All Stamps: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps
Today I wanted to share a fun stamp layered card with you. You can create a card with lots of depth by playing with different color values. You will notice in the tag I have several lighter and darker shades of blue going on some in the foreground, a few in a "middle" layer and the blues in the very background. These different values or lightness and darkness of a color.
For this card I started out with a plain manila tag which I had dragged through some Broken China Distress Ink cleaning up my craft mat after dying some seam binding (I'll have more on that in a day or so). I tried to pick up as much color as I could straight off the mat which I then quickly dried with my heat tool. I then spritzed the mat with a bit of water to dilute all the ink that was left-over. I ran the cardstock through the dyed water which created another layer of color in a lighter value than the first generation of inking.
The next step was to stamp the rainbow rick-rack on the lower half of the tag. I used Hero Arts Shadow Inks for this portion of the card - Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Soft Yellow, Soft Pool, Soft Sky and Passion Flower in that order. These colors differ quite a bit from the Distress Inks so this elevates them to a new level of depth in the card.
For the top layer of the card I used Distress Markers - Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky and Peeled Paint. I colored the flower centers and the center third of the petals with Stormy Sky then added the Chipped Sapphire on the outer 2/3rds of the petals. I also added the Peeled Paint to the leaves. I stamped each "inking" at least 2 or 3 times before I colored them again. These second and third generation stamped images add their own brand of depth in this upper most layer of stamping. I re-inked the stamp again and finished stamping the flowers.
Finally I stamped the birds (3x with one inking) and sentiment. I also added a bit of pen work around the flowers to give them more definition and to help them pop from the background and a couple pen worked frames around the tag for a finishing touch.
By following one or more of these steps you too can create amazing depth without adding one lick of dimension to a card, tag, journal or scrapbook page, etc.
Now it's your turn to get inky!!