These 50s-inspired printables will have you singing Blue Suede Shoes before you know it
Download and print them
1 Press ‘Click here to download now’ then log in – or register if you don’t currently have an account with us.
2 Click ‘Download now’ and you’ll see the download processing at the bottom of your screen.
3 Open the folder, then right-click on the file and select ‘Print’.
Experiment with the artwork
For most of these cards, you can simply print your digi stamps, colour them in and trim. If you’d like to play about with the digital side of things, check out Laura’s ‘Happy birthday’ record greeting. She’s singled out the music note, then copied and pasted it multiple times to create a striking background. You can also resize the motifs to your liking!
A downside to digi stamps is that they can lack depth, but Laura’s embossed additions more than make up for it. She’s used an Embossalicious Lattice folder on the ‘Have a cool birthday’ card, as well as bubble and retro spot ones elsewhere. Of course another way to add depth is with your colouring itself – check out the dress folds on the top-left card to see what a different pressure or shade can achieve.
Reach for your inks
Other techniques that can accompany your rockabilly designs are stencilling and inking. Apply Worn Lipstick distress ink through a Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil to achieve the look on Laura’s ‘Have a sweet birthday’ greeting. You can also take inspiration from the ink-splattered designs. Simply apply distress ink to acetate, spritz with water, apply the ink directly onto cardstock and smoosh until you’re happy with the effect. Leave to dry or dry off with a heat tool. Voila!
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