If you want to get right to card making, see the products I used, and skip the sob story, click here for the tutorial.
I can’t remember what I initially searched on YouTube, but I eventually found myself down a rabbit hole of card making videos. Catherine Pooler’s videos specifically. (Check her out tonget hooked too) She opened my eyes to a craft I hadn’t considered and I was hooked. I wanted to stop purchasing cards and start making my own…the problem was the supplies.
In any given card making video, you might see the following:
white cardstock, colored cardstock, multiple colored inks, distress inks, ink blending tools, a paper cutter, a bone folder, Versamark, embossing powder, a heat gun, dies, a BigShot, embellishments like sequins and glitter glue, foam tape, other adhesives, Copic markers, watercolors and the list is endless.
I spent hours watching, and very little time doing. I wanted to create beautiful cards but I felt like I needed a loan just to afford all the products.
But one day, at my local Hobby Lobby, I saw their rubber stamps were 50% off. I bought two, a pad of ink, and a package of folded cardstock with envelopes. I created something like this:
I wanted to showcase this card to encourage anyone (especially if you’re worried about your inadequacies in the craft room) to try it.