Cardmaking

Lawn Fawn stamps and the best cardstock for stamping

I’ve definitely caught the stamping bug now!

If you caught my post from earlier in the month about using stamps on my cards, you’ll know I’m a lot more confident with stamping now.

While I’ve been falling in love with stamping, I’ve also stumbled across a fantastic cardstock for stamping onto. Before I was just finding random cardstock and stamping onto that.

This is a mixed media pad I picked up in an amazing art supply store in France for just €4. Sadly it’s a little more expensive on Amazon, but even at £5 it’s worth it.

The pages have a lovely texture and are good and thick. It makes stamping onto a doddle as it takes the ink and doesn’t bleed at all. There’s also very little bleeding when I use my Promarkers, which very rarely happens on cardstock. Because it’s thicker than the normal cardstock I’d use for stamping, it’s also easier to fussy cut the image out. Fussy cutting has always been my biggest nemesis.

Birthday card

I started off with some cute cake stamps and added to them with a present stamp from this set. I stamped them on the pad and used a combination of Docrafts Artiste pens and Promarkers to colour them in. 

After cutting out and fixing the stamped images using foam pads, I finished the card with the sentiment from the cake stamp set. With just the addition of bright yellow cardstock on the back, this a bright and simple card.

Anniversary card

Enthusiastic to stamp more, I broke out the Hedgehugs stamp set. I’ve had this stamp for ages and never used it. This time I just used Promarkers to colour in the adorable hedgehogs.I kept it simple like the last card, just using some red card for a pop of colour. To finish off I used a heart stamp from the Bee Mine set and a sentiment from the Scripty Sayings set.

So now I obviously need more Lawn Fawn stamps! It’s frustrating that most of the above stamps are hard to get hold of now, but that does mean there’s lot of new collections to take a look at! I can highly recommend Craftie Charlie to pick up Lawn Fawn stamps for good prices.

These are probably the best quality stamps I’ve ever used and while they do go green after a while (no idea why) this doesn’t affect their stamping ability at all.

What do you think of these cards? If you have any great stamp brand recommendations, please let me know in the comments below!

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