Hi everyone! Hope you’re doing well and that you have beautiful weather wherever you may be!! Paula here today with a Layered Faux Quilted Thinking of You Card. This card may look as if there is ‘tons’ going on, but really it’s quite simple.
Let’s get started.
-Ann Butler Faux Quilting Stamps 2″ Stripes. Dots. Hearts.
-Ann Butler Faux Quilting Stamps 2″ Doily Picnic
–Colorbox Crafter’s Ink ® by Ann Butler in Canyon and Desert Sand
–Colorbox Embossing Powder ® in Clear
-Cardstock, fabric lace, paper lace doily, pearl embellishments, embossing folder
One of my favorite things to do and add a little dimension to a card is to use ink in an embossing folder. All you need to do is take your ink pad and just cover the inside of the folder itself. I just rub it all over. I used the Ann Butler’s Colorbox Crafter’s Ink ® in Canyon for this step. You will want to ensure you have enough coverage depending on the detail within the embossing folder. Then you place your cardstock inside the folder and run through your die cut/embossing machine. I inked the edges of my piece afterwards.
Next step is using the Faux Quilting Stamps. Have I said how much I love these and how versatile they are? Today, I used a couple different sets and just placed them randomly on my block. Again, I used Ann Butler’s Colorbox Crafter’s Ink ® in Canyon. After stamping the image, I used Clearsnap Clear Embossing Powder to give just a bit more dimension.
Next step is to ink up the paper lace doily and fabric lace pieces to be used on my card. For this, I used Ann Butler’s Colorbox Crafter’s Ink ® in Desert Sand. Both of these pieces will just be used as embellishments on various places on the card.
Now, it’s time for assembly. What I love about doing pieces like this is that once I stamp the images, I end up cutting them in various shapes and sizes to layer upon one another. After cutting these, I do ink the edges to stay consistent with other pieces. As you can see below, with the one stamped image I created above, I was able to create two separate cards –very similar but just a little different. The sentiment I used on these were thinking of you, but I ended up writing in ‘on Mother’s Day’ because I wanted to send to my Mom and Mother-in-Law.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card! Let’s see what you can create with Ann Butler’s Faux Quilting Stamps!!
Have a great day!