Thanksgiving Day WishesNovember 21, 2012 2:18 pm Crafts
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
It’s hard to believe that the holidays are here already and that our Thanksgiving crafting projects will soon be stored for another year. Before doing that, I wanted to share a couple of fun stamping techniques with you that will inspire you to create this card, too. The “Repetition” Technique is also known as Stamping Off and helps to add a whole new dimension to your stamped projects. The second technique is the collage technique and is where you use more than one stamp to layer the designs onto one project.
Create the card base using a beige card stock. The beige pieces in this Super Value Pack have a gorgeous texture to them and make this card pop. This card measures 4 ¾” x 6 ½” wide which is an A7 sized card so to create the base you will need to cut a sheet of card stock that measures 9 ½” x 6 ½” and fold it in half. Also, trim the 2 sheets of patterned paper from the Tim Coffey Halloween & Fall Paper Pad by K & Company. The first sheet is the light beige flourish piece and measures 4 ¼” x 6” and the second piece is the darker beige flourish with leaves design and measures 4” x 5 ½”.
Punch a piece of maroon card stock that is the same width (4 ¾”) as the card and is 2” wide. The final punched piece will measure 1” wide so by cutting a piece that is a little wider than what you will need; will assure you that it will turn out correctly when punched. Using the Double Edged Linked Trim Punch by Martha Stewart, punch the trim. Lay all of these pieces aside for later use.
Now cut a piece of card stock that measures 3 ½” x 5” from the same card stock that you used to create the card base. Lay it on a piece of scrap paper as shown in the picture. For the repetition or stamping off technique start by using the “Happy Thanksgiving” stamp from the Expressions Mini set by Inkadinkado, place it on an acrylic stamp block. Ink the stamp on the Dark Cherry Ink Pad and first stamp onto the scrap paper.
Move the stamp onto the card stock and stamp there. Continue to stamp on the card stock as long as you can see the stamped image on there. Once you can no longer see any ink being transferred to the card stock, re-ink the stamp and stamp first on the scrap paper to remove some of the excess ink. Move the ink from the top to bottom as you do this.
Once you have stamped from the top to the bottom begin to fill in the open areas still using the stamping off technique to fill in on the sides. Be sure to move the stamp from left to right as shown in the pictures so that it will look like some of the print is running off the page.
Your card stock will look like this once you have completed the Stamping Off (Repetition) Technique
Remove the “Happy Thanksgiving” stamp making sure to clean the ink off of it. Place the Mini Turkey stamp by Inkadinkado onto the stamp block and ink with a black ink pad. Stamp it in the center of the card stock piece. This is the collage technique as you have stamped the sentiment several times and then over stamped it with the turkey. For this technique, several different stamps can be stamped together layering them by using light to dark ink colors. The lightest color first and the darkest is used last. The stamps can, also, be turned in various directions to add even more interest.
Assemble the card using a tape runner to adhere the papers and a little Tombow Mono Aqua Glue to glue the trim piece. The layering to this card is: the card base, the light colored flourish paper, the trim piece, the darker flourish with leaves patterned paper, the stamped card stock.
I hope you enjoy making this card and using these fun techniques for all of your projects. Remember creativity is only limited to your imagination.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!