Hi friends! How do you go about your card making process? Is it a scramble of sifting through everything you have hoping to find the perfect paper, embellishment or die cut only to make a chaotic card and have a complete mess of a craft table when you are done? If so I am going to share a tip that will streamline your process and help you create stylish cards (and you probably have everything you need already!)
I got the brand new Bee-Utiful Day stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry this week. RST is a wonderful company who sponsors a weekly tutorial on my blog and YouTube channel and as a bonus they don’t mind one bit that I encourage you to use what you have:) Love those guys! When you get a new stamp set it should make all of your other supplies more useful (not redundant as so often happens) so keeping that in mind I thought of a design element I could repeat in the card. Hexagons! I could replicate the look of honeycomb by gathering the various hexagon stencils, embossing folders, punches, dies or pattern paper I already had and give them new live with the new stamp set! See where I’m going here? I could repeat the hexagon shape with different tools and add variety with different colors and materials but still have cohesion because of the consistent design element of the hexagon shape. Repetition and variety equal good (and easy!) design!
Need more ideas? Watch today’s video!
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Supplies from Rubber Stamp Tapestry:
- Bee-Utiful Day Unmounted Stamp Set
- Chamomile Bee Peg Stamp Set
- Field of clover Peg Stamp Set
- Ink Blending Brush
- Sponge blenders (make up wedges)
- Distress Oxide Ink Pads
- Archival Black ink (to stamp the bees and sentiment so the ink won’t bleed)
- DIY Spray mist tutorial
- Spray bottles: small or mini (Good price!)
- Honeycomb embossing folder
- Foam Tape
- Heavyweight cardstock (white or cream)
- Hexagon stencil
- Pattern paper (purple and yellow)
- Tombow Markers (water based markers)
- Vellum (Black & teal)
- Nature Dies (honeycomb) (butterflies)
- Honeycomb embossing folder (if sold out above)
- Liquid watercolor in pearl (big 8oz bottle for ALL the spray ink you will need to make LOL!)
- Paper towels or rag
I also employed the “make the envelopes first and die cut the scraps trick” that I have been using a lot mainly because I have lots of pattern paper I love to use and I am no longer buying the cheap blank card and envelope sets. I am really loving the look though because a patterned envelope is so much fun and special to receive. What tips do you have to improve your card design or mix old and new supplies? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to share this tutorial with friends who might like it. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
PS here is a link to my DIY Shimmer Spray and Ink Dauber tutorial from a few years ago if you want it:) Have fun with your DIY supplies!