Oh Happy Day! A Stamped Greeting Card Set

Do you guys like to use stamps? I used to love stamping when I was little, but as I got older it sort of got lumped into the grandma-crafts folder. Only recently (actually, when I created Becca's save the dates) did I rediscover the awesomeness of stamping. Good thing, too, because stamps are one of Paperfinger's main products! Now I love them and I want to stamp all the time.

 

Using some stamps I had on hand, I made a few greeting cards you can use for different occasions. There are two of each, and they come with cotton envelopes, lined in some fun paper you may have seen before...

 

 

Do you know what makes stamping even better? EMBOSSING! yay embossing! I embossed these cards because I love the look of white on kraft paper. If you try to stamp in white ink, it is always at least a little bit transparent. The solution is in the embossing.

 Embossing is the process of stamping clear, sticky ink onto your desired surface and sprinkling the image with special embossing powder. Then, with your handy heat gun, you direct hot air onto the powder--now sticking obediently to the ink--and watch in amazement as it melts, solidifies and gets all shiny before your very eyes! So fuunn!

 

 

So cool right? No, really, it is. Try it!

Buy 'em up here!

 

 

Blue & White Embossed Save the Dates

I'm creating two invitation suites this summer, each for very close friends. Both are very different to represent the two different styles and tastes of my friends and what they want for their weddings. I wanted to share Becca's Save the Dates with you today, and later on I'll show you Allison's as well.

Becca's wedding colors are based on the kilt Bobby will be wearing for their wedding. Two shades of blue and a thin stripe of red make up his tartan pattern, but to warm things up a bit I suggested she add in a shade of marigold. The red and marigold make a minimal appearance while the blue and white take front and center. I loved the bright white against the night blue, but the only way I was able to achieve that was by hand-stamping each number and embossing them one by one. It took some time, but the end result was totally worth it!