Hi friends! Today I am sharing 2 videos! I love making custom cards so today I will share the cards I made for each of my daughters for their birthday last week.
First up is Maizy’s card! I chose images that are personal to her but weren’t easy to combine. I’ll show you how to make unrelated elements go together.
Supplies for Maizy’s card: *These supplies are old favorites and most are discontinues but I tried to fine them or substitutions if available but it is unlikely you will make a card just like this as you will create a bespoke card for your loved one. Still, in case you really loved something I used I tried to find it. *Affiliate links used in this article.
- Stamps: Epic Celebration Stampin Up (retired) Similar
- Dot alpha: I couldn’t find a similar set but this is also a mini alpha from Hero Arts
- Bird stamps and dies (sizzix-discontinued)
- Sizzix Eiffel Tower & Fleur De Lis Die
- Circle punch
- Starburst punch
- Alcohol Markers: (Blick Studio)
- Waterbased markers: (tombow-browns)
- Paper: Vicki Boutin Storyteller
- American Crafts Celebration paper pack
- Cardstock: Accent Opaque
- Silver embossing powder: I couldn’t find the Andy skinner one I had but this set from Lindy’s has some good options
- Inks: Versamark for embossing
- Memento (for marker coloring)
Now on to Lila’s card, I had a lot of fun with this one!
Supplies for Lila’s card:
- Rubber stamps, you will want 3 backgrounds you can layer, a strong focal image, and some accents. I found vintage fashion, stitches, and script here if you like things similar to what I used
- White cardstock: This is the accent opaque that is super smooth and great for ink blending and OK for alcohol marker. The heavyweight is a good card base option and well priced. I use the 80# for layering. You can choose the weight you need. Cheaper than Neenah classic crest but not as good IMO for alcohol markers but not bad. It is as good for ink blending and stamping tho.
- The skintone marker set I’m using is from Art-n-Fly
- Other: Inkpads, sprays, blending brushes *If I had to do it again I would only get brushes with white bristles. I like the colored handle ones too. Lots of inexpensive options here. larger size is better IMO
I think the lesson from these tutorials is to use the things that make your cards meaningful. It doesn’t matter if you have the latest stamps and embellishments, what matters is that you make it from the heart. Happy crafting!