Today, let's talk about Card Making Basics.
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Cutting & Scoring Card Bases
A standard size card measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". Cut an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of card stock in half and you have a card base. You can use either the Hamburger fold (5-1/2" x 8-1/2") or the Hot Dog Fold (4-1/4" x 11"). Score the Hamburger Folder at 4-1/4". Score the Hot Dog Fold at 5-1/2".
Every Card starts with paper. Stampin' Up! offers high-quality card stock and designer series paper-all color coordinated to work beautifully together. Don't forget the envelopes. See the supply list at the bottom of this post for a complete list of today's supplies.
Almost every card also needs Ink. Again Stampin' Up! makes coordination a breeze.
Note: For today's card I used VersaMark Ink because I was heat embossing.
The final Card Making Basic is Stamps. Stampin' Up! offers 3 types of stamps that are all made in the United States.
Classic Rubber Wood Mount stamps include farmed Maple Wood Blocks. Mount them once and they are ready to go.
Classic Rubber Clear Mount Stamps are a compact set of stamps that you mount on reusable clear Blocks.
Photopolymer Stamps are transparent stamps that make it easy to perfectly line up images and create unique effects. Mount them on reusable Clear Blocks.
For today's card I used the Free Sale-a-Bration stamp set-Hello which Limited-Time stamp set that will only be available through February 15. During Sale-a-Bration you can choose free product with every $50 you Spend. January 5-March 31
Heat Embossing is the magical Stamping Technique that even a beginner can do.
One thing is for sure, Heat Embossing never looses its magical appeal. I love watching the powder melt into a smooth, sleek stamped image. Here's an old Heat Embossing Video Tutorial . Looks like it's time to make a new Heat Embossing Video Tutorial (This is one of my earlier videos and a little embarrassing), but you will get the idea.
Card Sketches are also a great aid in card making. Today's Sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches.
Color Challenges are another great way to nudge your creativity. Today's Challenge is compliments of Color Throwdown.
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