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Budget Crafting, Colorful Background, Simple Sentiment with Carol

October 21, 2020

Hello! And welcome back to another beautiful day in the crafting world. I’m here from Scraps&Ink to share this really fun “D Day” card I made using a sentiment from the Happy Divorce Day set, as well as an icon from the Roadies Vol 4. Grab both of these sets, plus countless others today from The Ink Road Shop, and use code CAROL10 to get 10% off your ENTIRE order.

Also, it’s FREE STAMP WEDNESDAY today and you do NOT want to miss out on this week’s set! Head over to the shop, and get to it! I’ll wait. 🙂

Today, I went super simple. I originally wanted to make a spooky cupcake card, but then I started using the wrong colors, and had to pivot really fast. hah! Crafting probs, right?

This card is wicked easy. I try to show ways you can stretch your supplies because sometimes it’s not always conducive to buy stacks of stamps all at once!

For this card, I started with an A2 card panel (most of my card panels these days are 65# white cardstock because I can just pick up a pack of it at Target or Walmart, and get to coloring!) I grabbed my copic friendly ink (You can find some Here at the Ink Road), and stamped the cupcake from the Roadies Vol 4, multiple times. No rhyme or reason, but I tried my best to not stamp them too close, or in the same direction.

Next, of course, I grabbed my Copics and got to coloring. Now, I know this says budget coloring. You do NOT have to have copic markers to create a beautiful image. You CAN use even Crayola markers and still get a beautiful look. (in fact, I will do that, next month, just to prove a point. haha).

As an added touch, I colored the background in all sorts of directions. It was intentional! I really wanted additional texture without dotting the background with my colorless blender. Lastly, I took a vibrant blue, and outlined all of the cupcakes. I feel like that really helped them stand out more.

I ran the panel through my die cut machine, using a stitched rectangle die. I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum –so as not to distract from the amazing background. 😉 I also added some shimmer with a really fun, opal shimmer pen.

This card made my best friend and husband bust out in loud laughter. I hope it brought a smile to your day, too! Don’t forget to shop the Ink Road using code CAROL10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Including Free stamp Wednesdays!).

Tell me in the comments below how you plan on stretching your stamps? or if you already do! Join me next time for another fun Spooky Season card!

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