Stamped Cluster Handmade Thank You Card

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This is a fun way to use those stamp sets that have similar images in different sizes! It’s much easier than it looks because instead of stamping each image one by one, we’re going to make the design on the acrylic block before we ever start. I’ve been trying to use up my tons of scrap papers, so I did a little wrinkling on a paper that already had some issues :). Join me below for all of the instructions.

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Easy Embossed Zebra Stripes

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I was experimenting with trying to come up with whimsical zebra stripes and happened upon this idea to make different widths of striped on my paper. I made this pattern with rubber bands and silver embossing powder.

I had seen someone make a pattern on their paper that was very different than this one, but their use of rubber bands gave me a new idea. I just wrapped rubber bands around an old ink bottle I had. It is smallish, maybe 1.5″ around, but I’m thinking that other sized bottles would also work well. If you have an ink brayer, it might be easier because you would have a handle to keep your fingers out of the ink. Thanks for stopping by!

Create Faux Mulberry Paper From Tissue Paper

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This is a simple and fun technique to cheaply add some texture to your scrapbook pages, tags, and cardmaking projects. I always save gift bags and also the tissue paper if it isn’t ripped up, and this is the cheap stuff from the Dollar Tree. I used Inkadinkado’s Gem Stone Insect Stamps for the butterfly, Red Dragon Embossing Powder,  a sentiment stamp, Thinking of You, and 3 black mini brads.

The card background is white, then I have a piece of red cardstock that is 4.25″ x 3.75″, and another white piece of cardstock that is 4″ x 3.5″. For details, you can watch the video below, or download a pdf ebook here: Create Faux Mulberry Paper With Tissue Paper.