Monday, November 24, 2014

Tips on Creating Card Sets/ Multiple Cards

Hello! I'm a BIG fan of creating card sets. You already have all of the supplies out, so why not make a bunch of cards at once!? Today I have five cards to share using THIS adorable stamp set along with some helpful tips on creating multiple cards...
Background stamps, note cards, and inks all by Hero Arts
TIP #1- Keep it simple
These cards measures 3.5 x 4.75 in size. Working on a smaller canvas is a time saver. I also knew I wanted to keep the card clean and simple, keeping the emphasis on the animals. 


TIP #2- Use the same formula
All of these cards have the same formula....stamped background pieces, a few embellishments and a border sentiment/critter strip. Creating an assembly line of each part makes creating multiple cards easier. 

TIP #3- It's all in the details
Adding some glossy accents to the critter's eyes, adding sequins, adding some Wink of Stella for some shine really helps pull all the cards together and make each one unique and special. 

TIP #4- Same Medium
I used THESE watercolors to color in all the critters. Heat embossing the image really helps the watercolor stay inside the lines. Keeping the same coloring medium on all cards made it so easy because the supplies were already out. 

TIP #5- Something Fun and Unexpected
I chose to do partial die-cutting to help the critters stand out even more. I used some clear adhesive behind them to make it seem as if their popping off the card! 

I don't know about you but I'm lucky to use a stamp set twice before it goes away in a pile and I may never use it again. Creating card sets from one stamp set really helps me get some good use out of my stamps! 

I hope you give these tips a try the next time you make multiple cards. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Heather, this helps! Lovely set of cards.

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  2. Great go-to tips for card-making in volume Heather. A darling set you've created here.

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  3. Very cute card set! Thanks for the tips Heather!!

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  4. I love this set and all your tips are really helpful!

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