Apr 06 2013
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I think this card qualifies as a Simple Saturday card since it uses only one colour of ink and has only two stamped images.
To add a bit more texture to the card, I stamped the fish from the By the Tide stamp set onto a Canvas Creations sheet. To get a good impression on the canvas, I decided to use a really well inked up stamp pad in a darker colour, Island Indigo. The two sides of the canvas sheet have slightly different textures. As one side is smoother than the other, I stamped on both sides to start and decided I liked the look of the smoother side better.
After stamping the canvas, I cut it out with one of the Window Frames Collection Framelit dies. I found the fit was better with the rounded part of the die on top. Then I created a slightly larger piece from Island Indigo card stock.
I stamped "Happy Birthday" on the bottom of a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and then added a notched strip of paper in the same colours from the Paper Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack #129312. This stack of paper sized 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" is perfect for card making. For $8.50, you get 48 sheets of paper – 4 each of 12 doubled sided designers for a total of 24 patterns. I use these sheets alot.
To finish the card, I assembled the pieces using Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the fish piece to the card.
Ink: Island Indigo (126986)
Big Shot: Window Frames Collection Framelits (129021)
I stamped onto a Canvas Creation sheet with Island Indigo ink and cut the image out with a Window Frames Collection Framelit die. I intentionally made sure that the die did not cut cleanly so the canvas had a slightly frayed look.
By the Tide Stamp Set, Set of 7
I so often hear from customers that they are looking for stamp sets to make great masculine cards. Well, look no further. This stamp set is just what you want.
Click to see the new arrivals including the Best of Butterflies and the Spring Surprise bundle.