Hello friends! It’s Latisha Yoast here with you, sharing a few different cards created with the wintery January SCT Sampler!


Supplies | January SCT Sampler; Lawn Fawn: twine, ink, dies, cardstock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: dimensional adhesive & permanent tape runner; Other: watercolor brushes, watercolor ink, watercolor paper, satin ribbon 

The cooler months of winter are here, and having the January Sampler on your desk is the perfect way to energize creativity, especially after the holidays. This month’s Sampler includes a stamp set, patterned paper, stickers, monthly journaling tags, storage pockets, and an exclusive sparkly die cut sticker—beautiful products perfect for creating custom cards to brighten someone’s day!


Creating cards with this Sampler was simple and fun, and I’m going to share a few ideas on how I used these sample-sized products to create four very different card designs using different techniques.


Isn’t grey and pink such a classic color combination? Combining a little bit of die-cutting, foam adhesive for dimension and the exclusive shine sticker made such a simple, but an elegant card!


At first glance, this card might seem complicated, but it was created using a very simple technique. After the smooth, white cardstock was scored, I grabbed 2-3 ink pads from the same color family. I chose light, medium and dark blue ink pads to blend the ink onto the card using my favorite blending tool, starting with the lightest color, moving upward to the darkest color. Once the ink was dry on the card, I stamped the small snowflakes all over the sky using the darkest blue ink. The snowman was stamped in black ink and to add contrast the scarf was stamped in red ink, trimmed out with scissors and then popped up with dimensional adhesive. 


One of my favorite tricks when using stickers on a card is to add foam adhesive to the back of the stickers. This gives extra dimension and elevates the project beautifully. 


When watercoloring a stamped image, the key to success is using an ink that will not bleed and a stamping platform that allows you to stamp multiple times onto cardstock. Watercolor paper is notorious for needing multiple impressions in the same spot!



Thank you for joining me today! I hope I have provided you with a little bit of inspiration on how to put your January SCT Sampler sampler to use, using simple tips and techniques! If you feel like you’re missing out without this happy mail arriving on your doorstep each month, start a subscription today with the March Sampler and find your new favorite products each month, in sample size!

~ Latisha Yoast

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