Tag Archives: Stamping

Clean and Simple – Missing You Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Do you have a friend or loved one that lives far away?  What a perfect opportunity to send a handwritten note to say hello.  Sure, emails and texts are definitely quicker, but the old-fashioned elegance of sitting down to write cannot compare.

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Floral Card Using Delicata Ink

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Shimmery pigment ink is such a pretty addition to floral cards.  For today’s project I used Delicata’s Sapphire Blue ink to add pretty floral shadowed accents to a thank you card.

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Same Stamp, New Season

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

When you see a floral themed stamp set, do you usually think spring and summer?  I know I do!  I love getting out bright markers or paints and creating bold blooms that “pop” against white card stock, but there’s no reason to tuck those floral stamps away when the cool, Fall air hits.  My project today shows how to bring a floral stamp you might have a tendency to use for more bright and Summer-y cards into Fall.

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Clean and Simple Water Coloring With Nuvo Aqua Pens

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

 

Bright watercolors that let you stay in the lines without heat embossing?  Count me in!  For today’s project, I wanted to try Nuvo’s Aqua Flow pens.  They are basically highly pigmented liquid watercolors in an easy to use pen.  The colors offered are so bold and bright, I definitely had to include flowers.

 

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A Masculine Birthday Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

As a card maker, I am drawn to bright, cheerful colors.  Mostly white card bases with pops of pinks, mint and soft yellows.  There are times though, when I need to make a masculine-style card.  This is where the richer colors come in with some darker accents.  For today’s project, I’m using a background die from Avery Elle called Waves for a quick and easy masculine birthday card.  Balloons from Avery Elle’s Balloons stamp set are heat embossed with rich colors that complement the neutral background.

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Highlighting Stamped Images

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Sometimes a stamp is just so pretty it can stand alone simply being stamped with black ink.  I do this sometimes with my stamps and I love the look.  I do like to add pops of color here and there though for highlight.  This stamp from Inkadinkado called Fancy Fauna is perfect for this technique.

I chose the butterfly from the set, stamped it twice across a 4.25x 5.5” notecard with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  My stamp platform helped me get a crisp impression.

To add my color, I cut two circle masks from scrap paper using 2 sizes of circle dies and gathered 3 colors of Distress Oxide Ink.  I really like this color combo of Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry.

I then simply blended the ink colors over the butterflies using the masks.  I connected the larger circle and smaller one and then left another smaller circle by itself for better flow.

I didn’t want to cover the entire butterflies with the circles—just parts of them.

I chose a sentiment from a Hampton Art stamp set, but trimmed it so it would fit in the area I needed.  I do this a lot and you can easily put the stamp back to where it was and it will stamp like you didn’t even cut it.

Here’s a final look at my project.  I hope you’ll try this technique with some of your favorite stamps.  You could even try different shapes like squares or triangles.  Thanks for joining me today!

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