Snail Mail Card Ideas – Stamping with Markers

This week I have some super cute card ideas to share with you featuring the Snail Mail suite from Stampin’ Up! Plus, I have a simple stamping technique to share that you are gonna love! The technique involves the use of Stampin’ Write Markers to color different parts of a stamp. It’s an easy way to add a variety of colors to a stamped image.

Snail Mail Suite

The cards in this week’s video feature a variety of products from the Snail Mail Suite in the Stampin’ Up! 2021 January – June Mini catalog. The bright colors and fun greetings are what caught my eye right away with this suite. However, I have to admit that I was not 100% sold on this suite until I actually starting creating with it! And now, I absolutely love it! The other thing you will notice about these card ideas is the fun stitching on different parts of the card. There is a new die set called Stitched with Whimsy that works so well with the snail images on these cards.

Now as I have mentioned before, the designing process can be the most challenging part. So I decided to start by using some of my favorite card making layouts. Yes, I have used some of these exact layouts before with other stamp sets and paper. The first card features a layout I used to make birthday cards. You can check out this and some other simple card making layouts HERE.

Stamping With Markers

Besides the adorable Snail Mail card ideas, this week’s video features a fun and simple stamping technique with markers. It’s one of the very first techniques I learned when I started stamping. The best markers to use for this technique are Stampin’ Write markers. They are water based so they work great for “inking” up your stamp images. Simply color different parts of a stamp using different colored markers.

All of the greetings on these cards were created simply by coloring different parts of the “happy mail” stamp image. Notice how the image is colored with Bermuda Bay and Real Red. I simply used the paint brush side of my Stampin’ Write marker to outline these different sections, then I stamped it on a piece of white cardstock. Be sure to watch this week’s video to see this technique in action.

Additional Card Ideas

The last two card ideas are not featured in this week’s video but I wanted to share them with you anyway. Just a few more quick and simple layouts that you can use in your card making. The first card features a variety of different patterned papers pieces layered together. Starting left to right, here are the measurements for each of the pieces: 3/4 x 5-1/4 inches, 2 x 5-1/4 inches and 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches. You can also add a small strip of torn red cardstock in between the first two pieces to dress it up a bit.

The second card idea features 6 pieces of designer paper, each measuring 3/4 x 4 inches, adhered across the card front. It’s a great way to use up scrap pieces of paper to create a fun and colorful background for your card.

Tutorial and Supplies

For a complete list of supplies and all of the step by step instructions for creating these cards, feel free to download the printable tutorial. Please note the tutorial features the first three cards as shown in this week’s video. Instructions for the other two card ideas are note above.

Be sure to watch the video to see the stamping technique in action! Have a fun and creative day! ~ Lynn


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