Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Card Tutorial

Good afternoon Ladies, it's Hannah here.

I thought I'd show you all a quick card tutorial, for this fun card today, please excuse all the pictures, for some reason my computer won't accept video's at the moment.

The materials are very simple and few; All you will need is a die cutting machine, an embossing folder, your card base, a stamp (or stamps) with a solid image you can color, and some ink.

For the first step you will want to emboss your card base........

And here is how.....You will need the right sandwhich recipe according to your machine.
For the Bigshot, you will only use tab 1 of the multi purpose platform, then sandwhich the embossing folder with the card base inserted, in-between the two acrylic plates on top.....
And run it through.

Next you will ink up your image, to give a solid stamp more then one color, I reccomend stamp markers, like Memmentos or Faber castell, but if you don't have any it's not to hard with an ink pad.
as you see in the picture above I got a little ink on the other part,
just take a wet paper towel or baby wipe, and wipe it away.

Now that the whole stamp is covered its time to stamp it on a piece of cardstock...

...And cut it out

If your stamp is large enough and you want more dimension, cover the back with pop dots,
or you can adhere it straight to the card with an adhesive runner.

The card is now almost fully essembled and the only thing remaining is your sentiment. Which of course cannot be stamped directly on the raised surface of the embossed card base.
Here I just cut a piece of scrap slightly bigger then the sentiment before I stamped.
And we really want to make it pop and give it a nice clean look, one  way to do that is to cut another piece of a different color slightly larger then the stamped piece or you can just swipe the ink pad across like this...

Attach it to your card and Looky there!!!! That probably took you less then 15 minutes at most.

Did you know there is challenges in our flickr pool every month with prizes to be won?
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rcwidow (Linda) said...

great tutorial Hannah! TFS! I love your card! I need to use my embossing folders more often!

Dawn T said...

Great tutorial Hannah. Such a neat card.

Pajalu said...

Thanks for this Hannah, I love your card. What a great tutorial :D xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo