Hi crafters! I know you don’t expect another video for The Alley Way Stamps until Friday, so this should come as a pleasant surprise 🙂
I know that the wonderful gals from the design team have given you already tons of inspiration on how to use the newly released stamp sets “Penguins On Parade” and “Happy Hero”. I’m going to be using both of these sets today but my focus will be on how to create a more unusual card: I know that we are all used to our standard A2 sized cards, so I wanted to do something fun.
My goal was to create a card that sent a different message on the outside than on the inside. On the outside, you see the superhero and you assume that that’s what you want to convey to the person. That they are a superhero. But I find that in real life most superheroes don’t wear masks or capes, they come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes the person you would have expected it from the least turns out to be the bravest and most supportive. That’s why, when you open up the card, you peel away the mask and the cape and you reveal what’s underneath it and that’s the superhero.
When using this technique, and using Copic markers, make sure to use a card stock that doesn’t bleed through. In cases like this these I prefer Simon Says Stamp ultra-heavy white card stock. In the video, I talk in detail detail about the measurements. It’s basically one sheet of that card stock cut in half so it’s 4 1/4 inches wide and 11 inches long. I scored at 3 inches and 8 inches so the middle part is 5 inches long, almost as long as a regular sized A2 card.
I hope you enjoyed this fun technique to create a card that folds a bit differently than your regular cards. I sure had a blast creating it. And it was especially proud to have thought of simply shifting my stencil (or the card underneath it) to create a multi-color pattern with my stencil.
Thanks for stopping by today. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you!
I’m sending this fun project off to Addicted to Stamps and More which asks for “Make Your Mark”.