For my sister

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I try to make cards for my family member’s birthday as much as possible, but this does not always happen because I’m often very busy! But this time I had the time to make a card for my sister! I tried to make something more simple because I often make rather difficult cards.


This card is a beginner level card, took about 30 minutes to make, and I followed a Hobby Alternative sketch of the month.

A card sketch is always an idea or inspiration! You do not have to follow everything precisely.

The sketch of the month!

On the sketch, the standing rectangular piece on the left says the edge is created with an edge punch. I do have a few edge punches, but I also have edge dies that I wanted to use. So instead of a punch, I used my edge die.

So this piece I made with three pieces of white paper, cut to size (each piece 0.5cm wider), and two of the three colored with Distress Oxide Victorian velvet (middle-width piece) and Worn lipstick (widest piece). Afterwards I cut the piece with the same edge die.

Tip! Can’t find the right color? Or not have a lot of colored card stock? Make your own colored paper with your stamping ink! You can use all kinds of ink. It is a lot more useful to have more ink colors than more paper colors.

Close up of the stacked edge pieces.

I stacked the cut out rectangle on top of each other and stuck this onto my pink square card. The next step is cutting out the white postage-stamp edge rectangle with a die, stamping the spoon and measuring cup with Memento Tuxedo black, and coloring in the images with Twinmarker alcohol markers. The text portion is stamped with Versafine Onyx black.

This special stamp coloring paper is really great!

The white paper is a special paper for coloring with alcohol markers, and gives a really great result that stays. You can buy this paper from Hobby Alternatief’s webshop: Joy!crafts Stempel inkleurpapier. I use use this paper all the time whenever I am coloring with alcohol markers because my experience with other papers is that the ink “bleeds” outside of the lines and it does not stay nice anymore. I think this paper can only make your coloring look better!

Tip! Use Memento is you are coloring with alcohol markers. Versafine works best with water (colors) and if you want sharp lines (so really good with stamping texts).

Before I stick on the stamped rectangle, I stuck a piece of washi tape over the stacked die cuts. Then I gave the stamped rectangle some dimension with craft foam behind it, and the card is finished!

Sorry that I did not make a lot of photos, but this card is very simple and I think anyone can make it!


Do you prefer to make simple or difficult cards?

Do your family members save the cards you made for them?

Thank you for reading and create happiness today!

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