Decorate Plain Card Stock for a Whole New Look

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.

Decorate plain card stock for a whole new look! Check my website! www.craftcarnivore.com The Jurassic Crafter

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!

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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

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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:

Decorate plain card stock for a whole new look! Check my website! www.craftcarnivore.com The Jurassic Crafter

Now go get crafty, friends!