Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hand Carved Cake Stamp and Card Set

This year I'm going to try to be a bit better about birthday cards. I'm absolute rubbish. And Facebook made it easier to remember but I left Facebook last year so I'm right back to not.

Carving a cute new stamp seemed as good a place to start as any, no?

And this card set ensures at least four people will get cards this year. Which, sadly, will be a huge improvement.

All the cards were made the same way:

1. Stamp image on white card stock using black Staz-On ink
2. Stamp image on post it note. Cut out and use as a mask to protect the nice clean cake image.
3. Dab Ranger Distress Ink through 'stencil' with a foam cosmetic sponge - in this case the stencil was some old fancy cut out paper... KI Memories I think. Laser cut cardstock was quite a thing a few years back. Note: On the top card, I stamped a Hero Arts French Script stamp with distress ink, let it dry and then stenciled over top.
4. Add a sentiment - these are Papertrey stamps on bits of Gelli Prints.

This one was a little different, same idea but with a number laser cut, no ombre effect and I stamped the sentiment right onto the card like a ribbon.


Jason Bellows said...

Cake stamp could be used for Portal cards too!

The cake is a lie.
The cake is a lie.
The cake is a lie.
The cake is a lie.

Debi said...

these cards are a real like WOW!!! love LOVE them all !
Debi x

Penny said...

Wow, four great CAS cards with great backgrounds and your own fab image! Really, really sweet! :^)
Hugs, Penny
And good luck on your health challenge!

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant carved stamp and love the bright happy colors in he background on all four cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!