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Video: Fingerprint Cards

Hi there! Today’s video shows how to create fingerprint cards. These are fun cards that you can create for kids or with your kids! My son helped me with the cards I’m sharing here today. I love getting them involved while I’m crafting.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Colin (8 years old) and I started out by dabbing our finger on a pigment ink pad and then lightly pressing it on white cardstock. (Pigment ink pads work best for this because it cleans off your finger easily so you can move on to a different color faster. However, you can use any ink you want. We used a variety of ink colors from Avery Elle and Mama Elephant.) Next, we stamped some fun images from the In Print stamp set by Clearly Besotted on top of the thumbprint impression to create critters. This set is so clever. If you don’t have the set, you could draw your own.

We stamped a greeting under each image using the Clearly Besotted In Print set, along with the Birthday Farm Animals, Circle Friends, and Quite the Pear sets from Simon Says Stamp. (Mixing greetings and images from different stamp sets together is a great way to get more use out of them!) We trimmed each image down using a circle die. We die cut a slightly smaller out of white fun foam to put behind each larger circle. This gives it even dimension.

We adhered all of the circles on to a variety of Lawn Fawn notecards. These cards have great patterns and in a fun, smaller size. To finish off these cards, we added googly eyes and a few stamped bows.

Aren’t these cards fun!? I think they would make the perfect cards for your kids to pass out for Valentine’s Day, too.

One more thing: In the video I shared how I am trying out having my Glossy Accents and Matte Multi Medium in Fineline Glue Bottles. So far I am liking this system. However, I need to use it a bit more to say for sure. Also, I have a few more bottles and systems to try out. I promise to keep you posted. πŸ™‚

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90 thoughts on “Video: Fingerprint Cards”

  1. Love the cards….what a fun thing to do! If you’re going to be trying out a variety of “fine-tipped” glue bottles, I hope you’ll be including the Quilled Creations Precision Tip Empty Applicator Bottle that’s available at Simon Says. I’ve been wondering about this product for a while, especially thinking about gluing the back of fine die cut sentiments/shapes.

  2. Those cards are precious. When I was young I made those with my mother. We would make scenes with them and she hung them inmy room. You’ve inspired me to do it with my grandkids. Thanks for the heads up in the fine tip bottles. I was going to get one but with hand issues I’m glad to know its hard. Their Not even an opition.
    Thanks for all you do. Blessings

  3. These cards make me smile. They remind me of the Ed Emberley fingerprint drawing books. Those books would be a good place to get more ideas for critters like these. The googly eyes and bows are great additions! Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Jennifer these are adorable and I’m going to order a set. I just love how fun they are and like you said these critters are so cute and I love the funny eyes and little boy ties.
    thanks for a great video…and take care of yourself Jennifer and get well soon.
    pat

  5. I am really looking forward on your review about the bottles.
    Every time I use my glossy accents, I struggle with the tip.. there is always glue in it.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas. πŸ™‚

  6. So adorably cute cards Jennifer and love the idea of a Valentine project with my children. Thank you so much for sharing. πŸ™‚

  7. Cute cards!!! I have the Fineline Applicators in the 18 and 20 gauge. I love the small tips a lot! But I am experiencing some trouble with them clogging. Maybe you will have some tips. Would love to try the glossy Accents in one of them as the original bottles clog all the time. Maybe I will get brave and so for it! Pray that you feel better soon.

  8. What a great stamp set! Hope I will be able to find it over here in Europe. (If somebody knows where to buy SSS without huge costs, please let me know) I think I will try and make a card with this idea (and try to draw it in myself) with my little niece to create a b-day card for her dad. thanks Jennifer.

  9. Sequoia’s fingers are pretty tiny. We might have to use her big toe, but wouldn’t she have fun with that?!!!! LOL!

  10. Hello Jennifer and ladies,
    More info about the FINELINE APPLICATOR BOTTLES. The 18 gauge tip is larger than the 20 gauge tip. I use Multi Medium with the 18 gauge tip. Even with OA, it is not hard to squeeze out. I squeeze with my palm not jut my fingers. It does not flow out on it’s own so you can get absolute precision.

  11. I just ordered my the bottle applicators!! Thanks for the great find, hopefully I can save my glossy accents bottle that I had to cut off the tips from. I was losing all hope for them..lol

  12. I just fell in love with these so I ordered this stamp set and luckily it arrived 2 days later as I could not wait to get started making these! We made a bunch of them on Saturday and they turned out so cute once we got the hang of it. The only thing I ran into was that my 4 year old’s thumb was so small that some of the stamps were too big over it. I might try her big toe next time. πŸ™‚ My 5 year old’s worked great! We had so much fun making these!!!!

  13. I have ordered several of your favorite things, and I wanted to share one of mine. It is available at PostalProducts.com and is number N1016058. It is the metal tape dispenser used by the post office. It holds tape with 3″ core, and holds 2″ of tape sizes. On mine I have some foam strip tape and 3 sizes of Sookwang tape and 1/4″ Painters Tape. I have put two magnets on the side of mine and store my small scissors on the magnets (they are never lost).

  14. These are so cute! I am going to make some with my Granddaughter but will have to draw the critters on as she is not one yet so her finger is very small and the stamps would be to big for her thumbprint. Thank you for all the fun ideas!

  15. I love all the cards that I have seen you make in the videos and could you please keep making your videos. I love learning new techniques and how you use the colors and all those beautiful papers too. Keep up the good work and thank you for inspiring me. Sincerely Isabel Aguilar.

  16. Is there a way of making these cards w/o buying the stamp set? They are very cute but all these SSS sets are 15.00 a pop and I just don’t have that kid of money right now.

  17. what a wonderful stamps. where can I buy this one?
    I have been searching on the internet but it is sold out. Maybe someone want to sell it to me? It is ok if it is used one.

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