Confession. I am not someone you would describe as a savvy stamper. It’s true! I love crafting and I love stamping, but I have certainly not mastered all the inky techniques there are out there. But . . . I’m interested, and I’m guessing many of you are in the same boat as me. That’s why I was super inspired by the special issue, Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2!
So I decided to try a few of the techniques outlined in the issue. Check it out!
Technique 1: masking
Sure, masking seems to be pretty standard knowledge, at least with the card designers in the pages of our magazine! They’re amazing! But I’ve never actually done it before. I love the cute scenes and designs you can build with this technique so I finally decided to try my hand at it. Are any of you confused by this term? If so, you’ll find exactly what it means here:
Here’s a beautiful example of this technique from the issue: the Birthday Butterflies Card by Bethany Stellpflug.
Technique 2: velveteen stamping
This technique is showcased on a cover card by Sarah J. Moerman. (Susan shared this card on the blog earlier.) She stamped with white ink and then stamped a different design over it in color. This gives a subtle color difference and a little extra texture.
So cute, so I tried the technique myself!
Technique 2: fussy-cutting and shadowing a sentiment
One of the most inspiring cards I saw in this issue was Betsy Veldman’s cover card. She stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, partially fussy-cut it, and shadowed the sentiment with a marker. Now that’s cool.
Thanks for checking in!