July 23, 2012
Hi! Today I want to share with you a process I use when making cards. One of my favorite things to do is use border stamps to create background patterns. For this card, I used the July Chevron Arrow stamp set. I used a paint dabber in a bright yellow and an ink in a more muted yellow.
I alternated each color and texture, creating an interesting background on what could have just been a white card.
Then I started layering tags and leftover pieces of the kit for the central focus of the card. Here’s neat tip for you — I used washi tape to cover the part of the stamp that I didn’t want to use (the word “date”) so that I could use just the colon in the time stamp. A good tip to have if you use stamps a lot and have tape on your desk like I do.
I also used pop dots to lift up the top tag. The depth is a great effect, but it will also help draw attention to the background you created by separating the two layers.
So, here is my little invitation card. What a nice way to invite a friend for coffee or even leave it on the counter as a hint to hubs that it’s time for some one-on-one time and a good ol’ fashion date night.
If you had to duplicate this invite for a few more people, it would be pretty easy to do.
Thanks for stopping to see my step-by-step design for today!
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