Hello friends! Welcome to Card #4 of the Card Making Tutorials For Beginners series.
For the fourth card in this series, we are switching gears and using the Tasteful Touches stamp set. As always, this video tutorial showcases a simple yet beautiful card that continues to build on the other videos in the series so far.
In this tutorial, I show you how to step up a card by adding layers inside and out. And I walk you through two different techniques. The first technique is fussy cutting. The second technique is adding color to an outline stamp using ink blending.
Before I walk you through how to make this card, here’s a quick peek at the Tasteful Touches stamp set.
Stampin’ Up! | Tasteful Touches Stamp Set
I’ll be honest with you, this set is not one of my usual go-to styles of stamp set. I find that this set has a bit of a shabby chic feel to it – which is generally not me. I tend towards bold, bright and clean cards.
But my challenge for myself this year is to stretch myself creatively. That means trying stamp sets, card designs and/or color combinations I don’t normally use.
When I bought the set, I thought to myself that at the very least, I would use the greetings as I love all things with a script font. Turns out, I ended up liking this stamp set way more than I expected.
In fact, later this week I’m going to share a video tutorial with you for a more intermediate-level card that uses this stamp set.
And…June’s exclusive tutorial is going to be a really cool advanced level card using this set as well. So if you have not signed up for my email list yet, please be sure to sign up so you don’t miss out.
For this card, I used three images from this stamp set. I used the flower and leaves images as well as the “Just Saying Hello” greeting.
Coming Up With My Card Design
Now as much as I was committed to using this set, I’ll be honest, I struggled with coming up with a card design. It doesn’t happen super often, but when it does, I have a little trick I use to get my past the creative block.
If you ever struggle with coming up with ideas for card designs, then this is the trick for you. I filmed a little “Quick Tip” video which you can watch HERE.
How To Make the ‘Just Saying Hello’ Card
I have put together a video tutorial so that you can follow along with me as I make this card. This video tutorial was filmed in real-time, and I talk you through every single step I take, and why.
The only thing I don’t go over in the video is how to create your card base. And that’s because I already have a blog post on the basic card folds here.
Card Making For Beginners | Card 4 – Just Saying Hello Video Tutorial
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Notes From The Video
As I’ve mentioned before, the videos in the Card Making for Beginners series all build one on the other. In this video, I’ll show you how you can step up a card by adding multiple layers both inside the card and out. Yes, we’ll be decorating the inside of our card too.
Adding extra layers is a great way to take an otherwise simple card and turn it into an artisan-level card.
This card also includes fussy cutting (which you’ve seen me share before in my other card making for beginners videos). But a technique I have not yet share is adding color to outline stamp images using ink blending.
Supply List For The “Just Saying Hello” Card
Below I have put together a supply list of all the products I used to create this card. Each product has a link to where you can buy it (see my link policy in the disclaimer section of the sidebar).
* Please note that for the Stampin’ Up! products the link will take you to the Canadian store. If you live outside of Canada simply click on the country link at the top right of the navigation bar, and you’ll be taken to the Stampin’ Up! store in your country. Note that Stampin’ Up! products are not available for purchase in every country. If your country is not shown, then simply substitute with similar products from another company.
Stamps: Tasteful Touches (available June 3);
I hope you enjoyed today’s video tutorial, and that you learned a lot of useful card making tips. If you have any questions or any requests for anything you would like to learn, please leave them in the comments below.