Welcome to our latest challenge!
Well we hope that you’ll find these cards inspirational!! Hopefully they spark something in your creative mind to help you make something to add to our challenge?!
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You have until June 26th at 5pm EDST to get your entries in!!
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here with a special post today!
It’s DT member Cristina‘s 30th Birthday!!
Happy Birthday Cristina!!!
A few of the girls thought we would make a card for her :
For the couple of girls who couldn’t make a card today–they send their apologies and BIGGEST happy birthday wishes.
So please, be sure to comment and leave Cristina some birthday love–it IS her 30th after all!
We’ll be back at 5pm with our challenge post!
Hello crafty friends, it`s Tina here.
I love it when the card I send has a matching envelope, but I am not always in the mood to make and customize an envelope. So I will share with you, how I decorate the inside of the regular office envelopes bought in the supermarket.
You need envelopes, cardstock, plain printing paper and stamps that match your card.
Stephanie here, and today I have 3 cards for you! I used the Lattice Background three different ways to create three different cards. This stamp is one of my favorite backgrounds because it’s so versatile. You can do as little or as much as you want to it and it’s beautiful every way!
For my first card, I used the stamp in it’s simplest form. I stamped it with Soft Pool Shadow Ink to create a tone-on-tone background. Very simple and subtle.
For my 2nd card, I heat embossed the Lattice and colored it in with copic markers.
Speaking of using your stamps in different ways… have you heard about the new Online Card Class, Stretch Your Stamps??? This new class will show you examples of how to use your stamps in innovative ways and how to get the most out of your stamps! This class looks amazing — I know I’ll be there!
Hi Blog readers, Michelle here today.
Today I am going to share how to do Shadow Stamping. I received a lot of questions about how I did my card in last month’s challenge post so I created a picture tutorial to show you exactly how it’s done. It’s so super simple, you will all be shadow stamping in no time. It is completely addictive!
I am going to show you how to use a clear stamp first for this effect and then a wood mounted stamp.
You will need:
ColorBox White Frost ink
A colored ink of your choice. Hero Arts Mid-tone & Chalk inks work GREAT for this. I am using Hero’s Splash chalk ink.
Fiskars stamp press or clear acrylic block.
Cling Background Stamp
Wood Mounted Background stamp
(You can use other white inks but I feel you get the best images with this ink.)
You can see in the photo below that I can see just a small portion of my white stamped image.
I LOVE the depth you get with this technique. Here is the finished card. I did the same technique with the words but changed the color to Cup O’ Joe. I also used the colors in this weeks Challenge. I also have to add that the hearts were my daughter’s idea. She wanted one, I wanted 3….she liked the 3 when it was done. 😉
Now I am going to show you how to do this same technique with a background stamp. This time I am not going to move the colored image over too much and it will give it an embossed look.
For this card I am going to use a Hero Arts Cling background stamp. When I use background stamps I usually lay my card down onto the stamp rather than vice versa but for this technique it’s not possible, so I have a little trick!
I take a wood mounted Hero Arts background stamp and I place my cling stamp upside down on the back (image side) of the stamp. (they are back to back at this point) This creates a make-shift woodblock for your cling stamp to hold on to!
See how the cling stamp is holding onto the back of the woodblock stamp?
|Now I can use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get perfect placement!|
Step 2: Clean stamp and ink well with a dye ink and stamp onto Stamp-a-ma-jig plastic. Let this dry.
Steph 4: Using your stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, stamp your image. I used Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire for this card.
A few tips:
This works best with solid images.
You can make the shadow go left, right, top or bottom
Practice, practice, practice. Try mixing inks and colors.
Here are a few samples I made up for you:
I used all Hero Arts inks on these. From left to righ is Bubblegum, mid-tone; Splash Chalk Ink; Soft Lilac and Mid-tone Green hills are the Tulips. (The shadow inks look better in real life). The last and one of my favorites is Wet Cement, Mid-tone ink. I love the shadow this ink gives.
Mix and match your favorite inks. Soon you will find combinations you love!
If you try this technique I would love to see them. Please comment with a link so I can see!
Have a phenomenal day!