Keeping a Stash of Cards on Hand
I like to keep a collection of cards on hand for most occasions. A few family members have even begun to rely on me to have a card ready when they have forgotten to purchase one. It’s nice to not have a feeling of panic when you realize you need a birthday card, and do not have time to run out and get one, or design one for the occasion. As card makers it can be embarrassing to hand over a card from the dollar tree.
My collection was sadly missing sympathy cards, so I decided to make a few. I hope I won’t have the occasion to use one in the near future, however. I flipped through my stamps, glanced through the Fun Stampers Journey catalog for inspiration, and gathered a few supplies.
Before becoming a Fun Stampers Journey Coach I really hadn’t tried multi-layered stamps. Since joining I have purchased two sets, and love them both.
The stamp set I used today is called Spring Bouquet (I will have a link to the set below), and I decided to stamp it in different shades of blue.
I purposely did not add a lot of bling, or shine, to this card. I wanted it to be very monochromatic, and fairly simple.
Pulling My Cards Together
Below is a video of me putting this card together. I hope it will give you a few ideas, and encourage you to add to, or start a card collection.
Here are links to the items I used to make this card. I was unable to link to the Hampton Arts Stamp Perfect, but their are other manufacturers who make a similar product. If you have any questions about the products I used, please feel free to ask.
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