Fun Friday: Just Get Stamping 101

How many times a week do you think, “wish I had time to get my stamps out”?  Here’s a project that’s quick and elegant, and makes it easy to grab some card stock, a stamp and some ink and GET STARTED!

While stamping can be a fabulous Artisan Production (like my Retro Color Block card from this week), simple projects, or “Express Stamping“, are a great way to begin, whether you’re an expert stamper or just beginning. (see one of my favorite Express Stamping projects)

Try taking a terrific focal point stamp, like this Engraved Greetings thank you.  Just stamp once in the middle of your note card, add a ribbon and a small embellishment and you’re set!

The size for this note card is a little smaller than the normal 1/2 sheet cards.  These are 5 x 3-1/2″ and actually come pre-scored with envelopes from Stampin’ Up! (see them online).  These smaller cards are perfect for simple elegant cards like this one.

I like to teach that there are Three Steps to Stamping:

  1. Stamp
  2. Layer
  3. Embellish

Whether a card is ‘express’ or ‘artisan’ you’ll nearly always see those 3 steps.  Scroll down through some of the recent posts on my blog, and you’ll see these steps in action.

Next time you look at a card and think, “hmm… something is missing,” be sure to think about these steps to be sure you’ve included all three.

 

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