My stamping adventures

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Repeat stamping

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.

This technique of repeat stamping is easy and fun in years past I called this collage stamping... plus you can make a bunch of backgrounds to cut up and make cards later.  you can see some of my collage stamping here, more collage stamping, post including a video, latest collage stamping postcards. 

simplicity card:
1.  masked off section and blended some color.  remove mask or in this case a couple pieces of blue painter's tape to reveal the inked section.  I've done this in years past and called it Faux layers.  you can see here, and faux layers re-visited
2.  stamp images over the inked faux layer with a darker brown ink.
3.  add baker's twine and Nuvo drops for accents.  layer onto brown layer then white note card.

happy birthday card:
1.  created two different backgrounds then cut up to layer on card.
2.  one background stamped bamboo with dark brown ink first then over stamped with kraft ink.  cut a strip off background for this card.
3.  second background stamped bamboo on an angle with dark brown ink on white card then over stamped with leaf stem in kraft ink.  cut out a small rectangle and layer over bamboo strip.
4.  on the base brown note card I stamped the leaf stem with kraft ink for a tone on tone kinda of effect.

I was in a brown mood ... not sure what that means except that my brown inks happen to be handy when I decided to make these backgrounds.  hope you like them.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bubble wrap backgrounds

stamps used:  GinaKdesigns

Just had some fun with regular bubble wrap that comes in packages that were mailed.  It's always good to use something you have around the house.  
basic instructions:
1.  pat ink pad onto bubble wrap (do not pop the bubble wrap).  I like to just ink in a random fashion better than straight stripes.  
2.  press card to inked bubble wrap then pull card straight up from bubble wrap to see the results.

That is it for inking bubble wrap.  After making the backgrounds it's time to make cards and tags!
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Mask away!

stamps used:  Unity stamp co. 

This is a fun and simple technique but effective!  Saw this done on Unity facebook live with Angela where she brought back an oldie technique .... masking.
Basic instructions:
1.  stamp image with colored ink.
2.  cut out a mask and place over image.
3.  blend a lighter color over masked image with any tool you have available.  ex.: stipple brushes, sponges, blending tool or cosmetic brushes (picket fence or any brand). 
4.  remove mask to reveal the fun!
5.  add saying and any embellishments.
Not sure if you can see in my picture but I added white Nuvo drops and the color from the blended ink bled into the dots .... but I like it!  the dots became tinted by the ink color.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Name plates

stamps used:  JFF stamp co., Stampin'Up, Unity stamp co., various alphabet sets

My cousin asked if I would make her a name plate for her door at work because she was only allowed an index size plain card.  This is what I came up with for her.
1.  background is inked up bubble wrap.  stamped her name with alphabet set.  butterfly is from JFF stamps.  I colored the butterfly with pastels, sprayed with fixative and Krylon matte spray to seal it.  fussy cut and adhered to 3 x 5 card.
2.  on a white card slightly smaller than 3 x 5 I stamped her name in different colors with an alphabet set that looks like typewriter keys.  stamped SU butterflies on card.  third butterfly ... stamped and punched out and adhered to card.  added wink of Stella to all the butterflies.  layered onto a green 3 x 5 card.
3.  die cut a banner.  stamped butterfly with dark green ink, masked and stippled lighter green color around butterfly.  stamped her name with black ink.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Floral layers

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
The main image for this card is using Floral Tapestry and die borders from MFT.  I also got out my embossing powders and perfect pearls ... haven't used either of those products in a long time.  
Basic instructions:
1.  cut black cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4".  Stamp Floral Tapestry big background image with VersaMark ink.  After using VersaMark ink you can either sprinkle on embossing powder, in this case the gold and purple cards, or dust on perfect pearls with a dry fluffy brush.  
2.  For the embossed cards use a heat tool to embossed.  For the perfect pearl cards buff with a soft tissue or brush to remove excess.  
3.  die cut all the cards with MFT border dies then adhere to white or cream note cards.  stamp sayings with black ink.
4.  add ribbon if desired and you are done.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Joseph coat technique

stamps used:  Hot Potatoes, DeNami Design, Sunday International
(unfortunately these companies are no longer in business and I don't know if any have been taken over by other companies.)
Joseph's Coat technique is an old technique that is coming back.  Basically this is a resist technique with a fancy name.
Basic instructions:
1.  color sheet of cardstock by stippling, sponging or blending on different colors.
2.  Cut the colored cardstock into four pieces 4" x 5 1/4"
3.  stamp bold images with clear ink and clear embossing powder.  The colors will show thru the clear embossing.
4.  color the embossed piece with a dark ink.  I used a purple ink pad which I just dragged over the piece to cover it.
5.  buff the card to remove any ink from the embossed images and you are done with this technique, now you can create your cards.
What do you think?
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