What’s the first thing you notice about a card?  It may be the greeting.  It may be how heavy it is.  (Have you ever noticed that handmade cards have weight compared to store bought ones?)

No matter whether you like the layout or the technique or the stamp set, it’s the color that is the first thing to pop off a page at you.  You can do a lot of things wrong but if they color is right, people will look at you as an artist.

You might not know any more than this dog does about how many ounces are in a quart, but I’ll bet that you can remember this formula!

Gallon – Quart – Ounce.

Yep.  That’s the secret formula to get your friends to drool over your cards.  We used it on this card.

For You

You might not be a Gorgeous Grunge fan, but there’s something about this card that makes it pop.  It’s a gallon of Island Indigo, a quart of Garden Green and an ounce of Crushed Curry.

If you’d like to learn more secret sauce recipes, you should think about joining the Master Stamper.  That’s where Ann explains why I told her to do things.  We got the group together because when Ann was first a demonstrator almost 15 years ago, she didn’t even know how to make layers on a card.  Now we have the Master Stamper for people all over the world who want to learn more about their stamping.

You can learn more about it here.  I really think that you’ll like it.

Here’s what we used when we made this simple card.


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