Hi friends! Do you get confused when you try to mix several stamps together to create a scene? Today I’ll show you how to do it as we create this fanciful one layer card!
When you are mixing stamps, especially from different sets, it can get chaotic real quick. That’s why we are keeping it simple by using watercolor to tie everything together. This flat card is not boring though, because of the clever peekaboo cutaway we have put on the front so the inside can be just as fun as the outside. Watch the video to see how!
Video! *Note, this is a beginner video so advanced stampers might want to skip around or watch in fast mode:)
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Please note: This is a beginner stamping and watercoloring tutorial. Feel free to skip around if you are a more advanced stamper:)
- 5″x7″ 14-# watercolor card (or 7″x10″ watercolor paper folded in half)
- Stamps from Art Neko: Springtime in Paris, Geisha and Framed Flowers
- Waterproof black ink (Ranger Archival)
- Watercolor paints and brushes
- Shape cutters or scissors
When stamping use your largest images first then fill in with the smaller ones.
Use a big brush for a loose washy look and a small brush for detail.
Dig through your stash for old shape cutters that might make cool cutaways on your cards.
If you don’t have watercolors use reinkers or press a dye ink pad to a place to make a makeshift palette!
I hope you try this technique using the stamps and color media you have! Let me know how it goes in the comments below and share this project with any beginner stampers you know! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!