Let’s Make a Set of Handmade Cards

It’s no secret that I love to create my own backgrounds. I do this on the majority of cards that I make and it’s what I’m doing today. But today’s background is a little more time consuming and has some stamp layering. What I like to do when I’m going to be spending time lining up stamps already is make a card set at the same time! This makes the time I’m spending lining up stamps and creating these backgrounds much more productive! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for all the details!

Creating a handmade card set with the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set from Sunny Studios

The Video Tutorial

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Making the Card Set

When creating intricate backgrounds I love using my stamp positioner and making multiples to get the most out of my time!

This card set is three cards, but it can easily be scaled up or down. Once you line up the stamps, it’s just a matter of switching out the panels in your stamp positioner and restamping!

Stamping the Backgrounds

The Cheerful daisies stamp set is a stamp layering set. I used two layers for each element to make it a little more simple.

To stamp the backgrounds, I used the Cheerful Daisies stamp set from Sunny Studios. This is a stamp layering set and I thought since I was already taking the time to line up the stamps for one background and I was using my MISTI, why not cut a few panels and just change out my paper to make the most of my time. And really that’s all there is to stamping this panel, lining up the stamps and a tiny bit of masking.

This background also has a bit of masking. I used label paper for my masks since these needed to be moved around a lot.

To stamp each of the elements I used two layers, the solid layer and then the more detailed layer on top. For each solid layer I used a dye ink. This allows the ink to dry quickly and settle into the paper for a nice smooth look without too much of a change for smearing. For each detailed layer I used a pigment ink. The pigment ink sits on top of the paper so there is little chance for it to mix with the dye ink underneath. This gives the most crisp results with the stamp layering!

Here is the color break down of the flowers & leaves

Purple Flower
Layer 1 – Pixie Dust (Catherine Pooler)
Layer 2 – Purple Delight (Versafine Clair)
Blue Flower
Layer 1 – Aquatini (Catherine Pooler)
Layer 2 – Warm Breeze (Versaine Clair)
Orange Flower
Layer 1 – Tiki Torch (Catherine Pooler)
Layer 2 – Summertime (Versafine Clair)
Center of Flowers
Layer 1 – Cheerful (Versafine Clair)
Layer 2 – Acorn (Versafine Clair)
Leaves
Layer 1 – Green Skirt (Catherine Pooler)
Layer 2 – Green Oasis (Versafine Clair)

Finishing the Cards

To separate the sentiment from the background, but not cover any of the stamping I used Duralar film. I added some texture to the film with the help of an embossing folder.

With my backgrounds stamped all that was left to do was add the sentiments. I wanted the sentiments to have a bit of a grounding element behind them, but didn’t want to cover ANY of the stamping I had just done. What I decided to do was die cut smaller ovals with Dura-lar Film. This is a crystal clear film, so it’s great for shaker cards, but today, I ran it through my die cutting machine with an embossing folder to add a bit of texture.

The simple hello sentiment on a flag banner is the perfect way to finish this set of handmade cards.

This is such a fun way to add a little separation from the background for the sentiments, but still be able to see all the stamping! The sentiments themselves are simple “Hello” sentiments stamped onto flag banners. I popped up both layers with dimensional foam adhesive, just becareful of placement since you can see ALL adhesive through the clear film!


Tips For Creating Handmade Card Sets

  • Card sets are great to give as gifts. If you decide to give a card set as a gift, don’t forget to include envelopes and postage!
  • Also, if giving a card set as a gift keep dimension and embellishments in mind. You don’t want to have to give special instructions for mailing or have to add extra postage!
  • When possible use a stamp positioner to make stamping multiples easier.
  • I also find it easiest to work in a line style. I finish all the backgrounds, then all the ovals, then all the sentiments, then start assembling. It is so much easier and you get almost a rythym going!

I hope you all found the video helpful! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


Supply List

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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and Gray
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Waffle Flower Crafts - Craft Dies - Nesting Ovals
Waffle Flower Crafts – Craft Dies – Nesting Ovals
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Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Everyday Sentiment Banners
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Everyday Sentiment Banners
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MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Summertime
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Summertime
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2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
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Nuvo - Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
Fiskars – 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Nocturne
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Nocturne
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My Sweet Petunia - Creative Corners
My Sweet Petunia – Creative Corners
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Fiskars No.8 Premier Easy Action Bent Scissors
Fiskars No.8 Premier Easy Action Bent Scissors
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CHEERFUL DAISIES STAMPS
CHEERFUL DAISIES STAMPS
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Cheerful
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Cheerful
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Acorn
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Acorn
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Retractable Craft Pick
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Retractable Craft Pick
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Bar Magnets
Bar Magnets
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AmazonBasics Easy Cover Address Labels
AmazonBasics Easy Cover Address Labels
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Catherine Pooler Designs - Party Collection - Premium Dye Ink Pads - Pixie Dust
Catherine Pooler Designs – Party Collection – Premium Dye Ink Pads – Pixie Dust
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Catherine Pooler Designs - Party Collection - Premium Dye Ink Pads - Aquatini
Catherine Pooler Designs – Party Collection – Premium Dye Ink Pads – Aquatini
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Catherine Pooler Designs - Party Collection - Premium Dye Ink Pads - Tiki Torch
Catherine Pooler Designs – Party Collection – Premium Dye Ink Pads – Tiki Torch
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Catherine Pooler Designs - Party Collection - Premium Dye Ink Pads - Grass Skirt
Catherine Pooler Designs – Party Collection – Premium Dye Ink Pads – Grass Skirt
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Purple Delight
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Purple Delight
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Warm Breeze
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Warm Breeze
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Green Oasis
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Green Oasis
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Grafix Duralar Film - .005
Grafix Duralar Film – .005
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Embossing Folder - Tiny Dots
Embossing Folder – Tiny Dots
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