Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Quick Stamped Card

Have you seen the new Doodlebug stamps showing up at your favorite retail stores?  I was so inspired by them that I made a card and took some photos along the way and I hope you will find a tip or two in this post!
To make a birthday card, I stamped the balloon stamp in three different colors and then had them cut out. (If you haven't checked out the Doodlebug colors ink pads by Colorbox, get them now!)  Instead of using just a single thread of the doodle twine, I wanted a little more texture and thickness. You can see in the photo, I first secured the three pieces of twine onto a surface with some tape and then braided three pieces of twine as if braiding hair.  The result is more prominent looking strings to be attached to the back of the balloons. Then I staggered the three ballons onto the card for some 3-d effect. 
After stamping the sentiment, I added the adorable lamb onto the card using 3d foam adhesives.  At first I was going to trim all the twines but it is visually more appealing to let three pieces show, so that's what I ended up doing.  Add a couple of jewels to the ballons and the card is finished! 
Stamps: Cling mounted rubberstamps: birthday set, Clear stamp set: sentiments
Ink: Tangerine, Bubblegum, Swimmig Pool, Beetle black
mini jewels: bubblegums assortment
Icons cardstock stickers: Easter parade
Fancy Frills: Hello spring
Hello spring 6x6 paper pad
Create-a-card: slim filagree assortment
doodle twine: primary assortment

Learn more about Jing-Jing Nickel here.


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