Hi there, I hope you are having a great week so far! We had a lovely sunny bank holiday weekend, which means I got less crafting done as I was out in the sun! Anyway, I had made this card before the weekend so I was allowed the weekend off right? Today’s card features a couple of stamps from the new ‘Gamer’ stamp set from Brutus Monroe. Now I am not really into my games that much, so I wanted to really think how can I adapt this stamp set to my style? Well, it was easy in the end. The stamp set has a great ‘heart’ shape in it – one I think you get when you ‘level-up’ and I used this stamp to create an ombre patterned background. In addition, I added the Gamer Girl sentiment to the tag, perfect to send to a gamer lover!
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Gamer Card Details
To create the background, a stamping platform does help speed this section up. Stamp the heart from the Gamer stamp set in a soft colour, at the top of your card panel. Repeatedly stamp this in a line, until you have filled from one side to another.
Next, turn the heart upside down, and position underneath the first row. Take a slightly darker colour and stamp repeatedly in a line once more. Keep alternating the heart position and ink colour until the panel is full.
If you don’t have many ink colours but want an ombre effect, you can use second generation stamping to help. For the first line in a ink colour, stamp onto a piece of scrap paper once before stamping onto your panel. This will give you a soft paler stamp in that ink colour. Make sure you don’t ink up your stamp up between the paper and panel. For the second row in that ink colour, just stamp normally. Keep doing this with your inks and it should gradually get darker.
Die cut a stitched tag from Alabaster cardstock and stamp in Raven Detail Ink the ‘Gamer girl’ sentiment from the stamp set. Using a Blending tool and an ink colour (I used Oz Surface Ink) blend colour from the top of the tag gradually fading out.
Add a layered die cut sentiment onto the tag, you can also ink blend onto this as well. Stamp a secondary sentiment in matching ink directly onto the tag. To finish the tag, add a small strip of ribbon.
Adhere your card panel to a cardbase, and add a strip of Raven cardstock to help ground the tag. Add the tag on top with 3d foam squares and embellish with Nuvo drops.
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SUPPLIES USED Gamer Card:
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White/black card base 5.5″ x 4.25, acrylic blocks, die cutting machine, scissors.
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*this post was produce as part of my design team work for Brutus Monroe. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Brutus Monroe to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love. The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert.