We have some fabulous designs to share with you this month, created by the Design Team and we have been joined by the Guest Design Team again with their projects to show you that a stunning card can be simple in design, and does not have to take hours to prepare. Whether you are looking for speedy batch cards, or are a beginner to stamping, we hope that you will find something amongst our selection that will have you reaching for your own craft supplies.
Anne has created a set of three cards, stamping the image onto patterned paper, and embossing with clear embossing powder. She has partly coloured the images with glitter pens. Adding some pretty ribbon and gems finishes the cards perfectly.
Brenda has created two really pretty cards for us this time around. The first card was created by masking a corner section of the card, and stamping the Song Thrush stamp using Versamark then embossing with white detail embossing powder. She used a selection of Distress Inks to cover the embossed image and buffed the area with a tissue to bring out the embossing. The sentiment is from the June Fairy stamp set.
Autumn Poppy stamp set, using Distress Inks to ink the stamps. Add a little Distress Ink around the edges of the panel while the mask is in place, but you could alternatively use a ruler and draw a line around the panel, or a squiggly freehand one. Finally, mat onto co-ordinating cardstock.
Brenda did say that the size of the sentiment that you choose would dictate the size that your card would need to be.
Dominike has created a vibrant card, stamping onto a book page and adding acrylic paint.
Rachel has created two lovely cards, her first using one of our fairy stamps, coloured with pencils, is placed onto a Distress Ink background.
Elegant Iris stamp set, was coloured using water based markers.
Vronnie's Rennie Mackintosh style card, very CAS in its layout, is beautifully coloured.
Zoe has used the same sentiment as Gerrina in her card, but how see how different her card is with the vibrant splashes of colour behind the sentiment, and the use of some toning sequins in the white space.
Shilpa has created a simple yet very effective quick card using a lovely tulip image. She spritzed some peach colour ink and water onto a craft mat, and picked it up with a small acetate sheet before smooshing it onto a piece of watercolour paper. She heat set it with a heat gun. She repeated the same procedure with red ink. Once the surface was dry, she stamped the Tulips and Best Wishes images using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink. Finally, she adhered the panel onto white card using foam adhesive.
Lesley has made two delightful cards featuring some of our tiny stamps and greyboard tiles. For her first card, she used scrap paper as a mask and inked in some hills. She added trees from the Teeny Weeny Meadow set to create a scene. She edged the tile with a gold pen. She stamped a squiggly border using Versamark and added white embossing powder. Adding a sentiment from the Amazing Birthday stamp set.
I have made a little set of notelets using a variety of floral images and sentiments, using kraft card. I took two sheets of A4 card, and measured 9.8 cms across the card, and cut three equal strips of card. I then scored and folded the card strips in half, and rounded all of the corners. I stamped the images and sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. These little notelets will be so handy for all sorts of occasions.
Flora and Fauna stamp set. I die cut three squares, and stamped a segment of the image onto each square, and coloured it using pencils. I mounted the squares onto a strip of black card, before adding the strip to another piece of kraft card. I added a sentiment from the Card Sentiments clear stamp set.