Hello crafty friends! Do you ever get a new stamp set and know you could make oodles of great cards with it, but realize, a few months later, you’ve only used it maybe once? Today’s post was inspired by the idea of getting several uses out of a single stamp set in a single crafting session. When I want to make a batch of cards I tend to decide on some unifying things to make the process a little faster and then add unique touches to each one. To hear more about my thought process making these cards check out the video below:
For my card set today I used one of the newest releases from Kat Scrappiness Wok On. This has so many images that are easy to color and also very easy to cut. I fussy cut all the images today. I decided to start with some common things I could do on each card to make the process a bit faster. I decided I would cut the main decorated panel using the Cross Stitched Rectangle die from Kat Scrappiness. Then I added a layer of colored cardstock and a layer of black to each card. The extra layer of mats helps the cards pop a bit and makes them clean and simple designs carry a bit more visual weight.
I colored all the images with Copic markers and once I picked a few markers I tried to use the same ones repeatedly to save time. I also used the markers to color the mats so that I wouldn’t waste time trying to find something that coordinated from my stash.
Each of the colored images was popped up to help it stand out a bit more. I have taken to layering scraps of cardstock to create my own pop ups instead of using foam. I like that I can control the thickness, save money, and use up what would otherwise be waste.
Finally each card was finished off with some Kat Scrappiness jewels or sequins. While picking out the perfect embellishment for each card was a bit time consuming it is definitely one of the fun parts of crafting for me but you could save time by using the Kat Scrappiness Black Jewels for each one since they would all match those.
Feel free to let me know which of the cards was your favorite or share a tip for how to make multiples cards more quickly. I love that I got so much use out of one new stamp set. Now to go craft with all the other new sets I have yet to ink up. If you’re reading this the day it’s posted check out the Memorial Day sale and use the code MEMDAY19 to save or on a different day you can always save with the code JESS10.