Here are the cards I made that I put inside the Purse In a Box that I showed you yesterday. (Keep scrolling down & you'll find it.) There is nothing really WOW about them. I just wanted to make some simple cards that would show off both the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set & the Juntos DSP (which is from the Stampin' Up! Celebrando Creatividad catalog.) Each grouping of 3 cards features the same card layout & the same basic technique. I'll tell you all about it below....very easy stuff!
The Sponge Dauber Technique...I saw Wendy Knowles do this quick & easy technique at convention. For my cards, I stamped the daisies in More Mustard Classic Ink & then used one of our Sponge Daubers dipped in Really Rust Ink & went back randomly dabbing (or was it daubing?) the ink on the flowers. On the first card, I put the sponge dauber directly to the Really Rust Classic Ink Pad. The effect was a little lighter than I wanted, so for the second 2 cards, I put a drop or 2 of Really Rust Ink Refill inside the lid of the ink pad & put the sponge dauber in it & then added it to the stamp. I really like the bolder look.
Good Old Fashioned Solid Stamping Technique... For the next three cards, I just stamped the daisies in the ink & stamped it on the paper...ooh....aahhh! Now, if you wanted to get all fancy, you could throw a little 2 way glue pen on it & dust it with Dazzling Diamonds! BUT, I was really wanting to keep it simple, and I did! I wasn't sure about stamping the daisies in Always Artichoke, but I think it turned out all right.
Marker Technique ...This last technique was not difficult at all, but just takes slightly more time. First I colored the stems with my Always Artichoke Marker, then I used my More Mustard marker, to color the bottom part of the flower & finally I used my Really Rust marker to go over the flower petals. I think the colors look the most obvious in the 2nd photo.
And of course, you have to have coordinating envelopes. ALWAYS stamp your envelopes after you make your cards while you have all the stuff out. You don't want to have to drag out all the stamps & ink each time you want an envelope...DO IT NOW!!
Although, I made the purse & cards just for fun (gasp!), the set would make for a great gift for someone or to do as a class if you are a demonstrator.
I'm working on a really fun project that I hope to finish up today or tomorrow!! It is going to be so CUTE!! You are going to LOVE it!! Until then, have a great Labor Day Weekend! Erin