Making simple encouragement cards By Niamh

by Niamh Baly

Hi All,

I saw these cute doll figure stamps and I had to get my hands on them. How cute are they – and so perfect for any occasion. I particularly love that they have no facial features and are so easy to fussy cut. I decided to make some simple cards to play with these stamps (which would make awesome bookmarks as well if you laminated them!).

First I created my background papers by smooshing the book paper into some spray inks in yellow and pinks. Then I got out my gel plate and  created some patterns using paints and stencils on the paper to add interest. If you don’t have a gel plate – just use some stamps in a contrasting colour ink. Finally I added some little black marks with a small stamp over the background, and the number crunch stamps in white to give a contrast. I then stamped and cut out the doll figures out of one of the pieces of background paper, and used the other two as my card backgrounds. As the papers you create are so random, you can overlay the pieces and still have a good contrast between them all. The stamps help with this as they have lovely thick black lines to them when stamped.








I glued my background paper and the cut out doll figures to my white cards (6 x 3 in). I then inked up the #wisdom hashtags using black ink. A little tip here – use an acrylic block to press the #wisdom words into the stamp pad. This prevents you tearing the chipboard and staining your fingers.  Simple – these four cards took me 14 minutes from start to finish.

Here is a little art journal page I made using the same techniques in my use it up journal.

This is a link to the process video – taking you step by step through making these cards.


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Happy creating



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