Hey crafty people!
This week I’m sharing a clean & simple card design with tips on easy mass production to refill your Birthday stash for any age/gender! I broke out the Life Of The Party collection of Catherine Pooler inks and chose three different combinations of three inks that I thought would suit a wide variety of potential recipients.
Catherine Pooler inks are really forgiving when it comes to colour matching. They are split into two categories Party or Spa and these designations relate to the colour tone, rather than particular colour; where Party are a full Rainbow of vibrant and bright colours and Spa are a much more sedate, toned down Rainbow.
So you will find a colour to meet ANY mood in Catherine’s ink lineup, and the colours will work beautifully with any other colour from their own range, Spa or Party.
Stamping with colour
So, that’s just one more reason why they are a joy to create with!!!
The three combinations that I chose are:
1. Tiara, Lime Rickey & Aquatini
2. Tutti Frutti, Party Dress & Tiki Torch
3. Aquatini, Something Borrowed & Flirty Fuchsia
I wanted to keep the design simple, but also I wanted to be able to make several cards at a time and the easiest way to do this is using some sort of stamp positioned. Stamping onto 80lb Neenah card with the So Much Possibility stamp also by Catherine Pooler.
I used my MISTI and I positioned the sentiment first, using Happy Birthday Many Ways from CPD, and went ahead stamping each one; cleaning my stamp well between each colour.
Then I moved onto the little images, again choosing my positioning, & stamping each card in turn before repositioning the stamps and repeating the earlier steps.
Custom coloured card
I wanted to keep the cards very clean & simple, and single layered, but I felt that they needed something more so I grabbed an ink blending brush and some washi tape to mark off and colour a stripe down the side of each one.
Once dry, I adhered each panel onto an A2 card made from 110lb Neenah.
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Find more inspiration by Tasha here at the Tutorial blog
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