I have never been very good at making greeting cards. It is ironic, because when I started crafting, everybody asked me if I made them. I tried, but I always feel like I want to add too many things to it.
I have been watching +thefrugalcrafter . channel in YouTube and I love watching her card making videos, not to mention her watercolor ones. She show cases a lot of really fun techniques that I can later on use in my journal and other mixed media projects. She is right though, making cards is a good way to try out new techniques without using up all your materials.
This is my favorite of the cards I made. I finished them too late for Independence Day this year, but I can always save them for the next.
The background of both cards were made using chalk. I used a versamark ink pad to create the resist that makes up the pattern.
This one is the second one. I might add more stuff to it next year, because I still feel like it's missing something.
I love stamps. I don't feel like I use the ones I have enough. I wanted to try out a different stamping technique. Stamping with ink pads is the norm, but I am not always happy with the results. There are other things that can be used to stamping and I wanted to try them.
My first try was with my Gelatos. The stamped image from the right came out smudged because I added too much water. The other ones worked out beautifully though.
My next try was with water soluble markers. These were markers +Tori Langellier had given me when I started crafting about 2 years ago. I don't use them that often, but I just love the way I can mix them when stamping.
Next, I tried the same technique with my FaberCastell big brush pens. They were my favorite. The colors were very bright.
I was very pleased with the results from all the stamping tries. The cards came out O.K., but they are not my favorite. I guess I will have to keep trying.
Well, I hope you are all having a very Happy Independence Day!
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