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Life at the Lake Card Making Tutorial

There's nothing quite like the peacefulness of a day spent at the lake. Whether it's watching the sun set over the water or wishing upon stars as they twinkle above, these moments can truly be something special. But, there’s no need to wait for your next lakeside escape - simply grab a stamp set and create a bright and pastel card that captures the magic of life at the lake!

Featuring gorgeous illustrations of a lake sunset, sailboats, and more, this stamp set will bring a touch of nature's beauty to your cards. The possibilities for creating beautiful scenes are endless - get creative and craft something truly unique!

Greeting Card Materials:

Required Materials

Optional and Recommended Materials

"Life's Better At The Lake" Card Instructions

1. Stamp designs onto white card stock

Stamping with black ink onto precut Cricut outlines is a fun and creative way to make custom cards, art pieces, decorations and more! You can use card stock and cut out your own shape designs or use your Cricut to cut the shapes for a more polished look.

If you decide to go with bendable shapes like the classic anchor, be sure to test them out before stamping to make sure it lines up perfectly! Create unique and personalized art pieces with this fun crafting technique.


2. Cut paper to size and layer on card

Having the perfect paper for your card is essential! Choose a nice summery pattern that is fitting to the lake life theme. We are going with pastel stripe and layering it with a nice blue and beautiful water pattern.

"Have fun with paper patterns you choose! Go with something bright and colorful for this lake theme"

Once you've chosen your paper, get cutting! Measure and cut it to size so it fits nicely on your card. Now layer it up and secure with a glue tape runner - easy peasy! This will add some extra visual interest to your card and make it look amazing.


3. Color in your stamps

Now it's time to color! Start with the lightest color for your base layer. Use quick strokes to fill in the spaces on the stamp and gradually build up the layers of color. Add darker colors afterwards to add depth and dimension. Once you have the desired level of shading, go back in with the lighter color to blend everything together. With a little bit of patience and practice, you'll soon have beautiful stamped artwork!

Tip: For best results, use alcohol based markers!


4. Adhere stamps to card

Start by adhering the centerpiece to your card with 3D foam dots. Once that is secure, you can tuck in additional elements behind the focal point using either your glue tape runner or liquid glue to lay them flat against the background.


5. Add additional shading and highlights (optional)

At this point you could say the card is finished, but feel free to add some additional details. Use an alcohol based marker to add extra shading. This should be kept subtle - just enough to add depth without overpowering the design.

Next, use a white gel pen to draw on bubbles in various sizes around the page. Make sure they are not evenly spaced or sized - this will give your artwork added interest! You can even add some pearl embellishments!

So there you have it - a tutorial for making a beautiful lake life card! We hope this blog post has inspired you to create your own unique cards. Whether it's for a birthday, anniversary or just to show someone how much you care, handmade cards are always appreciated and will put a smile on the face of any recipient. So take some time out of your day to get creative and make something special. The results will be worth it!

More Fun-In-The-Sun Greeting Card Ideas

DIY watercolor beach card

Layered paper beach card tutorial

Layered paper sailboat card tutorial


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