Today’s post is a quick one, showing you how I put together these fun and easy stamped cards. I’m using one of my new stamps sets from Scottish company, Colourific. They make some really cute designs, and this set of leaf stamps is one of my current favourites. They’re so versatile and I’ve made a whole bunch of different designs with them already.
The notelet cards are smaller than a standard card size (for me anyway, because I tend to use larger sizes for my greetings cards). I make these from pre-scored white cardstock that is folded to make a 4″ x 6″ card. I use them in landscape for this simple technique.
Here’s a link to the Colourific A6 leaf set I’m using: Colourific Leaf Stamps
I used two of the solid leaf stamps rather than the outline stamps to create a border along the bottom edge of the card. I stamped them using Archival Ink in Cobalt blue. I particularly like these inks because they’re permanent and fast drying. They can also create great texture that makes the prints interesting.
The notelet card sentiment was created using an older set of Stampin’ Up word stamps. I’m not sure if you can buy them any more, but anything similar will work as well. These sentiments are stamped in two parts. The background (or shadow) was stamped in Archival Black ink, and the Bonjour was stamped in the same Archival Cobalt Blue as the leaves.
I finished the card with a few blue gem embellishments to add a little sparkle, and voila…the card is complete.
These cards are perfect for using as invitations or general notes to your friends. And the best part is that you can stamp a whole lot at once and keep them handy for whenever you need a quick card.