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Good morning! As I was organizing some finished cards this past week I realized that I am woefully short on basic cards: birthday, sympathy, thank you, etc. There are so many amazing sentiments out there these days that I forget to just make a birthday card every once in awhile! 😉 And then I made the mistake of updating my perpetual birthday calendar this weekend and had a minor panic attack when I realized how many birthdays are coming up in the next few months. Eeek!
Whenever I craft I tend to get so focused on one card that I forget that I could easily stamp a few extra sentiments or paint a few backgrounds at the same time to make more than one card at a time. I know I know…this is a revelation to no one but me. Ha.
Anyway, I decided it would be fun to start a series of easily mass-produced cards. I can’t promise that I’ll get to it every Monday but I’m certainly going to try! These will be easier cards featuring more stamping and less detailed coloring that can be created in less than 10-15 minutes! I hope it inspires you to get stock up on your basics!
Aren’t these Birthday Animal Silhouettes cute?! You don’t need a stamping tool like a MISTI to create these cards but it definitely speeds up the process! I lined up the sentiment so that it would stamp across the top of my card panel and then inked up the stamp and stamped it. Then I simply slid the card panel up two lines of the grid and then stamped it again. I repeated the process until I reached the bottom of the panel. Then I removed the sentiment and arranged the animals inside my MISTI. I inked them with Hero Arts intense black ink and stamped them across each card panel. I like how you can see a bit of the texture of the sentiment through the black ink. It’s subtle but cool!
Finally I ran the party hat dies through my big shot plus until I had enough for each card. Then I placed the piece of cardstock that was left behind from the dies inside my MISTI and lined the stamp up inside the negative. Once it was lined up I placed the die cuts inside the negative and inked them up with the same ink as the sentiment. I repeated the process until all the hats were stamped. I used foam mounting tape to adhere the party hats to some of my critters and voila, five fun birthday cards that can be masculine or feminine depending on the colors you choose!
I hope you enjoy this series and I’d love to know if there’s a particular type of card you’d like to see! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fantastic Monday!!
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