Saturday, December 26, 2009

Repeat this!

Repetition is one of the easiest ways to create interest on a otherwise plain card. Whether you're just starting out and have minimal supplies, don't have the right paper for your project or a seasoned crafter with "stampers block" you can create your own background or as the main focal image. I think it's also the best way to get the most out of your stamps and to justify why you just had to have them. The card example above was stamped multiple times with "Cheers to you" in versamark on creamy caramel cardstock and clear embossed. You could use whatever ink you choose but I like versamark for this one because it creates a watermark effect/darker tone and is perfect if you don't have a similar colour inkpad.
This one uses a single branch from "Cheep talk". Here I have masked off with a sticky note where I don't want the end stem of the stamp and lined up where I wanted it to branch off and stamped repeatedly and now it looks like bird is sitting in a tree.

Finally, this is where you can create depth. After first sponging (optional) the cardstock in creamy caramel on very vanilla cardstock, I stamped the gears from "sense of time" in close to cocoa, chocolate chip and encore gold. I then went back and sponged the edges in close to cocoa and chocolate chip. Oh so easy and very quick!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Yvonne - love these cards - such variety and each one gorgeous! Thanks for your lovely comment on my card - I have a tutorial on Chalking and will go back and find the link - send it across to you a bit later today! Love your work Yvonne and will be back! Have a great day! {{{hugs}}}


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