Wednesday 22 September 2010

Christmas Messages Tutorial

First, stamp the shadow image, a snowflake from the large Christmas set. I call shadow stamping as soon after I started stamping Hero Arts launched the shadow stamps, solid images to be stamped with lighter coloured ink pads usually dye based. A softer image is stamped behind the main image.

Then stamp the message using Deep Lagoon Versafine.

Some messages allow you to mix and match. So stamp a second line if you wish to do.

And voila, this is the result.

Then I used the same Memento ink to stamp the spotty splatter stamp. I stamped it several times starting at 1 o'clock.

Then, I kept stamping the same splatter image all round using the same ink pad.

Usually I end up with 4 or 5 stamped images of the splatter.

And this is how it looks once complete. The spots are position so you can repeat stamp yet it will still look slightly random.

I was asked recently which white card do I use for stamping. At the minute I use Personal Impressions Premier Quality Smooth White card, which comes either in a 100 pack or in 10 pack. Some of you may remember me raving about Craftwork Cards ultra Smooth Digital Cardstock a few months back. Well, I haven't change my mind about it, the fact is they are pretty identical, same ultra smooth finish, same weight... the only thing that changes is the price and that is some shops you will find one or the other.


Momiji said...

another great tutorial..its great that you are doing these Paula and thanks for the info on the cardstock too...

Anonymous said...

Yes Paula, thank you so much for doing all these very useful tutorials. Your blogs are definitely the best of the bunch.

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