SCT Let's Stamp Together - January 2023
While I create cards in my craft room, I'm often multitasking whether it's pumping milk for my baby, using my foot to rock the baby in her rocker, or video messaging with friends online. It wasn't much different while I was creating these cards! Instead of watching a step-by-step tutorial, I looked to the album for photos of sample cards that I could recreate just by looking at them. I think following the tutorial would have helped me create the cards more like Gina K. did, but with talking with a friend, I wasn't able to watch the video at the same time so I made due! Overall, I think the cards came out pretty well considering I didn't use the tutorial. There were just a few "mistakes" or things I might have done differently if I had been following directions.
These cards, as most of Gina K.'s cards are, were fun to make! I enjoy making her clean and simple cards with black mattes around the card panels every now and then. Most times I like to get a little more messy and not strive for so much perfection and cleanliness. This cards did incorporate ink blending with stencils, which I've really enjoyed doing lately.
I did the homework part of the directions first, which was to cut down white and black panels to certain sizes, die cut roses and a butterfly from the die set, gather certain colors of inks, blending brushes, black ink and some embellishments (sequins and rhinestones). I began the first card by ink blending onto the large rose using pink and peachish inks. I then ink blending the stems onto a white panel using a green ink. Lastly, I ink blended the large and small roses onto the white panel using the same pink and peachish inks as the first rose. I adhered the panels together using tape runner and foam tape and finished off the card with a simple "hello" sentiment as well as some CTMH sequins.
The next card I did was the rose and butterfly card. This one is REALLY pretty! I used the same ink colors as the first card, but before applying the ink to the white panel, I brushed some off on scrap paper and used a light hand to create the roses and stems so that I got lighter colors. With black ink I stamped the butterfly trail and the second part of the sentiment. Using the same technique as the roses, I created the butterfly and used a darker pink for the center of the butterfly. I also die cut "friends" from black cardstock. I layered all the pieces accordingly with tape adhesive and foam tape, but used a light pink glimmer paper and peachy pink colored cardstock to match the flowers and butterfly. Lastly, I finished the card with some clear sequins from PPP and some Wink of Stella on the sentiment.
The last card I completed was the one with light pink roses. I used the same light pink as before but with light pressure to create the roses and stems. I just didn't add the peachy color to the pink like the other cards. I die cut "friends" from black cardstock again and stamped the second part of the sentiment with black ink. I adhered the panels together using tape adhesive and foam tape. Lastly, I finished off the card with some CTMH light pink rhinestones and Wink of Stella on the sentiment.
These cards are all beautiful, and I will probably still make more with this kit in the future.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting :)
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