Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stamp Layering

Happy Wednesday!

Here is a card that I made using a flower stamp that I just love! Stampendous "Narcissus Perfectly Clear Stamps". It is so multi-purpose! You can cut it up and use it in pieces or as a whole, which is what I have done.
...and it's a fun coloring stamp too!

I used several stamps on this card. One of the little tricks to creating stamped backgrounds like this is layering. I started by inking up a 4" x 5 1/4" white piece of paper with Distress Ink. The next step is to start stamping! The first layer on this card was made with a background stamp from Hero Arts, "Envelope Pattern". I then stamped the scratch lines using a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp, "Scribbles" and the flourishes, which are also a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp, "Flourish 2".

The flowers I stamped on to watercolor paper and then I colored using watercolor pencils. The shimmer you see on the petals is from a product that I discovered when I went to the Creating Keepsake Convention, Shimmerz Paints! I LOVE this product. I bought 6 different colors and I wish I would of gotten more! Once everything was dried, I cut out my flowers and adhered them to my background that I had stamped up. Next, I stamped my last layer, the thank you sentiment.
I then adhered this to a card base.
TIP: I like working on a separate piece of paper and then adhering it to a card base. When I work directly on the card, ink tends to get on places where I do not want it, like the back!

I hope you have a fabulous, crafty day!


  1. Your card turned out so pretty. love the layers. Did a great job
    TKS for sharing

  2. Very pretty! Thanks for the details on how you made it ;]