I have been on a card making kick lately with my new #keepyouposted rubber stamps. I thought I’d share so you can see what I’m up to.
I used the LOVE stamp and the Blank Postage stamp from the set along with a rainbow of Moonlight Duo ink pads and just filled the front of the card – The LOVE stamp is designed to fit nicely inside the Blank Postage.
Here’s a card idea for your sweetheart – the LOVE and the Sent with Love stamps:
And then I mixed it up and paired it with a stamp from my Floral Tile Small set – also works really well together:
It’s never a bad time to send someone a note and these days it makes everyone feel good. Hope you try these patterns and send a couple cards to someone you love :)
I was playing around with my new #keepyouposted rubber stamp set and found myself making cards. For the one shown above I used a masking technique to create a layered look.
I wanted to have my mail truck stamp over some of the word stamps, without collaging. It’s easy – here’s how:
First I stamped my cute truck (I just adore these distinctive US mail trucks – so unique looking!) where I wanted it on my card. Next I stamped the truck onto some scrap paper and fussy cut it out. Then I put some repositionable adhesive on the back – I like E-Z Dots. This is my mask.
With the mask stuck onto my card on top of the truck image I stamped my background and overlapping the masked area with with my “You are my No.1 Priority” stamp.
Then I removed my mask – clean and easy peasy. I also added some color using a very nice new set of EMOTT Mitsubishi pens in the links below – love how they work for fine detail and intense color.
Here are a couple others I made, all with stamps from the #keepyouposted set:
Are you sending cards through the mail these days too? I definitely had a ton of fun with those.
It seems so early to start making holiday cards but I am determined to not get caught in my usual December panic “waahhhhh I didn’t even start yet” LOL. Because quite frankly – I looooovee to get holiday cards, but of course …you gotta spread the love yourself, no? So, I wanted to share with you some holiday cards I put together using my Triangle Love and Fan-fare rubber stamp sets. These are just a few ideas that I was playing around with. Both of these sets are super versatile so I can even imagine a bunch more ideas will come once you start creating.
Let’s get started!
Using my Tulip Triangle, I started lining up the pattern to build a larger triangle shape on my card.
I stamped my Solid Triangle off to either side, in the same manner, building larger triangles.
Then I added another pattern on top in a darker green ink. I chose my Empire Triangle and Stained Glass Triangle. I think you can see where this is going ;) I also used the Small Solid Triangle to create the tree trunk because, you guessed it, these are nice little Christmas trees.
And then I used one of the small stamps from my Fan-fare stamp set as a tree topper.
Next just add your message and there you go – easy card idea #1 for you.
How about a card that features an ornament for the holiday season? I began by stamping the Sunburst Triangle from the Triangle Love set onto a card, flipping the stamp around to double it up.
I added another pair to the left and right, and then below to create a larger diamond shape.
This reminds me of a vintage glass ornament. I then added one of the Fan-fare stamps here and there to give the scene a little sparkle.
Then you can add your hangers and tinsel and a nice message to finish it off. There you have it – card idea #2!
Finally another ornament idea, this time layering the Star Triangle over the Solid Triangle.
One of the stamps from Fan-fare makes a very nice ornament topper.
Then tie it all together with some sketchy lines and your sentiment. Voilà! Card idea #3 and hopefully you are on your way to a stress free holiday season (lol) now that you are ahead of the game with cards. I am not sure that holds true for me in regards of making holiday cards, but now that the first ones are done – my ideas keep on flowing :)
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Here are the stamps and stencils that are included in the set:
Valley Road Positive Negative Foam Stamp Set
Broadway Positive Negative Foam Stamp Set
Triangle Love Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Fan-Fare Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Toledo 9×12 Stencil
In total you will receive 4 foam stamps, 11 cling rubber stamps, and a 9×12 stencil.
Once you purchase, you will receive an email with links to project ideas from the archives to get you started on your holiday card making.
This is my first Presidential Election and so a ballot box really had to go into this stamp set. I thought it would be nice to use my new Ballot Box stamp in my #keepyouposted set to send out some cards to remind folks to get out and vote. Then I just had fun playing :)
I used my Ballot Box and also the Blank Postage Stamp and a colorful selection of Moonlight Duo ink pads…
Then I printed directly onto blank cards. To attach the chip, I used Coccoina glue stick. I always loved this glue stick- smells a bit like almonds and I am so happy that I found it now also available in the states. It is great for paper and thin paper embellishments.
In addition to my nice and grungy monoprint I also stamped part of the My Home rubber stamp on this one.
This one I snuck in my Love Knots stamp for the xxxooo.
And this one got really yummy grungy and then I also added my Love Tag stamp. I’m really happy with how they turned out, especially with the addition of the painted Mixed Media Chips.
Hippity Hoppity :) Kim and I got together for a Play Date with some of my new Rubber Stamps for the upcoming Easter holiday. We had a nice morning stamping some Easter Bunny Cards for friends and family.
For supplies we had my new Floral Tile Large and Floral Tile Small stamp sets, blank cards, colorful ink pads, some bunny images we printed off the internet, a craft knife, and repositionable tape.
First we carefully cut out some rabbit shapes, leaving both the outside and inside intact. These became our stencils and masks.
We used Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Dots to temporarily stick our stencil to the front of the card. I love this tape – it’s easy to apply, sticks well, and comes off easily too!
We stamped into our bunny “stencil” with stamps from my Floral Tile Small set – the scale is just perfect for tiling into small areas. Here I am using one of the Hamilton designs.
Kim began with one of the Van Vorst designs from the Floral Tile Small set.
I used both the Positive and Negative Hamilton stamps from the small set and filled in the entire bunny.
And here is the big bunny reveal! Now to fill in the rest…
Put a bit of repositionable tape onto the bunny mask and place on top of your stamped image.
Begin filling the area around the bunny. Here I decided to use the Hamilton stamps from the Floral Tile Large set.
It becomes quick work with the large size stamps.
Kim worked with the Van Vorst stamps from the Floral Tile Large set to fill in the area surrounding her masked off bunny.
Looks pretty awesome when it is all done!
I experimented with outlining the bunny too – there are a lot of ways you can take these cards to another level.
Another card beginning with the outside, using the Versailles Positive and Negative stamps from the Floral Tile Large set.
And another using the Versailles Positive and Negative stamps from the Floral Tile Small set.
A very sweet bunny in blue using the Van Vorst Positive and Negative stamps from the small set. This dense pattern worked really well to define the bunny shape.
Kim getting into it – so fun with a lot of different stamp pad colors to choose from!
In the end we made quite a few cards – some that are really wonderful!
I just love this one I made with 2 bunnies!
Kim made a sweet orange one…
So fun to play with different iterations!
And then I realized that the stamped bunny masks should not go to waste – they looked great on the cards too!
Last one :)
We hope you try some of these techniques with my new stamps. Try mixing up different colors, playing with the positive and negative designs, and work with both sizes. We had a blast and can’t wait to spread a little Easter cheer with our cards.