Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Card Basics

When I first began making cards, I did not have much to get started except designer paper. I needed a lot more than that but didn't really know how to get started. I did buy a magazine that had a number of different cards but they varied so much, it was difficult where to get started. For those of you who want to get started in the card making arena, it is really simple.

It's easy to limit supplies to this list:

*White Card Stock (card base)
*Stampin Up! Border Punch
*Stampin Up! Scallop Punch
*Stampin Up! Snail Adhesive
*Stampin Up! Stamp
*Stampin Up! Designer Paper
*Stampin Up! Card Stock
*Offray Ribbon
*Recollections Rhinestones
*Foam Dots

The white card stock will serve as your base. Having designer paper gives your card a scene that would highlight your stamped image. Stampin' Up! designer paper is reversible which gives you more paper to design around. The scalloped card stock would serve as a background for the stamped image, giving it a spotlight so to speak. Ribbon and rhinestones make the perfect embellishments to add flare to your card. The foam dots will give your image a 3D effect.

This is a simple way to get started in card making without making it an expensive hobby. Keep it simple and have fun!

Written and Submitted by TerryO

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