Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have more DT introductions and wonderful inspiration for you here on the blog today! We are so happy that another of our existing designers is staying…
Sharon is on our BLOGGING TEAM!
Many of you will already know Sharon who has been with us for almost 5 years now! We adore Sharon’s amazing clean and simple cards which never fail to wow us!
My ‘happy place’ is when I’m surrounded by inks and stamps. I discovered my passion for card making in 2008. I love CAS designs but sometimes feel the urge to get grungy and inky too!
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Do you find that you always need a few cards in your stash that are just ready to go? Ones that will work for all sexes and be appropriate from youngsters through teens right up to those of us who are much older? Ah, go on…..I bet we all have those occasions when a birthday date sneaks up on us without us realising. Those pesky birthdays have a habit of doing that 😉
Well, one of the tricks that I use to create those cards is to take a background stamp or two and a sentiment and creat something clean, simple and repeatable. So, when the Grunge Tones and Lost For Words stamp sets from Visible Image landed on my doormat I (squeeled) knew they would become a perfect staple for those cover all occasion cards.
As these are super CAS cards I have a brief walkthrough plus a trick to make half of your sentiment sparkly, as you’ll see in the photo above.
First, taking the larger dotty stamp, place it in a stamping platform with a piece of white card. Normally I use post-it notes to do any masking but mine had run away on the day I made this one. So, instead, I carefully masked off the stamp with a piece of card (which will be used to create another background – waste not , want not!) and gradually stamped in a rainbow of distress oxides. Leave it to dry completely because we are going to emboss on top of it.
Next, take your card blank and protect it by inserting a sheet of scrap paper in the middle, and using the same inks with the smaller dotty stamp, create a border.