Double or Nothing

Hello, hello! I know, right?! ANOTHER blog post already! It’s like I’ve actually got my poop in a group or something.

I have quite a few crafty goals this year. One of them is to make (and send!) more birthday cards. I really didn’t send out a lot of cards last year. I did end up selling them so they still went to people but not to my people. You know?

I have a deep love for My Favorite Things stamps. Their Birdie Brown stamps? Get outta town. Love those. I got the Smile Maker stamp set from them a while back and have used it maybe once.

Until today, that is. For these cards I used a bunch of delicious ink cubes from The Stamp Market. I love ink cubes because they’re affordable and take up very little space.

Any who. What I did was I lined the big ‘smile’ sentiment up on the door of my MISTI and inked up my stamp. I stamped my cardstock and kept moving it up about an inch and a quarter or so, cleaning the stamp and inking it in a different color.

The cool thing about the inks from The Stamp Market is that they are kind of coordinating. I know I didn’t coordinate them very well on the pink card but what are ya gonna do?

After I had my full card panels stamped I used scraps of paper and ink cubes to essentially dye my scraps to match my card fronts. Then I used an additional sentiment from the set (I chopped it down from ‘smile, it’s your birthday’ to ‘it’s your birthday’) and stamped it to the strips using Hero Arts Intense Black ink. This is my number one favorite black ink, btw.

Here are my finished cards.

I hope you have a fantabulous day.

Until next time,

Samantha Ziegenfuß

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