Today I have a set of six note cards to share with you. It's always nice to have extra cards, you never know when you might want to send someone a little note. The stamp set that I used is Harmony Classic Circle Stamper III Stamp Ensemble 3-1/4'' from JustRite Stampers. I think this is one of my favorite JustRite stamp sets! I love the butterfly and the sentiments are very pretty.Before I tell you about the cards I would like to show you a couple of pictures of some of the stamps in the set. Here is a picture of the three stamps I used. As you can see in the picture I have trimmed away the extra rubber around the butterfly image. It is perfectly fine to do this! When you remove the extra rubber then you are less likely to end up with unwanted ink marks.In this next picture you can see where I trimmed off all of the extra rubber from the other two stamps. Removing the extra rubber also makes your stamps more versatile, like on the stamp that says, Just Because, you now have three stamps instead of one. If you would like to find out more about trimming and conditioning your JustRite stamps Sharon Johnson has a wonderful tutorial on SCS, click HERE to learn more about it.To make the base for each card I took a piece of the Light Outdoorsy Olive cardstock from WorldWin and using the Wizard from Spellbinders and a CB Folder, Leafy Branch I embossed three pieces of 5-1/4'' x 4'' cardstock. Then I took a brayer and inked it up really good with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Ranger and brayered over each piece. Here is a before and after picture with the ink. As you can see in the picture adding the ink really makes the embossing pop. After inking the paper I traced around all of the embossing with a glitter pen.Then I cut each piece in half and added a piece of DP from Cosmo Cricket. By doing this I was able to make enough mats for six cards. I stamped each border and center of the JustRite stamps twice with Chestnut Roan ink on different colors of WorldWin CS and then using the Wizard and the Nestabilities Classic Circle Lg S4-114 and Petite Scallop Circles Lg S4-115 die templates from Spellbinders I made the diecuts. I also inked some of the diecuts using Vintage Photo ink. Once I had all of the diecuts made then I mixed, matched and layered them. I added a little shimmer to each piece using a glitter pen and I also added ribbon, gold brads and some rhinestones.
Here's some close up pictures of the cards.
Stamps-JustRite Stampers-Harmony Classic Circle Stamper III Stamp Ensemble 3-1/4'', Wooden Stamper 3-1/4''
Paper-WorldWin Cardstock-Light, Dark & Deep Coffee Brown, Light, Medium, Dark & Deep Outdoorsy Olive---Cryogen White---Cosmo Cricket-Fleuriste Flora Bella
Ink-Ranger-Distress Ink Vintage Photo---ColorBox-Chestnut Roan
Other-Spellbinders-Classic Circles Lg S4-114, Petite Scallop Circles Lg S4-115, Wizard---Brayer---CB Folder---Joann's-Ribbon-Brown, Celery, Ivory Lace, Gold Brads, Rhinestones---Beacon-Gem Tac Adhesive---Sakura-Gelly Roll Clear Star Glitter Pen
Don't forget to check out the wonderful Gallery on the JustRite Stampers website and the JustRite Blog for all of your paper crafting inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you are having a Wonderful Weekend!