Card Set for Him

One Stamp Set Four Ways – A Gift Card Set for Him!

Learn how to create FOUR cards using ONE stamp set!

For my final level one challenge of the Altenew Educator Certification Program, I created two gift card sets — one for her and one for him! I posted my gift card set for her earlier in the week here. The sets I created highlight three components from the level one classes I have taken. I chose to highlight the following components:

Check out my video tutorial below and learn how to make this gorgeous gift card set for him!


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Card One

I created a repeating line of giraffes on the front of my first card using one of the stamps from the Geometric Menagerie Stamp Set. I stamped the giraffe using embossing ink and heat embossed the images using clear embossing powder. Next, I used post-it tape to mask off above and below the giraffes. I then used the emboss resist technique by ink blending over the top of the giraffes with yellow, orange, and red inks on the diagonal. After removing the post-it tape, I stamped a sentiment from the same set in black pigment ink.

I used a modified version of the eclipse technique to create some dimension on an otherwise simple card. First, I die cut the panel using a double stitched rectangle die and glued the outer border to my card base. Next, I glued two additional layers behind the center portion. I then glued the center portion on the inside of the border piece. This made it so the center portion popped out from the card. A fun way to add a little wow your cards!

Card Two

First, I die cut my card panel using one of the dies from the Triangle Madness Die Set. I then added some double-sided adhesive to the back of the panel. I separately die cut the same die using silver metallic cardstock. I then inlaid the silver triangles into the white panel. Love the shine this creates!

I decided to use the lion stamp from the Geometric Menagerie Stamp Set for this fun card. I first stamped the stamp in alcohol marker friendly ink. I then colored random portions of the stamped image using alcohol markers. Next, I stamped out my sentiment using a stamp from the same set.

I put the card together using foam squares behind the lion and the sentiment. I added a few black gems because guys like bling too!

Card Three

For my third card, I stamped out a repeating pattern of the bear stamp from the Geometric Menagerie Stamp Set. I alternated my ink color using yellow, orange, and red ink. Then I glued a yellow piece of cardstock to my card base. Next, I cut down my stamped panel and adhered it to the card base.

I stamped my sentiment in black pigment ink using the Best Sentiments Stamp Set, trimmed it down, and adhered it to the front of the card using foam squares. To create a little more interest, I also added a few yellow sequins. Too cute!

Card Four

First, I ink blended yellow, orange, and red ink on the diagonal from the bottom right corner of a piece of watercolor cardstock. Once the ink was completely dry, I stamped the lion from the Geometric Menagerie Stamp Set, and the sentiment from the Wish Big Stamp Set, on the card using clear embossing ink. I then heat embossed everything using black embossing powder.

To create a faux watercolor look, I sprayed the panel a few times with water. I then used the same ink colors with a paintbrush and a little water to watercolor the inside of the lion. Love this effect!

I cut down the card panel once it was fully dry and adhered it to a piece of black cardstock. I then popped up the panel on my card base using craft foam. Lastly, I added a few shiny gold baubles to compliment the warm tones of the ink. So pretty!

Gift Packaging

If you are anything like me, you receive a fair number of crafty goodies delivered to your home. I like to try and reuse parts of the packaging when I am crafting. So, to create packaging for my gift card set, I found a piece of heavy duty paper that I could cut down and create a box from. Here is an image with the measurements I used:

I put each of my cards in a resealable cello bag with a blank envelope. I then decorated my packaging using black and white twine. I also heat embossed the bear image onto a tag using black embossing powder. Be sure to watch the end of the for her video tutorial to see how I put the packaging together!


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