Hi friends! Have you ever bought a stamp set and made one card with it and then never inked it again? Maybe I am the only one guilty of this but I know I feel better when I find many ways to use one supply. The other benefit is that you end up with a whole bunch of cards from one crafty play session so if one technique fails you still can feel good about what you made. I find that trying new things, even if they fail, spark new ideas!
We will do the following techniques (in no particular order)
Resist: Heat emboss resist
Resist: Versamark on Glossy paper
Rainbow Brayer technique
Leftover ink brayer technique
Coloring: White gouache on kraft paper plus colored pencil
Coloring: Alcohol marker on cardstock
Background Technique: Stamping with clear in and chalking
Selective Glitter technique
Background Technique: Using pigment powders
DIY Domed paper dots
Here is the technique packed video!
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I hope you try some of these techniques the next time you are crafting. If you don’t have the exact supplies I used try the technique with the most similar product you have before buying new. There are so many products that can do double duty in our stash and trying them out is half the fun! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
If you have leftover paint, brush it over cardstock to make matching decorative paper!
Make an envelope first from 12″x12″ scrapbook paper and use the scraps to die cut embellishments.
Make a batch: It only takes a little more time to make multiple cards while your supplies are all out. As a bonus you’ll have less to file away when you are done. Use up those scraps now because they may never get used if you file them away. (At least that is the case in my experience.)
Be careful when heat embossing your small wood tiles so you don’t burn your hands off.
If mailing these thick cards place them (envelope and all) in a bubble mailer to prevent snags in post office machinery.
I hope you give this project a try, and til next time happy crafting!