Hello, crafty friends! It's Rubeena from "http://www.arareruby.com back again with more inspiration for you! If you follow me on social media, then you'll know that I recently gave birth to a girl (I can't believe she'll be a month old in just a few days!) I have been receiving lots of gifts and cards from friends and family and find myself running low on thank you cards. Being a new mother keeps me busy enough so I needed a way to create easy cards that still reflected my inner artist.The Stamp Market has the perfect products to create such cards.
For my first set of cards, I used Painted Background and the word dies from Many Thanks Stamp & Cut Bundle.
I used a stamping tool and various colors of dye ink pads to stamp the painted background onto white cardstock. I stamped once or twice to get a good impression. I added white, gold, and black paint splatters as I usually like to do on most of my cards. Separately, I cut white foam sheets using the outline thanks die and mirror gold cardstock using the smaller thanks die--five times for each one. I adhered the painted background sheets to my cardbase and then added the thanks cuts with liquid adhesive.
What do you do when you don't have time to color? Here's a really easy way to add color to projects when you aren't able to spend hours coloring images.
Kindness Noted was the first set I fell in love with and have had it sitting in my room for months (we all do that, right?) I used the large floral image and stamped it onto white cardstock using black ink. I did this five times. Using various Distress Oxide Inks, blending tools and masking tape, I blended various blocks of ink onto each sheet. I picked random colors for each one. I finished it off with white, silver, and black paint splatters and white-embossed sentiments on black cardstock that were mounted with foam tape. The silver was actually accidental but ended up adding a shimmer effect. Some accidents turn out quite beautiful! Sentiments were from Kindness Noted, Many Thanks, and Just Wonderful.
These days I love to watercolor. I found some different-size watercolor cardstock that I wanted to use up. I decided to use size 10 cards and stamped images from Feeling FloralFramed Floral. I masked images to be able to stamp them in clusters.
I used my new Daniel Smith Ultra Fine Watercolors to color the cards. Once I was happy with how it looked, I finished it off with some white and black paint splatters. I added sentiments from Kindness Noted and Many Thanks. For one of the cards, I added clear droplets.
I am happy to have a bunch of thank you cards to be able to send to loved ones. My hope is that my creative process gives you a few ideas to create easy but beautiful cards. If you want to continue feeling inspired, follow my blog "http://www.arareruby.com"A Rare Ruby or follow me on "http://www.arareruby.com/rubznaz" Instagram. A HUGE thanks to The Stamp Market for being so generous and allowing me to share my creativity with you all. Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous crafty day!