Hello everyone, I hope that you are keeping well. I have a quick and easy project to share with you today in the form of a set of notelet cards that I created for last month's TV show on The Craft Store, using the Blueprint stamp sets.
I made four different cards, but the
principle was the same for each card. I used a piece of textured card
cut to size, slightly larger than a square acrylic block. I coloured the
acrylic block with Distress Ink, and lightly spritzed it with water,
before stamping the block onto the piece of textured card. I lifted the
block away from the card, and left the background to dry. If it was very
wet, I tipped the card to let some of the water droplets run, creating
more texture on the background.
Once the background was dry, I used the same colour of Distress Ink as the background, to stamp words from one of the the Blueprint stamp plates over the background, and chose one of the little worker floral stamps to stamp in the bottom left hand corner, using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I added the number on the stamp plate as well. Here we have the image from Allium Blueprint against a pretty Teal coloured background.
I chose Chrysanthemum Blueprint for my second card and a zingy green Distress Ink. I coloured the floral images with pencils, choosing colours on the opposite side of the colour wheel to the backgrounds for a pop of colour.
Lupin Blueprint was the choice for card number three with a soft orange background. The flowers are so pretty on this stamp set.
My last card was created using Echinacea Blueprint and a pale green background. To complete the cards, I drew around the edges using a fineliner pen, creating a border. Each one was slightly different, but you could draw them all the same, it is not important.
These cards were really fun to make, and would be useful for so many purposes. I hope you will try something similar. They would make a lovely gift, or be handy when you need a card in a hurry.
Thanks for stopping by, take care, xx