Tag Archive for ‘stamp’

Post#199 – Simple Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are not for show or decoration,but to convey condolences to the recipient…to send a small heartfelt message at the time when someone has lost a loved one…so I feel these cards do not require to be overly decorated or intricate…
I recently saw a few lovely sympathy cards on Pinterest.…and even though I find them extremely hard to make,I thought I should try at least one….
I started with a plain black card base….For the top layer I used a printed cardstock and stamped and clear heat embossed the image in the center….I then covered the whole top layer with tea dye distress ink….I think it’s called the resist technique…
I added a few thin strips of paper at the top and bottom of the prepared top layer and stamped the message near the bottom before adhering it to the card….I have used a few black adhesive pearls as the only embellishments on this card…
Hope you liked this card….Please let me know what you think…..
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Post#192 – Simple Thank You Card

Today I’m sharing a simple card made by using an embossing folder and white ink on Vellum paper….and using just two shades of blue and plain white….
The card base is 5×5 inches light blue textured cardstock….the first is dark blue and the next layer is white embossed cardstock…
Then I used white StazOn ink to stamp on vellum paper using a stamp from EK Success Punch Pairings set called Floral Doodle….I adhered the stamped and slightly coloured in image onto a dark blue base with the help of small white brads and then attached it to the card…
This card didn’t take too long to make and still looks pretty nice and neat….
Hope you liked it…
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Post#174 – Distress Inks,Stencils+Water Background Cards

I have followed a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire to create backgrounds for all these cards….I got quite excited by such a good result and went ahead and made a couple more cards using this technique…
Here is the link for the tutorial – Easy Distress Ink Backgrounds by Jennifer McGuire
It’s an excellent video so there is no need for me to write down much details….
I did however mix a bit of twinkling H2O watercolour in my water spritzer for a shiny look as I do not have any other kind of pre-bottled shimmer spritzer etc….
The cards are only lightly decorated as the background is the hero in all these cards….
Hope you liked these cards…
Do you have a favourite??Let me know…
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Post#170 – Rainbow Hearts on Kraft Card

Today I’m sharing a simple card with a very sweet message…. 
The card base and top layer are made from Kraft cardstock…I have rounded only two sides of the card and top layer…on one side of the top layer I have attached a wide strip of Vellum Paper and another in red glitter cardstock above it…..on both of these I have used a heart border punch….
The sentiment has been stamped at the top right of the card using white pigment ink….and I punched two different sizes of hearts from coloured paper(prepared using peerless watercolors)….each heart has a tiny red rhinestone on it as well…
I hope you liked this card as much as I do…
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Post#153 Anniversary Card

I find it quite difficult with some cards to click pictures that show all the elements of the card clearly….I have clicked countless pictures of this card and constantly adjusted my camera and light but one or the other element was always out of focus…and it’s only when you look closely,you will see a silver string wrapped around the heart….
The card base is plain white with a silver layer and a white top layer which has been embossed using Love Spun embossing folder….I have then placed a large glitter die cut heart on it which has a silver string wrapped around it….and then  I added small punched out elements on it as well as a ‘Happy Anniversary’ banner…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#145 Champagne Bottle Gift Tag

Post#99 – So Grateful Card

Today I’m sharing a card with no layers at all….sometimes adding layers complicates a simple beautiful design and doesn’t necessarily add much…
For this card I started by stamping a large swirly image using a brown pigment ink and then added clear embossing powder to heat emboss it….this would now resist the distress inks I used for the background…I started with a lighter shade of yellow and added the darker shade on the edges of the card…
I stamped the sentiment near the base of the card and added a few tiny rhinestones as well…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#69 Gift Tag with Stamped Acetate Layer

I am really enjoying using acetate in my projects these days….here is another one with an acetate layer…
I die cut an olive green tag and made a dotted border all around the tag with a white gel pen….then I die cut the same tag from the acetate sheet….I placed this on top of the green base tag….I also stamped the girl and boy holding balloons on acetate tag with white ink…
The ribbon holds both the tags together nicely so there was no need for any adhesives…
Hope you liked it….
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Post#64 ‘Believe’ Encouragement Card

I haven’t made many encouragement cards,and I wanted to try one where the sentiment is the focal point and the stamping or embellishments do not overshadow it…
I chose a lime green card base and a plain white top layer….and on the white paper I stamped a leaf stamp with electric lime dye ink…then stamped again on top of the stamped image with Twinkling h2o watercolours…this was my first try with these watercolours…they did not stick on the stamp very well but once that colour was transferred onto the paper they looked really nice and shiny while giving the overall stamped image a great effect…
I then stamped the sentiment near the base of the card with Memento Ink called Rhubarb Stalk…
Hope you liked this card…
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