Cardmaking with Limited Supplies – Day 1

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Sometimes one of the best things you can do is limit your supplies when creating. Not only is it less messy, but it can stretch your creativity, culminating in a collection of fully coordinated cards! In this 3 part video series I will show you how I used the same supplies to create 3 very different cards.

Ink Road Stamps, Majestic AF stamp set, Australia

I used the same materials for all three cards in this series, but you could definitely sub in a different colour scheme if you’re not into pink 🙂


Stamp set: Majestic AF from The Ink Road
Distress Oxide ink pad: Picked Raspberry
Distress Oxide mini blending tool with foam pad
Grey cardstock
White cardstock
Pink cardstock
2”x 3¼“ stitched rectangle die
Sizzix Big Shot or similar die cutting machine
Acrylic block or stamping tool
White gel pen
Perfect Pearls ‘Perfect Pearl’powder in a small spray bottle with water (like a mini mister)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink pad
XPress It Blending Card
Copic markers: Purples BV000, BV00, BV01 … Soft pink RV21, RV23, RV25 … Bright pink RV10, RV11, RV130 colourless blender (sketch or ciao)
Scissors + Trimmer
Double sided tape, 3mm
Double sided foam tape
Bone folder

METHOD – Card 1

1. Lightly apply the Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink in a circular motion, from the centre and work it outward to create approximately an 8cm x 8cm gradient inked background toward the top of the white cardstock (see photo for placement).
2. Stamp the wing stamp in the centre with the wings pointed up, then again below it, mirror image style, with the wings pointed down with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.
3. Stamp the star image at the top, fill in around the wings using the flowers, circle and sparkle stamps, inked up with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.
4. Use a brush dipped in the pearlised water and spatter across the inked & stamped background.
5. Stamp the larger unicorn stamp onto Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
6. Colour the stamped unicorn with copic markers, then fussy cut with scissors.
7. Apply foam tape to the back of the unicorn and adhere to the centre of the inked & stamped area.  Fill in any empty spaces with a trio of dots using the white gel pen.
8. Stamp the sentiment below the inked area using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.
9. Adhere the background to the card base.

Let’s take a look at the video for today …

I do hope that you enjoy this video series, and have a go at some cards using limited supplies.  If you enjoyed this videos, why not subscribe to my channel so you are first to see new videos when the next series is live.  See you tomorrow for Day 2, and thanks so much for watching!

Ink Road Stamps, Majestic AF stamp set, Australia

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