VIDEO: Easter/Spring Card Tutorial // Gray Florals11:00:00 AM
Hello crafty people! I have a simple, yet elegant card to share with you all today! I have one that I feature in my video tutorial and then one is an easier variation of the one in the tutorial. So, let's hop right into this fun Easter/Spring card!
For both cards I started with a card base that is made of 110 lb heavy weight white cardstock. I cut and score it so it ends up being 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Then, we have some decisions to make. In one example I use color cardstock for the front panel while in the other one (the one above) I used white cardstock. The choice is completely up to you. I think they would look great with different pastel color schemes. Check out my tutorial below for a better visual on how you can make these fun cards.
Now that you know how it works we can dive into details! I absolutely love both of these stamp sets. The one from the dollar store I just happened to stumble upon last summer. The Wild Whisper stamp set from the No Place Like Home collection is so versatile! I do have to say that they dollar store floral set are low quality, but they function just fine. One of my favorite parts of making these cards was using all of these fun ink colors! I use Whisper inks (which are super old, probably at least 8 years old) which are dye inks, or at least, I think they are. But you can use any types of ink for this. I think a set of chalk or distress inks would give a fun texture to this style of card too.
In the above example, I used the same setting of the stamps on my stamp block, but dipped them into different inks and dotted them all about the background. You could get variations on these cards by using monochromatic tones or by doing overlapping stamping. I personally liked the look of utilizing a blue, green, and purple ink. Then, to finish this card off I used my adorable bunny phrase stamp from Studio G and layered that with some various colored cardstocks.
The card in the video had a little nit more of a process to it. I really wanted to utilize my flexibility with the stamping tool and this card was fun to do it with! Although, as I say in the video, it would definitely work better with square cards! I also really like the stamping tool because it allows me to get a better impression and layer more ink layers to achieve darker colors.
I like how I can utilize even the smallest of stamps to create a large impact by using a lot of color. I hope you enjoyed this trial/error sort of tutorial, but I would definitely recommend it for square cards, but the mirrored grid pattern is still fun! Thanks for stopping by!