Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Stamping tricks

I worked at a stamp show last weekend, demo-ing some stamps and techniques for Rubbernecker Stamps. One of the fun things was interacting with people who are pretty new to stamping, and also revisiting some techniques I haven't used for a while. Both of those played a part in this card.

This is a one-layer card designed to look like three layers. The first technique I used was reverse masking -- first stamping the tag on the card, then making a mask by stamping the tag again on scrap paper, cutting it out and placing it over the tag. That way I could stamp the swirly background to look like it was DP under the tag. And I used a ruler and marker to put the thin red edge around the edges of the card to look like the DP is layered on a red card.

One of the new stampers I met was fascinated by a card that used Glossy Accents -- she'd never heard of such products.  I ended up using some on this card to give the little heart some shine and dimension.

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:

Simon Says Monday -- love notes
CRAFT challenge -- Valentine's

Just for Fun -- Love
Sister Act #42   -- Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts #204 -- CAS
Word Art Wednesday #117 -- Anything Goes


  1. It does look like three layers and very prettily. Great background. I have enjoyed seeing your lovely art today and thank you for sharing it with us.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Love your design and how you made a one layer card look like a three layers card. A fabulous idea! Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  3. Sweet card! Love the tag on top! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Very pretty , love the background . Well done from Just For Fun DT x

  5. Very pretty , love the background . Well done from Just For Fun DT x


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