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  • Writer's pictureKristen Bartel

The Stamp Market | Stepping up a Simple Card Design

Hi All! Welcome to my first ever blog post! Today I am going to first share a simple card design using products from the Stamp Market, and then show you how you can step it up to make an elegant shaker card.



First up, we are going to use some patterned paper, stamps, and dies from The Stamp Market to create a simple birthday card. I started by using the watercolour wash paper from the Color Crush Patterned Paper pack from The Stamp Market - I LOVE this paper pack! So many fun designs and colours that coordinate perfectly. I used my anti-static powder tool to coat the paper, then stamped various blossoms from the Bloominous stamp set (also from The Stamp Market) in Versamark ink and covered with Rose Gold embossing powder from Altenew.



Once heat set, I mounted the panel to a card base made from 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock. I die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Big Tags die set three times, and stacked together with liquid adhesive to give the sentiment more dimension. I used the negative space from one of the die cuts to adhere the letters on the card front with perfect spacing. To finish the card, I added a few white Nuvo drops around the sentiment.






For the second card, I started with the same base panel - I used another sheet of the watercolour wash paper, and embossed a similar pattern across the panel with the Bloominous stamp set. Once I had the pattern embossed, I cut the frame and the "Oh Day" from the Oh Happy Day Die set from white cardstock, and then cut the "happy" from gold foil cardstock.


I glued a piece of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" acetate to the frame, and glued the sentiment die cuts to the center of the frame. I used thin foam strips from Darice around the perimeter of the frame, as well as behind the block letters wherever it was thin enough to be hidden. I laid the watercolor panel flat and filled the top and bottom areas with different gold and sparkling clear sequins.

When I was happy with the quantity, I peeled the adhesive from the back of the foam strips and carefully applied the top of the watercolor pattern paper base. I adhered the shaker to a white card base and called it finished!


As you can see, the two cards are very similar in terms of design and color scheme, the only difference is adding the shaker frame and dies, rather than the simple stacked, die cut sentiment. I hope you enjoyed today's cards and it inspired you to create. Thanks for stopping in, happy crafting!

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