Hello again my crafty friends and a happy 2018 to you all!
Another new year is upon us… how did that happen so fast?! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and that you took some much-deserved down time to relax (maybe with a rum and nog like I did!). It always seems like December flies by with all the hustle and bustle…in fact, that’s why I’m a little late with this post. But NEVER FEAR – I didn’t forget about cards!
This one is a super simple card with a masculine vibe. One-layer cards are so great for when you need something fast without having to put too much thought into it. Luckily there are so many amazing stamp sets out there that need very little creative energy to make them look awesome! This Going Graphic stamp from Create a Smile is one of those.
I cut a white panel of cardstock to just smaller than 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″, and a piece of mint green cardstock to those exact dimensions. The mint cardstock is cheap stuff, I’ll admit, but it does the job, and I’m trying to stay on a budget. I’d much rather splurge on nice white cardstock that I stamp on. Anyways…
To get super saturated triangles I used a stamping tool, but you don’t need to as simple shapes like these are easy to re-stamp if needed. I started with the bottom layer, and chose four Hero Arts inks that complimented each other (Stone Wash, Dusty Blue, Sea Glass and Mint Julep). Sticking with the same color family is always going to work, but you could really choose any color you wanted (See the end of the post for more ideas with this stamp set!). I kept stamping in a large triangle until the shape was complete.
I took some lightweight vellum and colored the back of it with a GT2 Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker that matched the stamping (this is an awesome way to get matching vellum every time!). I then used the “Thanks” die-cut from Pink and Main, and attached it using Ranger’s Multi-Matte Medium.
After adhering the panel to the card base, I added a few Queen & Co. Teal enamel embellishments on the front, and that was it! Easy-peasy lemon-squeezy!
Here are some more ideas of what you can do with these stamps. Trying out different color combinations is so much fun, as well as experimenting with different shape layouts!
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