February Stamping Sensation
Hi everyone! Suz here along with Anna, Ashley, Denise, and Sharmaine for this month’s edition of Stamping Sensation. Today we are sharing several different ways each of us have used the kit stamps in our designs and some different techniques we have used with them as well.
First up is Anna who worked her magic with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink and watercolors by stamping with the ink onto the watercolor paper and then using water to partially dilute the stamped images. These inks are stocked in the Daisy Boutique and can be found here: Tim Holtz Distress Inks
In this example, Anna used two different shades of pink. Such a soft, beautiful effect!
And here she used a vibrant orange (love!) and a soft, monochromatic black/grey.
Ashley played along and created some adorably cute gift tags just in time for Valentine’s Day. She used some embossing powder and a heat embossing tool to create the raised images. Love the added dimension this technique brings to a design! And that gold?! Sigh.
Embossing powders and related items are stocked in the Daisy Boutique and can be found here: Embossing powders and related items
Denise played with the Go Make Art Stamp Set from this month’s kit and created this fun mixed media effect on one of her gallery layouts (shown in close-up view here):
Sharmaine created a fun, playful page using the Go Make Art Stamp set and stamped splotches in various places on her layout here:
I created a Valentine’s Day card using the stamps from the main and several colors of Prima Chalk Ink from the Daisy Boutique (Rose Bud, Raspberry Pie, Vintage Pink, Ladybug, and Old Road). These inks are available for purchase in the Daisy Boutique here: Prima Chalk Inks
I stamped the Old Road ink onto the stitched journaling card and tried my best to have the stamped images carry over from the background stamped images right onto the journaling card. Then I stamped the sketchy heart onto white card stock, trimmed around it, and pop-dotted it for added dimension. I played off of the “never forget” in my sentiment by using the ribbon stamp as a visual (tying a ribbon around one’s finger to remember something) to repeat the theme of my card.
For this layout ,I used a masking technique to add a stamped ombre image of the “You Are So Loved” stamp into the bokeh hearts of the Crate Paper patterned paper.
To complete this technique, I repurposed the acetate packaging from the chipboard alphas in my kit and placed it over one of the bokeh hearts in the patterned paper. I traced around the perimeter of the heart with a fine point Sharpie.
Then I carefully cut the heart out, leaving the acetate mask.
Next I taped the mask down with washi tape, being carefully to align the mask with the bokeh heart beneath. Then I centered over the bokeh heart and stamped my main sentiment image (First Generation stamping) and then stamped off (Second and Third Generation stamping) to get the desired ombre effect.
Here are a few other ways in which I used this month’s stamps (Main and DITL):
It was so fun getting creative stamping it up with Cocoa Daisy stamps this month and I am looking forward to seeing your stamped designs show up in the Member Gallery soon!
Thank you Anna, Ashley, and Denise for sharing your creations here today. I appreciate your fun and inspiring contributions!!
Have a great Thursday everyone. 🙂
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