Today I am going to share with you two easy handstamped cards that make a great impression.
The first Tuesday of every month I go to Nelson Gables Senior Care Center and stamp cards with the residents.
They love to make cards and today we will be making these two cards. The cards we make have to be fairly easy, but I also want them to feel proud of their finished products.
This is the first handstamped card we will be making.
This card was inspired by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Julie Davison.
The little squares are 1" x 1" and cut out of Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo cardstock. I stamped the flowers in the same colors using one of the flowers from the Petite Petal stamp set. I then punched them out with the coordinating Petite Petal Punch.
The Basic Black flower center is cut out using the Big Shot and the little circle from the Paisley Framelits Dies (a carry over item from the Holiday Catalog). The Happy Birthday is from the Birthday Banners stamp set and stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
I often get asked which black ink to use. We have several options…
- Basic Black Archival Ink
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Stazon Jet Black
When using the Photopolymer stamps I like to use the Memento ink pad. I use the Archival and Stazon inks when using the red rubber stamps. If I could only pick one ink pad I would buy the Basic Black Archival ink pad.
This is the second hand stamped card.
This card was inspired by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Lisa Young.
We will be stamping the flowers from the In the Meadow stamp set in Basic Black ink. And adding the splashes from the Works of Art stamp set and stamping them in Soft Sky & Mint Macaron ink. The Happy Birthday is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and stamped in Basic Black ink.
The Soft Sky cardbase is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" cardstock folded in half.
The Basic Black Matt is 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and the Whisper White is 3 1/4" x 4 1/2".
The Basic Black embellishments I cut out using the little circle from the Paisley Framelits Dies and placed a Basic Rhinestone in the center.
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