You could even try different shapes like squares or triangles. Thanks for joining me today!
Are you looking for something other than the normal size card to make? This is just what you are looking for to bring more fun to your card making! This Twisted Gatefold technique gives a whole new look to a card and it’s easy to make.
When purchasing stamps to add to my collection, I am usually drawn to packages that contain sets–preferably images with corresponding sentiment options. Every once in awhile though, there is that one single stamp that catches my eye. Usually, it’s an intricate design or bold statement stamp that makes me want to take another look and consider a purchase. I do like to make sure I have more than one idea for how to use it so I get the most for my purchase. For today’s project, I chose a large red rubber stamp and brainstormed some ideas on how use it multiple ways.
This is the Flower Mandala Stamp from Ken Oliver. It’s a bit larger than the front of a standard A2 size card, but there are many options for it’s use.
Here is another different style of card that you can use for any occasion or theme. This is the Tilt Fold Card and just taking a look at it with all of the edges that are peeking out from behind you would never guess that it’s created using only one piece of cardstock would you? How fun is that?
We have the ombre look in so many things right now. We have it in ink pads, paper, tape and more. Now you can have it in the backgrounds you make for your cards and scrapbook pages. It’s fun to make and it’s easy!