November 23, 2011

Helpful or Mischievous?

Whether you are just beginning to stamp or may want to revisit some favorite basics, today’s card demonstrates how you can create a fun (and fast) greeting. 

Is this feline helping hang the ornament or mischievously playful?

Here are 4 basic steps that make a great “recipe” for creating a fast card as well as a few optional features that were sprinkled in for today’s version. 

Step 1: Create a 3 x 5 top-folded card from spring meadow cardstock.
Optional Feature:  Add a 1 ¼ x 3-inch piece of rose garden cardstock and a 1/8 x 3-inch piece of white cardstock to the top of the card as shown.

Step 2:  Stamp the sentiment and cat in black ink on a 2 ¾ x 4 ¾-inch piece of white cardstock and color.
Optional Feature:  Stamp the cat on watercolor paper and heat emboss the black pigment ink with clear powder.  Water color the image and trim.  Do not worry about trimming around the whiskers.  Using the previous stamped image for alignment, adhere the trimmed image directly on top.
Optional Feature II: Create a dot border with a fine-tipped black pen.

Step 3: Adhere the stamped artwork on the white cardstock to the front of the prepared card with double-sided adhesive.
Optional Feature:  Adhere the artwork using dimensional foam.

Step 4:  Tie a piece of ribbon in a small bow, add a piece of string and attach to the front of the card.

Simple, fast and fun!

Have a great day,


Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Rose Garden 14-003, Spring Meadow 06-002
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Canson: Watercolor Paper
Offray: Red Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Tombow: Dual Brush Pens – 026, 055, 133, 173, 195, 703, 761, 899, 947, 977, 985, N45, N75
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine Ink, Clear Embossing Powder