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

5 comments:

  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.
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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  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

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

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

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

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