Hey you guys! I did it! I made a donut card to mail for the Make-It + Mail-It Challenge #2, woo! My knee was hurting so I kept it simple, but I really love how it came out — really keeps the emphasis on the yummy donut! Sometimes, simple is best, you know?

The thing with simple cards is that you want to add that “little” something to make them special. In this case, I stamped the dots with VersaMark Dazzle ink in forst. This is a watermark ink, so it sinks in the paper and just makes the paper a few shades darker. This ink has a subtle shimmer that’s super hard to photograph, but oh so cool in real life. Here, I’ll try to show ya:

And my other trick with simple cards? Stamp the inside! Just adds another little touch.

Yay!

This is going in the mail today. Can’t wait until my friend gets it. :)

Resources: The notecards are from Paper Source in cement (gah! love this color!). When you do the VersaMark stamping trick, you want to use uncoated cardstock — this cardstock is not the white core (white inside) but the same paper through and through. The donut paper is by Snow & Graham — got it at Paper Source too! The “donut know” message is from the Hero Arts Have a Donut set — the message is actually all together, but I just cut it apart with scissors so that I could stamp part on the outside and part on the inside. VersaMark Dazzle frost ink by Tsukineko (love this ink so much!). I used tea dye distress ink to stamp the message. And the dots? They’re one of my long time favorite Savvy Stamps! Love how they give that letterpress feel. I think that’s everything. (Lotsa stuff for a simple card, eh?)

What are your favorite tricks for simple stamping? I’d love to hear!

And, in case you made a card to send to someone — the Make-It + Mail-It Challenge #2 is open until the end of today, yay! (This challenge is near and dear to my heart. I received a bunch of cards when I was going through a hard time recently, and I can’t tell you how much they meant to me. So the challenge is just my little way to encourage everyone to send cards — or anything else! It really makes you feel good, and makes the recipient feel good too. What better way to spend 44 cents, eh?)

Guess what, I figured out that I can put the inLinkz script in more than one post! woo! So, feel free to enter from here!


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11 thoughts on “I *donut* know…”

  1. Your card looks yummy, Lisa. I only had time to stamp some Mother’s cards this week. By the way, thanks for the lovely Mother’s card. Handmade cards are the best. Well I’m off to watch Colin in his first T-Ball game. Will call when I get home. Love, MOM
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  2. Too sweeeeet, Lisa! Love the colors and the surprise inside. I never remember to watermark with Versamark…..it is a nice subtle touch (maybe it is because there is not much subtle about me?!). Thanks for sharing you sweetness!
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  3. I have really been enjoying your make it + mail challenge, although I have not entered on your blog yet. Can you do the next theme, dots or flowers or collage, something easy so a lot of people can enter… or maybe animals, that would be cool and cute and funny. Anyway, just a note to say I am looking forward to entering in the next challenge. I am trying to figure out who got me hooked on Happy Tape, was it you? I keep going to there website and drooling at all of the different and beautiful washi tapes, ahhh!, my wallet can’t take it! Thanks again!

    Katie

    1. All great ideas!!! I have something up my sleeve — will see how it works out — but will keep your thoughts in mind for sure :)

      Sorry about the happy tape — it’s sooooo addicting, isn’t it! :)

  4. I am looking forward to entering in the next challenge. I am trying to figure out who got me hooked on Happy Tape, was it you? I keep going to there website and drooling at all of the different and beautiful wash tapes, ahhh!, my wallet can’t take it! Thanks again!
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