Hey, thanks for coming by! I’ve got a very simple tutorial to share with you today, and you’ll like this if you’ve ever had trouble lining up or spacing out stamped images. This card is easy & quick, and you can make it for any occasion. I spent time at a farm over the weekend with my family, and we all brought home pumpkins. They inspired my husband and son to carve them, and me to make a card!
This is a piece of watercolor paper, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, and scored at 4 1/2 for an A2 card base. I used a T-Ruler to draw a light pencil line about 1/2″ from the edge of the card. My stamps are about 1 inch wide so I gave myself a little room on either side and drew my second line 1 1/4″ from the first.
I used my stamp positioner so I could double stamp my images – always a good idea on watercolor paper. I’m using the Autumn Blessings stamp set by Catherine Pooler, and I stamped the pumpkin near the top with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink. Next I stamped one at the bottom, to make sure I had even spacing. Then I centered the third one between them.
I filled in the other two pumpkins using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. And I have even spacing for all of them, yay! If you’ve never gotten ahead of yourself and made a mess by not spacing out your images, you probably don’t find this near as exciting as I do.
This stamp set also comes with a stem and a vine, and I stamped them with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Then I erased the pencil lines. I love those tiny pumpkins!
This is part of my sentiment, and I need to pop up some of it with foam tape. So I cut a very thin strip of it, and hid it behind the letter.
I cut a piece of brown cardstock to 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, and a second strip 1/2 x 5 1/2. Next I stamped “For You” from the Autumn Blessings stamp set in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white. I added foam tape to the back of both strips, and attached them to my card base. Finally I glued my “Thankful” die cut to the card. I could add sequins to embellish it further, but I like it like it is.
Will you be making any cards for Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back again soon!