Hi everyone, it’s Christine with lots of color!
I really enjoy creating backgrounds – So I’ll show you 2 step-by-step tutorials to get fun and colorful backgrounds for your cards with daubers. I have some distress stain daubers – but I guess the Hero Arts daubers work just as well. I’d be glad if someone tried them out with the following techniques and let me know 😉
1) The glossy-watercolor-technique
What you need:
– Glossy photo-paper
– some daubers (different colors)
– black ink
I decided to use a white card base and added a sentiment from “my words”. I embossed the circle and cut it out. “Art” is directly stamped onto the background.
I LOVE that effect!
2) Powerfully dab the daubers onto the paper. The embossing will resist the ink.
That’s it! Easy, eh?
It’s Christine and I’d like to show you some ideas on random stamping. The new HA catalogue has lots of stamps that are perfect for random stamping, but in fact you can use every type of stamp.
Here’s what I’ve got for you:
1) Cut it out!
I never tried this before, but I love it: Stamp some different images and cut the whole stamped area out. Adhere it with dimensional adhesive and fall in love 😉
Don’t forget there is still a week left in our current challenge. With your submission you will be entered to win this from the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp:
I’m sure you already had a look at our challenge “Clean up your act” – some of you have already played along. We love seeing your creations!
Well, I’m a fan of the CAS style. But like many of you, I usually use white card bases, especially for CAS cards. Today I want to show you ways to create clean but colorful cards – without a white card base.
Let’s have a look at the first card:
The card base is dark teal – a color that I LOVE! Some speech bubbles are an easy way to create some eye movement on the card and still keep it CAS. I added some interest by using clothpins, holding the bubbles. Of course the bubbles could have been white – but wouldn’t that be boring? Some neons pop! And by stamping the tweed pattern diagonal we got some more movement. Easy peasy!
Really – no matter what color you use – it’s about adding some details without overloading your card. I often help myself by using wood veneers as an subtile accent – you should try that out!
Hi, Christine here with some washi tape inspiration. I am a washi tape addict, I can’t stop using it!
So I thought it would be good to share some ideas with you.
First I got a card that uses tape to color in your stamps. We could call it washi-piecing. It is so easy because the washi is transparent!