Using freehand elements to improve your cards!

Hi friends! Have you have tried to stamp a scene with multiple images on a card and felt like everything was floating, nothing matched or it just didn’t feel whole? Today I will show you how you can add a few hand drawn elements to make your card feel cohesive and complete.


Watch the video to see how!

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Make sure when you are hand drawing elements that you use a pen that matches your stamping ink color and will work with your coloring medium. I used a black sharpie because it was black like my stamping ink and was waterproof so it wouldn’t smear when I painted it with watercolors. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and til next time happy crafting!

5 Responses

  1. what a cute card …. I love that cat!
    Good idea to use the stamps we have to create scenes … funny I never thought about it myself yet. I could make more use of what I already have that way PLUS it would be more individual. Thanks a lot!


  2. Boy this card came out soo cute! It so reminds me of a Garfield cartoon. But such a happy feeling uplifting card to send to someone.


  3. Great tips Lindsay, thanks!


  4. Oh Lindsay , i just love the way you build scenes on your cards. Thanks for the great ideas and tips I love your stamping videos.Katzelkraft has such fun stamps,I appreciate you showing different ways to use supplies


  5. Wonderful card. The window and mouse hole really made it all come together. Love the painting tips.


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