Simply Stamped with Maureen Merritt

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Hi there, it’s Maureen here sharing a card I’ve designed using Catherine’s most recent Spring Fling release.  I was able to squeeze in a lot of products in this one CAS card!

CPBog In all honesty, this card began way differently than it turned out!  It’s one of those that you have to keep changing because you smudge black ink, try to fix a layer and cut it ragged, you know fun design challenges like that ;)  All in all, I’m pretty pleased with the end result.

I started by inking the Modern Damask Background stamp set in It’s a Girl, Bellini, Tiara and Melon Ice inks, overlapping just a bit as I added each color.  I cut this stamped panel on an angle and set it aside.

CPblogCU2 I’m not much of a colorist, so I am always looking for new ideas and techniques to use with line art stamps.  To color the Beautiful You flowers on this card I first stamped the image in Midnight ink, then flipped the stamp over and stamped the backside of the stamp in It’s a Girl, Bellini and Tiara inks.

The leaves were done the same way.  This is a great way to add color to line images.  They don’t always line up perfectly, but the free form of these images allowed me to cut away and parts that were white.

The rest if the card came together quite quickly and easily (despite the Midnight ink mishap!)  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves, then stamped the sentiment from Simply Stated in Midnight ink.  I added the stamped background piece to a white panel and then a white card base.  The finishing touches include rhinestones and twine.

For all of your non-colorers like myself, what techniques do you like to use with line art stamps?  Leave me a comment and let me know!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Note from Catherine:  check back in early July!  We’ll be releasing DIES for the Beautiful You Stamp set!


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Gelato Backgrounds and Stamping

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summermasterclassseries_blogsized The thing that members say they love the most about StampNation is the community.  Card making is a fairly niche hobby and many of us don’t have friends that share our passion.   But if you’ve ever met fellow card makers in person, you know there’s an instant connection as soon as you learn that someone shares your passion.

As soon as you walk through the virtual doors of StampNation, it’s the same way.  Instant friends.  Pretty awesome, eh?

That’s not where the awesomeness stops, though.

We also strive to bring top notch inspiration and education to our members.  And we have a summer full of Masterclasses planned to do just that!

We kicked off our series yesterday with Design Memory Craft Faber-Castell.  Yesterday’s video was all about Gelatos and Jennifer Spoden shared TEN different ways to use them!  WOW!

Members are already getting busy and creating fabulous cards and sharing them over in the forums.  I got inspired as well to use some of the techniques that Jennifer shared.

Gelatos Backgrounds 2 In this video, we’ll create a vibrant, iridescent background with Gelatos, then stamp over it before finishing off the card.

Gelato Backgrounds and Stamping

Gelatos Backgrounds The texure on the background and the iridescence is pretty amazing and the technique is pretty simple!

  • Rub your Gelatos on the card stock (I used watercolor card stock).
  • Smudge and smear with your finger.
  • Mist background stamp with water.
  • Lay the stamp on the background piece, hold in place for a minute and remove.
  • If you want a less subtle background, rub your Gelatos on the stamp, mist and stamp.

 

You’ll get a different look every time, you’ll get messy perhaps, but I promise you’ll have fun!

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Here’s another card I had fun with yesterday on Facebook Live.  If you missed it, you can see the replay here.

If you are looking for card making kindred spirits, inspiration and education, then StampNation is your place…Click here to learn more and join us today!

We also added a video today on Design Memory Craft Mediums and will be adding challenges (hint:  PRIZES!!!) and project videos this week and next.

And the thing we are all super stoked about is the LIVE STREAM with Design Memory Craft Faber Castell next Thursday at 1 pm eastern.  Members, the registration link will be posted soon.  Can. Not. WAIT!

Click here if you haven’t joined us over at StampNation yet! :)

 


 

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