Hello my crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Do you have any big plans for the weekend? Today I wanted to share with you cards that I make for my aunt once or twice a year for her to send to her friends. I use the same stamp and sentiment over and over and just change the colors. Below, I will show you what I mean.
This is one of my favorite stamp sets, it is from the brand Kraftin Kimmie. Unfortunately when I went to find this stamp so I could link it for you, I couldn’t find it anywhere on her site. I did get it quite a few years ago but I had hoped it would still be available. I use the bottom sentiment “Stay classy, sassy, and a bit bad assy!” for all of the cards, and I put it on the front. I then stamp the girl in Gina K. amalgam ink so I can use my Gamsol because I color them with my Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. I do different hair, different skin tones, and obviously their clothes. I alternate three colors for the drill based on real drill colors: blue, yellow, and red. I then use gems from Lucy’s Cards that match the shirt (or at least compliments it) as earrings and a glitter gel pen on the bigger eye as eyeliner. Here are the six I made last week for her.
They were all fair skinned this time because that is what she needed more of so I was happy to oblige. I have done many different backgrounds with these cards but I think this one is the simplest I’ve done. I had a pack of 6×6 plain colored paper that I cut down to size to go with the shirt color of each lady. For the sentiment circles I used my blending brush and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and blended each color in a circle and then die cut it out with a stitched circle die. The images are also die cut from smooth bristol paper with a stitched rectangle die. Both of these dies are from Art Impressions, I purchased them from Simon Says Stamp. For how much stitched nesting dies usually cost, these were pretty inexpensive.
Like always, I’ve really enjoyed making this set of cards. I’m always trying new color combinations, new skin combinations, and new hair combinations. What is a stamp you really love and couldn’t live without? I’d love to know! Have a great rest of your week and I’ll see you on Saturday. Don’t forget to be creative everyday! XOXO