Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It blog is challenging you again to take out your stamps and to get creative! The January theme is simple: 'Take A Stamp' which means that anything goes, as long as there's some stamping somewhere on the project. And one lucky winner will get an amazing prize by our generous sponsor DaliART:
On my take I decided to practice on masking techniques and made a simple card using five different stamps, some red stamping ink, grey markers, and a hint of gesso. Here's my finished card:
The image by Ashley G / Studio Calico is just adorable! The original design did not have a flower decoration included, but I thought I wanted to add something extra to decorate the pretty girl. I think the flower worked out just fine!
I started with stamping the flower on a piece of white cardstock. For covering the flower during the next step I stamped it again on a post it note, cut it out, and placed this mask on the stamped image (1). Then I stamped the girl image on top; positioning of a clear photo polymer stamp is very easy!
Then I again stamped the girl image on a post it note, placed my new mask on the stamped girl, and inked the white background with pink Distress ink (Picked Raspberry). To add more pattern on the inked surface I misted the cardstock with water, but kept the mister bit further away from the paper (approx. 30-40 cm), allowing the water to create splashes and different sized drops. Water reacted with the ink, and the drops became even lighter and more visible when I dried the background with a heat gun (2).