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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Maria Makes an Easy Peasy Card

Easy peasy. In fact, here are the instructions: Ink up Sketchy Alphabet and stamp. Seriously folks (more or less).

Gathered my supplies - the Sketchy Alphabet set, Versarmark, white embossing powder and a cardbase.

Removed the "H" and "I" and inked the other letters as they are on the acetate with Versamark. Flipped the acetate over onto my card and pressed down using a large acrylic block to get even pressure.

See that magic happening? Seriously, heat embossing never fails to amaze me.

I always stamp my sets once on the back of the cover sheet when I get them (so I can be sure I haven't lost any and also so I have a guide for where to put them back onto the acetate sheet so that they all fit!). So I placed the "H" and "I" back where they originally were to get the same spacing and picked them up with a small acrylic block. TIP: Rather than using black embossing powder, stamp with black Versafine and emboss with clear powder to avoid getting stray black particles on your white card.

Hmm...how to color the "HI"? Colored pencils, markers, more embossing? I decided on a psychedelic look with Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers used as watercolors on my acrylic block.

A sentiment from Bloom Sketches heat embossed onto black CS finished off my card. 

OK, if that wasn't easy peasy enough for you, how about this one?

Apply ink to stamp set; stamp; punch a hole in circle snippet and adhere. How about a set of these, each with a different colored circle? Say it with me... easy peasy.

Why not take a look at your alphabet stamps and if you make a project inspired by mine don't forget to hook it up at our Spotlight Project Showcase for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).


Products Maria used in today's project:



  1. Oh Maria, this is CAS fun, I have alphabet stamps from Hero Arts, I am not sure, if I will get this look, but curious to try out.

  2. I would have never thought about using these stamps this way. Very cute and clever card

  3. beautifully explained and lovely cards maria

  4. Maybe easy peasy but I love them both. Such a fun and clever idea.

  5. Wow, great cards! Love the colors for the "hi"....so much fun!

  6. Simple but fantastic cards! Love them, especially the first ine :)

  7. So einfach und doch so effektvoll !!!!
    Danke für die Idee
    LG hellerlittle


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