Hello everyone! It's Lindsay from the design team here with you today and I am super excited to share another video tutorial! Let me just say that this stamp set is going to be a favorite for a lot of people for Valentine's Day, but it isn't a love dovey traditional Valentine's set, it's a stamp set for all of those single people or those whose favorite holiday maybe isn't Valentine's Day and it's called #single!! I made a quick and fun card, with an ombre stenciled background and if you want to see all the details on how I made it, watch the video tutorial down below!
The background on this card is super simple to make. You just need a stencil, a few different shades of the same color of ink, and a blending brush or sponge! I like to start with the lightest color of ink and blend it through the entire stencil for a nice base layer and easier blending. Then, I move onto the medium shade and blend it starting at the top (or bottom) and I blended that color to the middle of the card base in this case. Finally I blend the darkest shade and bring it only about the quarter of the way down. If need be, you can use the lightest shade to blend any stubborn colors, but I used my oval blending brushes so I didn't need to!
I also made another smaller panel with a fun background to put the sentiment onto. To make this background, I stamped the heart image in the #Single stamp set several times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink to make a quick pattern. And then all that was left to do was color in the images with alcohol markers.
I wasn't quite sure how to put the sentiment onto this card, but what I finally decided to do was stamp the sentiment and heat emboss with black embossing powder onto vellum. And because I wanted the sentiment to stand out just a bit more I doubled up the vellum for more opacity. To finish off the sentiment I added the #single sentiment that I heat embossed in white onto black cardstock!
When I make cards I always try and bring a little of the design on the outside, to the inside as well. On my card here, the inside was SUPER simple to make. All I did was use one of the inks that I used for ink blending, to stamp a quick sentiment on the inside of the card!
I hope you all enjoyed today's video tutorial!! If you are interested in any of the stamps that I used on my card today, you will find it linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!
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