In my blog post early today, which was sharing the cards I’d run out of time to share yesterday, I mentioned that I wasn’t sure if I’d get cards made for today. But I did! Both of the cards that I’m sharing now are clean and simple designs with repeat stamping, but they both look quite different from one another.
Card 1 – You’re Pawsome
My first card features a super cute puppy. I first cut a panel of X-Press It Blending Card to be 1/8″ smaller on each side than my card base. I then stamped a sentiment from a retired stamp set by The Greeting Farm with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then positioned the labrador puppy from Honey Bee Stamp’s old Puppy Love stamp set, which is also retired but they now have the Puppy Dog Tails stamp set which is similar and also adorable, plus the Puppy Love Bundle which includes those stamps, the matching dies, two pet-themed sentiment sets and their dies, and some little embellishments, and I wish I hadn’t seen it because now I want it!
Body – TN9, EB4, TN7, EB1
Tongue – PP5, PP2
After the colouring was finished I restamped the puppy with Versafine Onyx Black ink to make the lines crisper. I then pulled in the largest of the paw prints in the stamp set for my repeat stamping element. I used Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige ink for the paws as I wanted them to be kind of subtle. The one that I stamped overlapping the “you’re” of the sentiment picked up some of the black, and I didn’t realised until I stamped the next pawprint down and transferred the black with it… Luckily it doesn’t look too terrible, but you could avoid this by adding the sentiment last.
With the panel completed I adhered it to a kraft card base, finishing the card.
Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark
CAS Colours and Sketches – Sketch
Double Trouble – Cute Animals and Optional: Pun
Incy Wincy Designs – Animals
SheepSki Designs – Let’s Be Cute
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Funny/Punny
Sweet Stampin’ – Feature An Animal
Card 2 – Happy Mail
For my second card I decided to pull out some of my Skull and Cross Buns stamp sets, and create a design team make for them. I started with the Brush Hearts stamp set, and picked out the envelope stamp. I laid a circle die on my card base as a guideline and did some repeat stamping to create a circle of the envelopes. In hindsight I wish I’d positioned it higher or lower on the card, but never mind! I used Versafine Onyx Black ink for all my stamping.
Next I took the Crafting Is My Superpower stamp set, and stamped the “with love” sentiment into the middle of my envelope wreath. I decided I still needed something else, so I chose the little sequin stamp and added that to my wreath too.
Digi Choosday – Anything Goes
Just Us Girls – Black and White
Try It On Tuesday – Keep It Simple
There we have it – two clean and simple cards with repeat stamping. The second was really quick to make, but I do have a soft spot for the first. Which do you like best?
| Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) |