Lining Up Stamped Images

October 31, 2017

Lining Up Stamped Images - Colorful Encouragement

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!

Lining Up Stamped Images - Colorful Encouragement

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.

Lining Up Stamped Images - Colorful Encouragement  Lining Up Stamped Images - Colorful Encouragement

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.

Lining Up Stamped Images - Colorful Encouragement

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!

Lining Up Stamped Images - Colorful Encouragement

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.

Lining Up Stamped Images - Colorful Encouragement

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!

  1. That’s another great technique. Interesting that you stamped the card and added the brown. I was thinking you used brown and put a strip on top of it. I guess it could go either way, but I really liked seeing how you did your spacing … it’s probably what I would have done, and so that confirms for me that I’m not completely inept at this stuff. LOL Thank you!

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