Welcome! I hope you’re in the mood for some stamping because today I’m back over on the TAWS YouTube channel sharing a set of encouragement cards I created using the awesomely retro Old School stamp set.
I created the cards in 4Bar (4 7/8 x 3½”) size so that they can easily be slipped into a lunch box, or into an agenda. I also created a little box to keep the cards, or to give the whole set as a gift (which if I’m being honest, I’ve already done!). As usual, I filmed my progress and have a tutorial to share. You can watch it below, or on my YouTube channel.
For the box, I cut one piece of kraft cardstock to 6 x 4 3/4″, and then a second that was about 1/16″ larger than the first. The second piece is slightly larger so that the top fits on easily. I scored at ½” on all four sides of both pieces before snipping the corners and using liquid glue to seal the flaps.
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Welcome! It’s time for another Colour Me! post. The challenge this week is to create a project using peach, and green.
I created a card with a simple focal image and fun textured background this week. I coloured my main focal images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and then used acrylic caulking as an embossing paste alternative for my background. As usual, I’ve created a video to show you how I made the card. you can watch it below, or on YouTube.
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Welcome! I’m back on the Alley Way Stamps YouTube channel today sharing a sweet card I created using two mini stamp sets: Bugging Out, and Baby on Board. Of course, I’ve shared a YouTube tutorial to show you how I created this card. You can watch it below, or on YouTube.
I’ve had this card idea buzzing around in my head for a few months so I’m glad I finally sat down to get messy and create it!
I started by stamping my little honey pots in black ink onto a 4¼ x 5½” piece of watercolour paper, and then sprinkling on some clear embossing powder and zapping it with my heat tool.
The next step was the most fun (and messy!) part. I turned my honey pot stamp backwards on my acrylic block so that I could use the flat backside to smoosh on some Distress Ink. I used a variety of pink and purple colours in a completely random pattern. I really liked using the back of the stamp because it meant that the smooshed ink was in relatively the same shape as the honey pot.
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- Ink: VersaFine, Onyx Black; Mini Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves); Memento, Tuxedo Black;
- Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps, Bugging Out; The Alley Way Stamps, Baby on Board;
- SVG Electronic File: The Alley Way Stamps, Bugging Out;
- Cardstock: Recollections 110# white; Windor & Newton Watercolour Marker Pad (6×8);
- Colouring: Spectrum Noir Markers (OR1, CT2, IG1, IG6, IG10);
- Embossing: homemade anti-satic bag; Wow Clear Gloss Embossing Powder;
- Tools: Fiskars SureCut Trimmer; Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board; Ranger Mini Mister;
- Adhesive: Permanent glue runner; clear foam squares;
- Embellishments: Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (clear); vellum;
Until next time,
Welcome! I took a week off, but I’m back to share a card I created for the Colour Me challenge. The challenge this week is to create a project using purple.
To get my mojo flowing, I created a super easy and quick card. The touches of gold add a nice bit of pizzazz and glam. I used a fuchsia version of this card for a nine year old girl’s birthday last weekend and it was a hit!
As usual, I’ve created a YouTube tutorial to show you how I made this card. You can watch it below, or on YouTube.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Make sure to visit our other designers to get your creative juices flowing–
Until next time,