Did you know you can decorate plain card stock for a whole new look just by using some stamps and ink? Well, it sure took me long enough to figure that out!
Decorate plain card stock using Paisleys and Posies
I am totally in love with this stamp set. ‘Course, I did grow up in the seventies, so it’s like deja vu all over again, as Babe Ruth would say.
I’m also really loving the new In Colors, especially the Emerald Envy. For my card I paired it with Peekaboo Peach – just thought the combo was really fun!
Here’s what I did to decorate plain card stock, in this case, Whisper White:
- Using Peekaboo Peach card stock, make a card 5½” by 4¼”
- Cut a piece of Emerald Envy card stock, 5 3/8” by 4 1/8“
- Cut a piece of Whisper White, 5¼” by 4″
- Using any of the stamps in the Paisleys and Posies set, with Emerald Envy ink, randomly stamp images over the white piece of card stock
- Mount the Whisper White onto the piece of Emerald Envy, centered
- Using a ruler, mark out the diagonal to cut in the card. Mine was random, really. But I wanted my cut to be ½” wide
- Cut a strip of Emerald Envy 5/16” wide
- Stamp the bottom greeting only of the Blessed stamp onto the strip of paper using Peekaboo Peach ink
- Attach everything to the card base, keeping your two triangles ½” apart. Adhere the stamped strip of Emerald Envy and trim the edges as needed
- Cut a small piece of Whisper White and stamp the word “Blessed” in Emerald Envy ink and adhere to a piece of Peekaboo Peach that is just a hair bigger than the white. Attach to card front with dimensionals
- I added a few of the Pumpkin Pie enamel dots (from the Halloween Night enamel dots package) for a bit of bling
If you want to use just a certain part of a stamp and you don’t want to cut it apart, take a piece of washi tape or correction tape and cover up the image or words you don’t want to use (in this case, I covered up the word “Blessed” and the underline). I then used a Peekaboo Peach marker to stamp just the words I wanted, “thankful” and “grateful,” onto the strip of Emerald Envy. To make my tag I covered up the words and the line below “Blessed.”
Without further ado, here is my completed project:
Now go get crafty, friends!