I’m super stoked to be sharing a clever card making technique for super fun cards. There are so many card techniques and this one really allows for creativity.
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Clever Card Making Technique Video
I love DIY thank you cards…especially one that allows me to use a fun card making technique! This card may look complicated but actually it’s a simple card to make. If you want to learn how to make a card with this technique be sure and watch the video all the way through so you don’t miss all the tips I have for you.
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Clever Card Making Technique Details
Although this technique requires the use of an embossing folder you will not need your embossing machine! Choose your favorite embossing folders and turn them into background stamps using an ink pad or ink spot.
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I love the ink spots for several reasons. They are the perfect size for my Stamparatus stamp positioning tool, for techniques and are easy to pack. I hate leaving my stamping supplies behind and thanks to Paper Pumpkin’s ink spots I’ve got a wonderful collection of colors for when I’m “on the go”. And they can be re-inked using the same ink refills!
The video demonstration uses one ink color but I wanted to share this sample which uses three. To achieve a multi-color palette, tap the ink spot randomly on the raised side of your embossing folder (what the video for some tips about this!). Start with the lightest color first and move toward the darker shades you will be adding. Keep in mind that colors will change when bled together. For example, yellow and blues will make green.
The Thank You Dies are a wonderful – and overlooked – product in the annual catalog. This trendy script is perfect for gratitude cards whether for men or women, young or old. I adhered them using Fine-Tip Glue on a vellum stitched circle using the Stitched Shapes Dies – one of my very favorite die sets here in the stamp studio!
- Pool Party cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
- Whisper White cardstock is cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Apply your technique then trim the cardstock to measure 4″ x 5 1/4″ to fit the card base.
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