I was not really a huge fan of these stamps until I saw this idea shared by Chelsey Christensen. By outlining it with marker it totally changes the look! It's a simple technique with a big wow factor.
We actually made this version in class recently. It creates a great masculine or sympathy card.
Mother's Day will be here before we know it! Time to start making those cards.
White heat embossing on black card stock gives such an elegant look to your sentiment.
This was a simple card to put together because I let the Designer Series Paper do the work! Simply cut it to your desired size and mount on a piece of coordinating card stock that is either a 1/4 or 1/8 in larger depending on your preference.
I'm still loving the butterflies! Twine is my most used embellishment. I love that it adds a little something to a card but does not add a lot of bulk.
I am sad that Strong and Beautiful is going away this month. It has so many great sayings for the women in our lives. I used it on both of these cards.
I love the new blending brushes. With just a little practice and pressure you can add subtle color to your card. Mango Melody is such a pretty color!
The sentiment is from a retired stamp set but it was perfect for what I needed.
The vine from Sweet Strawberry was perfect to layer on top of the subtle color from the blending brush.
Twine is always my go to. I reach for it way more than ribbon and I don't know why! I just love it. It's not bulky and adds the right touch to so many cards.
The bright bold colors and designs in this paper makes me smile. This Designer Series Paper (DSP) (along with the coordinating stamp set Berry Blessings) is a Sale a-Bration offering through the end of February. You can earn it for FREE with a $100 Stampin' Up! purchase. Shop here! It also coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle found in the January-June Mini Catalog.
Allowing the paper to do the work makes these very quick and easy cards to make. I'm also a sucker for a good pun!
TIP: When I get ready to heat emboss I like to do a lot at one time. I grab a stack of Basic Black scraps, my stamps and my Versamark and pull out the embossing powder and heat tool. Since it's a bit of work to get it all set up I prefer to make it count!
TIP: Cutting your 12x12 DSP to 4 x 5.25 pieces make it the perfect size for layering on a card front. It also gets me to use it instead of letting it pile up!
I'm a "work at home mom" and an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator.