Friday, October 16, 2020

Simple Stamping

Simple stamping is fun for everyone. 
Whether you’re brand new to papercrafting or you just want to stamp a greeting to add to a plate of cookies, we all need ideas for quick cards. 
To make simple cards with a touch of pizzazz, use the “stamp-off” technique as we did here with the Love of Leaves Stamp Set. 1) Ink the stamp. 2) Stamp the image. 3) Re-stamp the image one or more times without re-inking it. This technique gives your card sophistication and depth without a lot of effort—and you get several shades of ink from one ink pad. Just add a bow and a sentiment and you’re done! 
You can always add a touch of colour to a card using a simple Blender Pen trick. (We used the wheelbarrow image from the Autumn Goodness Stamp Set.) Stamp the image, then go over the stamped lines with the Blender Pen to colour in the wheelbarrow. So fun! Plus, you’ve added a touch of artistry that doesn’t require a lot of effort. 
We used the stunningly beautiful Autumn Greetings Stamp Set to create our final example—and to show you how stamped cardstock layers can add visual complexity without requiring a ton of work. Stamp one layer with a large stamp and adhere it to the card front. Then add a stamped tag—popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional. It looks sophisticated, yet it’s easy to do. Simple stamping at its finest!

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