Cantina Club Stamp Cards

Cantina Club Stamp Cards

Tricia Morris

You probably already know this, but I really enjoy making the most out of our paper collections. For the Cantina Club Stamp kit, I began by measuring each image on the sheet of rubber stamps included in the collection. 0715Coll I studied the measurements and tried to find the best way to accommodate all of them on one sheet of 8.5x11 paper. I found several with a 1.75" measurement and knew I could group those together. The check marks indicate how many of each size I was able to fit on the paper. 00alcm01 Here's my first sketch. 00alcm02 I then trimmed the paper according to the sketch, stamped all of the elements as planned, and went to town making the cards and remaining sketches. Now that the work is done, you can simply download the instructions and skip that whole mind-numbing process! Click below to download: 0715ALCM Here are the thirteen cheerful cards you can make with your Cantina Club Stamp kit: IMG_0805 copy Let's take a closer look at the cards . . . CARDS 1 & 20715alcm01_02 Pierce holes for the square brads with a grid ruler, paper piercing tool and corkboard to ensure even spacing. IMG_0780 CARDS 3 & 40715alcm03_04 Cut a 2" length of rainbow striped ribbon, fold in half, and staple it next to the stamped sentiment . IMG_0784 CARDS 5 & 60715alcm05_06 Stamp the banner images onto White paper with Fuchsia, Tangerine and Ocean CS Inks. Trim the banners from the paper, add a ribbon, and hide the left edges behind the stamped sentiment. IMG_0788 The card base is Teal. Adhere a white stamped panel to the inside of the card to make it easier to write a greeting with a standard pen. (The "Hot" sentiment is from the UM Greeting sheet.) IMG_0804 copy CARDS 7, 8 & 90715alcm07-09 Mist the flower collage stamp with water and color the entire image with watercolor crayons. Re-mist before stamping if too much moisture is lost during the coloring process. (No water, no image!) IMG_0794 Without adding more watercolor, mist the stamp again and stamp to get a second, softer image. Outline the flowers and stems with a black fine-tipped marker. IMG_0792 CARDS 10 & 110715alcm10_11 Tuck two stamped banners behind the sun image.IMG_0800 CARD 120715alcm12 Stamp the sun image with Fuchsia, Tangerine and Ocean inks and edge each White square with ink of the same color applied directly from the pad. With the help of a grid ruler, evenly space six round mini-brads on the left side of the greeting. IMG_0802 CARD 130715alcm13 Ink the perimeter of the White card base and sentiment panel with Tangerine, Fuchsia and Ocean inks, starting with the lightest color first. Nest the birthday greeting onto the card with foam adhesive. Phew! After all that calculating, trimming and creating, I'm ready for a siesta. Adios! Tricia Tricia Profile

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