Tuesday’s post introduced you to the idea that you don’t need a lot of supplies to make some really great cards. The Basic Tool Kit really does work and this post will show you how.
I made some cards using just a few supplies.
The first set of cards I used just Whisper White cardstock, one stamp set (Garden in Bloom), and 3 ink pads (Memento Black, Tempting Turquoise, and Melon Mambo).
I wanted my flowers to have a lighter color than the ink pad would produce with just stamping directly on the cardstock, so I used the “Stamping Off” technique. This is where you ink up your stamp and then stamp once on a scrap piece of paper and without re-inking, stamp your image on your card.
The second set, very similar to the first, was made just using Whisper White cardstock, the same stamp set, but instead of ink pads, I used the Stampin’ Write Markers in the same colors, adding one more – Daffodil Delight. I did still use the Memento Black ink for the outlines. The markers give the image a much bolder look.
Another technique I used was masking, probably one of the first techniques I ever learned.
I measured out the opening I wanted for each card and place post-it notes ‘masking’ off the areas I did not want any ink on.
I, then, stamped the images using the Memento ink over the masks.
After coloring the images, the masks were removed leaving the a perfect lined image that looks random.
I then stamped the sentiment in the empty space.
The finished result is a simple, but still beautiful card.
I will try to make a video tutorial showing both the stamping off and the masking technique I used on these cards.
See, I wasn’t lying when I said you can make beautiful cards with limited supplies.
What do you think?
Until next time…keep on crafting!