Mother & Father’s Day Cards!

Hi friends! I get asked a lot “what kind of stamps should I get when just starting out?” I always suggest that you use what you love but if you don’t know what that is yet I suggest nature themed stamps because they can be used for any occasion and they are unlikely to go out of style so your investment will last you.

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I have always loved postage stamps and these State birds and flowers images remind me of the postage stamps that were released in the 1980’s. I actually have a sheet of them and I refer to them when I use this set! These stamps can be used to make cards for any occasion and anyone just buy changing up the papers and embellishments you use. See how in today’s video!


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You can find the entire State Birds and Flowers stamp set here (on sale!)  *This set includes all 50 state bird/flower stamps and 4 bonus images

Supplies:

  • White cardstock
  • Black waterproof ink (Ranger Archival)
  • Distress oxide ink (or your favorite inks in blue, green and brown)
  • Stamps: Minnesota state bird, Swans, (*Both stamps are included in the State birds and flowers set but I linked them by themselves as well) Happy Mother’s Day stamp: (single), ( Set)
  • Water-based markers
  • Wink of stella glitter pen
  • Water-based blender marker
  • White gel pen
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Feather
  • Washi tape
  • buttons
  • Gears
  • glue
  • double stick tape
  • White and cream cardstock

All of the instruction to make these cards including tips and tricks can be found in the video above! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Stamp School: Faux Tile and Watercolor Marker Tips & Techniques!

Hi friends! I have lots of techniques packed into this simple card!

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Feel free to adapt any of these techniques to your next card. Don’t worry if you don’t have exactly what I used, you can improve with the supplies you own but if you want the stamps I used you can get them at our sponsor ArtNeko, mention The Frugal Crafter when you order to save 10% on any order or get free shipping on orders over $50!

Supplies:
Stamps (Art Neko) Flowers, Dragonflies
Watercolor paper
Glossy white cardstock
Colored cardstock
Clear Resist ink (Ranger)
Brown waterproof ink (Ranger Archival)
Blue (or color of your choice) Dye ink
Soft Brayer
Scoring board (Scor-Pal/Scor-Buddy )
Watercolor/waterbased Markers  (The skinny ones with the real brush tips are Zig Clean color Real Brush Pens in sets  or individually) (The fat ones with 2 tips are Spectrum Aqua also here)

Directions:
1. Score a 1″ grid on glossy cardstock. Stamp design with resist ink and set aside to dry.
2. Stamp flowers on watercolor paper using waterproof ink. Color image with watercolor markers using the techniques shown on the video. Let dry, then trim and corner punch the panel.
3. Use a brayer to roll ink on the embossed glossy cardstock, then polish with a tissue to remove excess ink and reveal the design.
4. Layer up the panels on your cardbase and adhere.

See all of the fun things you can make when you try these techniques! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

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