Thursday, June 18, 2020

Can You Make a Clean and Simple Birthday Card With Just Two Stamps?

Hello friends! Here's your all-important Crafty Question of the Day: Can you make a card with just two stamps? I could spoil all the fun and just say, "Well yes, DUH, because here it is..." but I won't. Instead, let's take a look and talk about it, and then you can ponder how YOU might try this idea. Ready?

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craft a clean and simple birthday card by stamping a border with one stamp and then add a simple sentiment in a die-cut circle. #birthdaycards #stamping #cardmaking
So since you already know the answer, YES you can actually make a card with just two stamps, let's check this out. I fell in love with this sweet trio of candles in the Happy Birthday clear stamp set from Impression Obsession. It's just one smallish stamp with three candles but by repeating the image it packs a LOT of punch. So let me ask you, what stamps do you have in your stash that might pack a BIG PUNCH by repeating them on a card base? You might stamp them straight across the card like this, or you might fill the entire panel with that image.
Use Impression Obsession stamps to make and clean and simple handmade birthday card using just two stamps. Stamp the candle trio stamp repeatedly to make a row of candles and then add a simple stamped sentiment on a die-cut circle. Add color and washi tape to finish off this festive cardmaking idea. #handmadecards #birthdaycards #iostamps
After stamping the candles, I added color with colored pencils and then added a few pieces of washi tape. The sentiment is perfect on a simple die-cut circle and then I added a few finishing touches (a little dimensional glaze and glitter, some embellishments and a splatter of FSJ Silk.)
Make a clean and simple handmade birthday card using just two stamps from Impression Obsession. Repeatedly stamp the candle trio stamp across a card front, add simple colored pencil coloring, and a diecut circle with stamped sentiment to create this festive and colorful - but clean and simple handmade birthday cardmaking idea #iostamps #makingcards #birthday
Today marks the new challenge on the Impression Obsession blog. The theme is . . .are you ready for it? Birthday Wishes! Dig through your stash of Impression Obsession stamps and dies, and see what you have that works for the challenge. Then link it up at the IO blog because you might just win a gift certificate to the shop! Over on the blog, you'll also find a list of the design team members who are sharing some festive birthday cards to kick off the challenge. 
Don't have any Impression Obsession stamps and dies? I hate to be an enabler, but you really should check out their shop - every time I look, I see something I never noticed before. They have a HUGE selection, in EVERY style and theme! (#sorrynotsorry) Plus, their sale section is AMAZING right now. There are tons of cute clear stamp sets on sale for $7.50! Whaaaat!?

Supplies on Today's Card:

Did you love the birthday stamps on today's project? If so, you might love this card and tutorial too. It features the Happy Birthday stamp set to make FOUR cards all at once, plus features more ideas for using small stamps on a card. You can find the original post right here:
Make four birthday cards at one time by following this simple cardmaking tutorial with Impression Obsession stamps.

1 comment:

TLady said...

SO CUTE, Laura!!! YES!!!! I did EXACTLY what you did today! I've created my B.D. Card for this challenge, & guess what? I used ONE stamp set, & I eve did what YOU DID TOO--- Stretched the image UP the card! LOL Great minds think alike??? LOL LOVE your colorful candles & the collage way you added the sentiment & embellishments! A SUPER JOB!!! ;)<3