I was working on my video for tomorrow showing how I made the inchies card I shared
I started by making another card the same to give me an idea of the time it would take.
Although I changed the stamp set, the card was more or less the same,
including the size, I didn’t think it was very feasible for a video.
I decided if I made the card smaller, it would work!
first card I made was the lady from the You’ve Got Style Stamp Set –
such a brilliant set!
I followed the same basic design as the larger
cards but there was something lacking.
Smaller made the card look very bland!
to try a different image but also to introduce some Designer Series
Paper (DSP). Kapow!
image I changed to was flowers from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set.
Sand Ink stamped off once, I stamped a background for the flowers, using the large background stamp from the You’ve
Got This Stamp Set.
coloured the image using Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party Marker Pens.
The card still needed something, so I stamped a bee from the Touches of Texture Stamp
Set using Basic Black Archival Ink.
I used a piece of Whisper White
Cardstock, and after I’d fussy cut the bee, I added it to the image.
With the benefit of hindsight, I should have popped the bee up with a mini Dimensional.
completed the bee by painting his body using a Daffodil Delight Marker Pen, and then his wings and body with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter
went back to first card to see if I could improve on it without
dismantling any of it!
The only idea I came up with was to add the cat!
Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the cat from the same stamp set onto a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock.
surprisingly, I amended her eyes and made her look really cute! LOL!
coloured the first cat I stamped using my Smokey Slate Marker Pen, as
well as Powder Pink Marker Pen foe her collar, nose and inside her ears.
After I’d finished fussy cutting the cat, I decided the grey was too
I stamped another cat, and coloured the body using my Basic Grey
Watercolour Pencil very gently.
I went over it with a Blender Pen, and then
coloured the Powder Pink pieces.
When I’d finished fussy cutting the
cat, I adhered her to the image using Dimensional.
I’m now happy what elements I need to pull together to make a great card – hopefully!!
sentiment on the ribbons is from the Big On Birthdays Stamp Set, and I
used Stazon Ink.
The pink ribbon is Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon
and the blue ribbon is Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.
yesterday I found my box of inchies – bought but never used!
photograph, I’ve included a bottle of Tombow which will give an idea of
The four sizes are 1″ x 1″; 1.5″ x 1.5″; 2″ x 2″; 1″ x 2″ and the depth is 3/16″.
I think that’s about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
This is a little late for the comment but I want to thank you for all the new pictures of your travels. It looks like you live in an interesting area. I would love to visit that area some day. I do say the California is a great state and we have a lot here but something new would be a great treat.
Hi, Nanci. Yes, I understand what you mean! I love travelling and visiting new places but it's always nice to come home! ☺ happy crafting. JanB.
Love your cards
Many thanks, Amy. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Crazy Dazy says
What are inchies Jan?
Hi, Crazy Dazy. Inchies were very popular a few years ago. They were squares of chipboard/hardboard that were white on one side that could be stamped on. The idea was to put them together – maybe 2 squares x 3 squares, or say 3 x 4 – then they're adhered to the card base leavig equi-distance gaps between all of them. Although it was popular at the time, it didn't really take off. ☺ I'm pleased to enter your name in my special January 2018 prize draw. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Crazy Dazy says
Thanks Jan. Actually, my name is Angie. This handle was already there and I didn't know how to change it, so it stuck. It fits anyway, my friends and family think I am! LOL
LOL!! It's a great name, Angie!