I love home-made cards, but really struggle when it comes to making them myself, so I am so happy to have Catherine here to show us how to make your own…she is amazing! So please give her a warm welcome, and let’s learn how she made this fabulous tutorial on how to make a cupcake birthday card using stamps!
Thanks so much, Jessica, for having me as a guest today! My name is Catherine Pooler and I have been a rubber stamper for almost 10 years and a scrapbooker for more than 20. I love blogging and making videos to share my love of paper crafting and to teach others how to do it, too. There is a lot of joy to be had when you make something and share it with someone you love (or even just like! ;).
Let’s get right to it and see how easy it is, through this step-by-step tutorial on how to rubber stamp a card.
To get started you will need some basic supplies: stamps, paper and ink (and maybe a few more goodies…full list at the end of this post).
I hear people ask quite often, “How do you get multiple colors on one stamp?”. That’s easy! With markers! First, I inked my entire stamp in a light pink color using my Regal Rose ink pad. Then I colored the cupcake liner with a darker color (Early Espresso). As long as you go light color first, followed by a darker color, you will not ruin your markers.
TIP: Be sure to use the side of your marker to color. If you use your tip, you will risk mashing down the tip and wrecking your marker!
Stamp image on cardstock. I use Stampin’ Up’s Whisper White Cardstock which is made for rubber stamping. If you use cardstock that is NOT made for stamping, I promise…you will end up with something ugly, splotchy and weird.
Use a circle punch to punch our your image. Be sure to punch upside down so you can line up and center your image in that circle.
For this Clean and Simple Card, I used a 3 x 5-1/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a piece of 4 x 5-1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock. A piece of Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon gets tied around the card.
You won’t know how hard it is to tie a flat bow until you try, but my video makes it easy! It’s one of the top questions new stampers (and old!) ask me. View my video on how to tie a flat bow here.
Add a couple dimensionals to the back of your circle punch to add a bit of pop to your card!
Yep, you are done! Can you believe it? It really is this easy. And when you are done, you can’t help but feel happy!
Now, there are many ways you can dress up this card, but if you are just starting out, are short on time or want to make a bunch of cards at once, a card like this is the way to go!
Stampin’ Up Supplies:
- Patterned Occasions Stamp Set (WM: 129621, CM: 129624, free with a $50 purchase)
- Cardstock: 119686 Early Espresso, 100730 Whisper White
- Ink: 126947 Regal Rose, 119680 Early Espresso Marker, 100052 Real Red Marker
- Accessories: 120906 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, 124142 Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon, 126919 Floral District Designer Series Paper, 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
Be sure to check out my blog, tomorrow I’m going to show you how to take this card and turn it up a couple notches…adding more accessories and fun to this project.
If you would like to learn a bit more, you can check out a few cards that I have done recently on Simple Card Making:
- Masking Technique
- How I helped a friend make her first card!
- Simple Card – this is a Valentine but could really be used for any occasion!
I hope you enjoyed my card making tutorial today, thank you so much for having me, Jessica!
Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous card making skills with us, Catherine!
I am not gifted in the least in the card making area, so this was a real treat!
You can find me over at Nap Time Crafters today sharing this cute and easy American Doll Book Bag Tutorial as a part of Amy’s Dressing Up Dolly Series…come on by and leave a comment!