Creating and colouring a full background can be quite time-consuming. But sometimes, we might need a last minute card. Today, I'm sharing with you some tips on time saving when making a card.
Alphabet stamp sets are awesome for many reasons but one of my favourite reason is, they make awesome background stamps. If take a look at the image below, I have placed as much of the alphabets as possible on the watercolour paper. By doing this, I can use a stamping press to pick up all the alphabets are stamped all of them at once. If you don't have a stamping press, you can use the acrylic from your die-cut machine.
I'm using VersaMark to stamp the alphabets and this method of stamping saved me a lot of time. If you stamped them one by one, you might have to heat embossed it very couple of alphabets because you can't see where you have stamped previously. Hope you get what I'm trying to say :)
After I've heat embossed all the alphabets, I just added smaller signs from the stamp set to fill in some of the spaces. You can skip this step if you want to.
Next is my favourite part. Choose any watercolour medium of your choice. Distress inks, markers, watercolour pencils/markers, etc. I used Daler Rowney Watercolour Set. If you scroll back up and look at the card, I wasn't colouring the individual alphabets. I just added the colours loosely :)
Add your sentiment in a dark bold colour and you're all done!
Materials Used :
Create A Smile - Kleine Worte Dies
Create A Smile - Crystal Letters (Lower Case)