Hello – Samantha here, hoping to inspire you with some fun cards I very recently created using Ink Road Stamps – Majestic AF as well as my favourite alphabet stamp set – Block Party. Now don’t get me wrong I absolutely love the sentiments that come with this stamp set (and I’ve used this stamp set before – which you can preview here) – but the one thing I’ve noticed in my craft stash (and I’m sure I am not the only one) is a large collection of unused (mint condition) alphabet stamps!!! So today I’m hoping that these cards will inspire you to grab those Block Party stamps and start creating your own sentiments – because the possibilities are endless.
Here is my first card:
I first started by creating my background – which is a simple (yet long and tedious) masking technique using masking paper (or a post-it note if that’s all you have). I decided to leave the unicorns black and white because I knew the block party letters would be bright, bold and central. I wanted your eyes to be drawn to the sentiment first rather than the background.
Next I stamped my letters. I went through my Altenew ink swatch and match colours that went well together then pretty much randomly stamp the letters trying to avoid stamping the next letter in the same colour. The next part is why I love absolutely love these alphabet stamps – not only can I play around with colours but I can then use Block Party Alphas – Outline and add a nice defined outline (you could even mix and match them!) Fussy cut them out or for those (like me) who have a silhouette or cutting machine – use it as there are a few letters to cut out. I finished the card by adhering it to a card base. I left it simple – no sequins, or added glitter…
The second card I changed the sentiment to – Make your own magic!
Can you think of any other fun sentiments? Get masking, get stamping and create some fun sentiments for your cards. Here are two more card examples using Majestic AF and Block Party Alphas.
Keep calm and start STAMPING!