Hello – Teresa here again with some quick-to-make greeting cards. These simple doodled stamps seemed the perfect companions to the floral Lokta papers from Joggles. The organic designs and natural textures of the paper asked for a simple and understated project, so I chose kraft card as a base, adding machine sewing and some embossed details. I toyed with the idea of adding a sentiment but decided to leave them without, making them perfect for any occasion or even just to say hello!
Other: Sewing machine and thread; White Embossing Powder; Gold Embossing Powder; VersaMarker; kraft cardstock;
Using Versamark ink, I stamped the flower images onto kraft cardstock, sprinkled with white embossing powder, and heat embossed the outlines with my heat tool. I then used the VersaMarker (Versamark ink in a handy pen form) to fill in areas of the flowers, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat embossed once again with my tool. If you can’t get hold of a Versapen, you could achieve a similar effect using glue and foils.
I trimmed my stamped panels and set them aside for a moment while I created my card bases. I chose some of the floral Lokta papers which had metallic details to co-ordinate with my embossed flowers and cut them to size, matting them onto kraft card. I used small pieces of double sided tape on the back of the card and paper to stop the layers from moving, then stitched using my sewing machine and black thread.
The ends of the thread were pulled through to the back and knotted to prevent them coming undone before mounting the panel onto a card blank.
These cards were so quick and easy to make, yet have a wealth of texture and detail. I hope I have inspired you to try something similar. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please feel free to leave a comment – I love to hear your thoughts.