Science Matters Microscope Card

This Science Matters Microscope Card with a repeated proton background and sponged colors was made to give a little encouragement to a friend. I wrote out the method to make one here!

The repeated background technique is a great way to use a smaller stamp in a set, to make your own paper, AND to use multiple stamps together.

Science matters microscope card proton background sponged colors stampin up its a science

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While this card can be created with any set of inks, I chose these colors because they pair well together, are a mix of “warm” and “cool” colors, and give the card more of a regal feel.

Is there a set of colors you would like to use for this card?

See below for how to create a Science Matters Microscope Card with the new It’s a Science stamp set from Stampin’ Up:


How to make a Science Matters Microscope Card:

Cut your cardstock:

  • Blueberry Bushel: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, folded at 4-1/4”
  • Basic White
    • 4” x 5-1/4”
    • 2-1/2” square scrap for microscope
  • Crushed Curry: 1/2” strip for sentiment

Sponge the proton background:

  • Using the black memento ink, repeatedly stamp the proton on the large white piece of cardstock.
  • Then, dap a sponge dauber or sponge onto the blue pad. Add some color to a few of the stamped protons.
  • Next, do the same with a different sponge dauber and a different ink pad until each of the protons have color sponged on them. Adhere this to the front of your card base.

TIP: When sponging color, know that you can always add more so start light.

Add a featured image:

  • Stamp the microscope using black ink onto your white scrap. Punch out the circle, and then use markers to color in the microscope with coordinating colors. Adhere this to your card front.
  • Lastly, stamp your sentiment on the strip of Crushed Curry cardstock and adhere it your card front. Trim any that hangs over the edge of the card.

Supplies for this Science Matters Microscope Card:

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