I'm so happy to announce that
is staying on as a Girl Friday!
Woot Woot Hooray!!!
She's here today with a fantastic card set tutorial
that will give you lots of options for your pattern paper stash :)
Check it out...
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps:
For this card I wanted to play around with cutting off portions of text and mimic some of the popular t-shirts I've seen this summer. I also needed some quick cards, so this was a great design to repeat once I figured out how to do it. Here's what I did:
Mask off an area on the card with sticky notes (I didn't have the long ones on hand so I just put two together).
Stamp your first word.
It seemed to work best if a portion of the word was still 100% visible, like the "te" at the end of this card.
Flip your sticky note to line up with the word you just stamped and then move it down a smidge. This way you're left with a tiny white margin between the two words. When you move the sticky note down make sure you retain the same angle that you used for the first word.
Stamp the rest of the message in between the two words. It helps with readability to use very dark ink for this word, and light to medium ink for the larger two words.
Since all the fancy stuff was stamped with the words, the only other thing you need to finish the card is some patterned paper. That's what makes these quick!
On the next card I moved "your" to overlap "birthday" more. I think it helps to be able to read "celebrate" and then your brain can figure out "birthday" quicker.
Always in need of teen boy cards. This is it!
Here they all are, ready to go out in the mail. Whew, done. Hope you have some stamps you can try this technique on!