I love two-step stamping because you get multiple stamps for one image making it easy to make multi-colored images. But, what do you do if you have just one stamp for an image, like the Wonderful World stamps from Stampin' Up!®, and you'd like to make it multi-colored? Pull out your markers!
For this rubber stamping technique, you'll need to use water-based markers - not alcohol markers. Choose the colors you want to use. Color directly on your stamp in the area that you want each color. "Huff" on the stamp - blow some air on it - to help re-wet it, then stamp on your paper. You'll get a beautiful multi-colored image that is easy to create!
If you'd like to see this technique in action and get more tips, be sure to watch the replay of my YouTube Live where I shared how to make a simple card using this easy card making technique.
I have more samples for you below and the complete supply list. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
This double pocket fun fold card is so quick and easy to make! It uses an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of patterned paper and has two pockets in the front to tuck messages, gift cards, candy, or another small surprise.
If you missed this week's Stamp with Me Tuesday, you'll want to watch the replay to see exactly how to do this fold. It's easy, but a little hard to explain without showing it, ya know?
I have a free downloadable quick reference guide (i.e. card making tutorial) for this fun fold card below. So be sure to click Read More to find it. And I have more photos of all of the card samples which you won't want to miss.
To create this fun fold card, start by scoring each side in the middle (at 5 1/2" and 4 1/4"). Then, lay the patterned paper in front of you vertically. Cut the left score line to the center. That's all the cutting and scoring. The rest is folding and a little bit of adhesive. Don't worry, if you're confused already, I go through it step by step in the video and I have a diagram in the tutorial.
I was so excited to see the Stronger Together stamp set in Stampin' Up!'s® Annual Catalog! I love Stampin' Up! and their stamps, but they don't usually have stamps that actually have people who look like they are BIPOC. So, these stamps feel like a huge step! I'm really hoping to see more diversity in their images.
During my YouTube live, I shared how to use the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to color these images of people, including using the new Natural Tones blends (p. 128). If you missed it, you can catch the replay from this post. I have a great downloadable chart that you can grab for FREE below that will allow you to color swatch out the Natural Tones Blends. It's really helpful for when you have a specific look in mind or are trying to make your image look like a specific person.
And of course, you'll find the link to the complete supply list below as well.
I have had so much fun this spring and summer with the Happiness Abounds stamp set from Stampin' Up!® I love this entire suite of products! The flowers have a beautiful open line art design that is perfect for coloring with watercolors or the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.
These are the three cards that we made for this month's online card class. If you missed the class, you can watch the replay and grab the tutorial bundle from my tutorial store.
Next month, we'll be using the Simply Fabulous stamp set to make three cards on August 23 during the August online card class. Registration is open and I hope you'll make plans to join me!
Be sure to read all the way through this post to find the link to the complete supply list for these cards.
I LOVE patterned paper! Like, really, really love patterned paper. It's just so pretty. It's like going to a fabric store. I think I would be a quilter if I had more patience and could commit to projects that take a lot of time. I love the patterns and combining patterns, but the sewing, not so much. But patterned paper! It's all the gorgeousness of the prints that I can use to make quick and easy cards.
It's so hard to throw scraps of beautiful paper away, so I'm always looking for new ideas to use them. This card design is so quick and easy to pull together and a great way to use scraps of patterned paper or scrapbooking paper.
We made this card for this week's Mystery Stamping event. You'll find the basic dimensions by clicking read more, a free downloadable quick reference guide with the card sketch, and the complete supply lists for all of these cards. You can also watch the replay from this week's Mystery Stamping YouTube live if you'd like to hear more about each card.