Welcome to our 3rd edition of Tutorial Tuesday. Today JustRite Designer Heidi Blankenship is sharing a fun way to create three quick and easy elegant cards with one stamped background stamp image.
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Hello everyone! Heidi, here today for Tutorial Tuesday and I am going to share a fun technique with you showing how you can take one background stamp and get three different cards.
Here is a quick look at the three different cards. For the background I used the AG-04870 Tulip Damask Background Cling Stamp and for the sentiments I used CR-04915 Just a Note Vintage Sentiment Tag Clear Stamps. I will be showing you how you can stamp the background image once and make different cuts to the paper and then use those pieces to create the cards.
Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink stamp the AG-04870 Tulip Damask Background Cling Stamp on to white cardstock. Trim the edges. For the first cut in the paper, make a diagonal cut as shown.
Next, take the top portion and using a 1-1/3'' square punch, punch out three squares as shown.
With the remaining piece of cardstock cut three banners.
In this picture you can see exactly where all of the cuts/punches were made in the paper.
Once all of the pieces are cut lightly ink around the outer edges of the paper with Tuxedo Black ink. When inking I use cotton balls, moving in a circular motion. Doing this will result in a nice soft, smooth, even coverage.
Next mat the background pieces with black cardstock. Here are the measurements--for the diagonal piece cut the black cardstock to 3'' x 4-1/2'', banners--#1 1'' x 4'',
I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® EZ Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49' to adhere the pieces together and for the squares I used 3D Foam Squares in between the layers. Then I fussy cut the diagonal piece and the banners. For the sentiments on all three cards I used CR-04915 Just a Note Vintage Sentiment Tag Clear Stamps .
Here is a Designer Tip: If you are stamping on angle and you want to add a piece of ribbon or trim after stamping cut a strip of paper that is the same width as your ribbon and place it down before you stamp. This will give you the perfect placement for your sentiment.
For each card I cut a white mat that is 4-1/2'' x 5-3/4'' and then a pink card base 4-3/4'' x 6''. Here is a quick look at the mat of card #1 after adding the the diagonal piece, Pink Wrinkled Ribbon, and then sentiment.
Mat #2 with the squares, ribbon and sentiment.
I added bows to each of the cards with the Pink Wrinkled Ribbon. Then to finish off the cards I added Wild Orchard Craft Flowers-2-Tone Baby Pink Sweetheart Blossom and SS12 Light Rose Flat Back Crystals from ButterBeeScraps. I used Glossy Accents from Ranger to add the crystals. Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to look at your background stamps a little differently and I hope you will give this technique a try!
JustRite Papercraft Stamps ®: AG-04870 Tulip Damask Background Cling Stamp, CR-04915 Just a Note Vintage Sentiment Tag Clear Stamps
Paper: Cardstock-White, Pink Lemonade, Black Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Squares Punches-1-3/8'', 1-1/2''; The Stamp Simply Store-Pink Wrinkled Ribbon; Wild Orchard Craft Flowers-2-Tone Baby Pink Sweetheart Blossom; ButterBeeScraps-SS12 Light Rose Flat Back Crystals; Ranger-Glossy Accents; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares, EZ Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49' Now for the tutorial:
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