One of my all time favorite add-ons to the paper collections that KaiserCraft comes out with every month is the stamp sets. Besides being made of the highest quality materials available in the industry, they are simply fun to use!!! Every time I receive product from KaiserCraft, I quickly flip through the papers to get an idea of the patterns and then I automatically dig through the rest of box to find the matching stamps. I just LUV them!
So it is only fitting that as my very last blog post as a member of the KaiserCraft DT, I leave you with some quick and easy stamped cards (which are my favorite projects to make).
For the card below, I used the fabulous Le Chateau collection. For the stamped image, I used brown ink for stamping, and then outlined the image with a dark brown pen. This is one of my fave techniques to add dimension to any stamped image. I then filled in the outlined areas with a lighter, glittery brown gel pen. This gives the image added dimension and shine. Of course, as glitter does not show up well in photographs, you will just have to take my word for it. :) I also added a doily that I lightly inked with blue ink, crumpled and layered paper flowers, and a tiny tag. The organza ribbon gives the entire card a bit of elegance and softness.
“For You” card by Nancy Burke. Materials used: Le Chateau paper collection, 6×6 paper pad (PP824), clear stamps (CS745), ink (IP708, IP716), organza ribbon (RI613) , paper flowers (F602, F603) . Other: flower center, paper doily, paper lace trim, string.
For the next card, I used the fun and funky Konstrukt collection. I wanted to do a “tone-on-tone” stamping technique, so I used green ink to stamp my ruler image (bottom of card) onto green paper. So many times I find myself grabbing my black and brown inks, but then I remember there is a whole rainbow of possibilities available by using other colors of ink! The tone-on-tone stamping technique is one of my faves!
“Thank You” card by Nancy Burke. Materials used: Konstruct paper collection, 6×6 paper pad (PP823), die cuts (DC319), clear stamps (CS744), inks (IP715, IP718), rhinestones (SB715), rub-ons (RB812). Other: sewing machine, thread, die cut flower.
So get out those fun KaiserCraft stamps and inks and start making your own fabulous card creations!