Apologies first – I forgot to come back on Saturday and post!! I’m not used to having a post on Saturday! 😉 My guest post went up Saturday at 3 Scrappy Boys, click through to see all the details on this adorable doodle book I made for my daughter.
We have another new Monday Challenge for you today! This week the challenge is to use STAMPING on your project. Your item can be anything – a layout, a card, altered item, or well – anything! We are also giving away a stamp set from Unity Stamp Company to our favorite project as well as featuring them next Monday right here on the blog.
A few weeks ago I tried a single layer card. I was wanting to try another technique for a single layer card. I’ve always loved cards with a sunset or multicolored background and a dark silhouette layered on top.
To do this technique you have to mask off the area you want to ink, or use a cut piece of paper to do the colored area. Since I was wanting the single layer, I used a new favorite tool in my arsenal – Post-it Tape. I picked mine up at Office Depot. Sometimes washi can be a bit TOO sticky, so I wanted something that I knew would peel up cleanly without damaging the paper underneath. I used the tape to mask off the center of my card front.
I knew I’d be using my distress inks to make this background because of the amazing blendability of these inks. I pulled out my color chart and selected three colors to use. I wanted a soft pinkish purple blend, so I chose Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet, and Dusty Concord.
I used my blending tool and the inks to color the area that was open on the card and removed the masking around the edges to reveal a crisp edged area of color. I love how well the Post-it tape works for this!
I then used Black Soot to stamp a floral silhouette stamp and my greeting. This card is elegant in its simplicity and I love how it turned out! I will definitely be doing this technique with masking again! Here’s another look at the completed card.
Sam is sharing a stamped card on her blog Scrapping With Pirkie – be sure to check it out!
Now it’s your turn to show off your stamping skills! If your project is picked to be featured next Monday on the blog, you’ll also receive the following Unity Stamp Company stamp set mailed to you from me! This set is brand new and from their most recent release!
To enter for a chance to win this prize, and a feature on the blog next Monday, link up your stamping project below. Remember you may enter up to 3 projects, but they must be made new for this challenge. I can’t wait to see what you create! See you on Wednesday!