Friday, August 17, 2012

Enjoy the Ride Card from CTMH

This post was written by guest blogger Carol Horton. Carol is a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. Please visit her website at and her blog here:

When I saw the bicycle on this stamp set, I knew I had to make a card using a technique I learned a few years ago.  You stamp the image 3 times without adding ink to the stamp.  To make the image show up, you huff your moist breath onto the stamp between stamping.  I stamped the bicycle the first time using the ink as it came from the ink pad. Then I huffed the stamp to moisten the ink and stamped the bicycle slightly behind the first image.  That is called 2nd Generation stamping.  It gives the same color with less intensity. Immediately after the 2nd stamping, I huffed again to moisten and quickly stamped the 3rd image (3rd Generation) slightly behind the 2nd.  This gives the illusion that the bicycle is moving forward.  I stamped the sentiment in the same Outdoor Denim ink.

For the banners on the card, I used the chevron border stamp and stamped using Slate Ink, Outdoor Denim Ink, Black Ink, Ruby Ink and another Slate Ink.  Then I cut out the stamped rectangles. To make the pennant shape, I cut up the center of the end about a half inch in. Then I cut from corner to the center cut from each side. I cut all subsequent banners using the first one as a template.

I inked all the edges of the tag and banners with Slate Ink on a Fingertip Dauber. I added 3 Cranberry Brads into the corners. I lined them up using the quarter inch holes in the Ruler. To get the corner, I punched the holes in the corner and one side, then placing the Paper Piercer into the corner hole, I turned the ruler and lined it up to make the 3rd punch.  I attached the layer using 3-D foam tape to raise it up off the card.

You can get the exclusive, new My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012.

Products Used
National Scrapbooking Month It's Your Day Stamp Set

Colonial White Cards and Envelopes  (50 Value Pack)  x1410
Slate Ink  Z2173
Outdoor Denim Ink Z2140
Black Ink Z2105
Ruby Ink Z2170
Cranberry Brads from Red Brad Assortment Z1361
Clear 14"  Ruler Z1471
Paper Piercing Kit Z1114
3-D Foam Tape Z1151
Fingertip Daubers Z726

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  1. Thank you Carol! I love how you give step-by-step instructions! Very helpful!

  2. I love the chevron banners, the colors you used and the second generation stamping! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. These banners are perfect for designs....what about to use this design for business Plastic cards?

  3. Like the card and the step by step instruction you give...I will use it if i have to try
    Gift Card envelopes.