Hi friends! Today I have a little Sizzix tutorial to share with you. I needed to make a bunch of thank you cards and used Tim Holtz new baby blueprint stamps.
The blueprint images are such fun to watercolour and make for quick cards. I got the idea of using them together with the Postage Dots Thinlits dies, and was real happy with the result. The dies cut a square or a rectangle and make dotted impressions in the paper. This tutorial would work with any of the blueprint stamp sets, and with quite a lot of other stamps too.
Start by stamping blueprint images on watercolour paper with Jet Black ink. It is important to use a waterproof ink since we are going to use water. I used all the eight stamps from the Baby Blueprint and Childhood Blueprint sets.
For the background, I used three colours Tim Holtz Core'dinations cardstock and embossed them in different folders. Here you see the Paper Airplane folder.
I die cut sentiments from black cardstock with the Handwritten Love set. This word spells 'lifetime' but I simply cut away the 'time' part.
The ink pools in the debossed dots and gets darker there, while if you look at the dots in the upper right hand corner, you can see that they are lighter where I inked on top with an ink blending tool, since the ink doesn't get into the holes.
I very rarely make more than one card of exactly the same design, but this way, they are all different, but still quick to make.
Thank you so much for visiting today! I will have another post for you tomorrow.