These cards use stamps from our Bling Surrounds set and Love & Hearts set.
1. Select any of the Blockheads Bling Surround stamp and randomly stamp the image multiple times to create a background. The brand of ink pad used for this step doesn’t matter.
Tips for stamping backgrounds using small stamps.
a. Stamp images in a diamond pattern as you would expect to see on patterned wallpaper.
b. Be sure to make the pattern go off the edges here and there so the background looks like it was cut from a larger piece of paper.
2. Stamp the Bling Surround three times, evenly spaced, on the flap of the envelope.
3. An ATC sized piece of cardstock (2.5” x 3.5”) will act as the background to your main image and text. Stamp your main image toward the top of the ATC sized cardstock and the verse stamp beneath it.
4. Add color to edges of main card front and accent piece using a Versamagic dew drop direct-to-paper in a light shade. Holding the round edge of the dew drop at the same angle as the cardstock, gently brush from about ¾” away from the edge of the cardstock toward the edge to apply a delicate wash effect to “frame” your artwork. Angling the ink pad will probably create a darker look than intended. It’s always a good idea to select a color that will not dominate over your main stamped images.
5. Take a darker shade of Versamagic dew drop, to apply direct-to-paper a stronger finishing edge to the edges of the inset cardstock piece, by tilting the cardstock at an angle to the edge of the dew drop edge and stroke along the edge of the cardstock, being careful not to go too far into the cardstock. This is just a finishing edge effect, not a color wash effect.
6. Adhere the ATC sized cardstock to one side of the card front.
7. Using a toothpick, apply one sparkle sticker to the center of each stamped “bling surround” stamp on the card front.
8. Add bling to the centers of the stamped images on your envelope: We recommend using a glitter glue on the envelope instead of stickers, as stickers can fall off the envelope flap in transport.