I wanted to make a bunch of cards so I set up an assembly line. I cut cardstock panels to fit in my Misti Stamping Tool and stamped one bird on the left, rotated the panel upside down, reinserted the panel and then stamped a second bird on the clean half.
I stamped my outlines with Pigment Ink for a nice dark outline and let them dry overnight so there was no risk of smearing. You could also heat set to speed up the process.
I then positioned the layering stamps in two Mistis. I was careful to line up the stamps so I could then stamp quickly. I put the first layering stamp on the left in Misti 1, the second layering stamp went on the right in Misti 1 and the third layer went in Misti #2. This way I was able to stamp all the cards in assembly line fashion.
I repeated this technique with the two layering stamps for the bird’s head.
While I had my supplies out, I made a companion birthday card.
Colors used for stamping the birthday card: Peach Perfect, Orange Crush, Brown Paper Bag, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake.
I made a sparkly custom background by mixing Volcano Lake ink with Shimmer Spray. I applied three layers to wet watercolor paper. You can’t see the shimmer in the photos but it is beautiful in person.
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Hello, thank you for stopping by. Today\’s blog post is showcasing my class project for Altenew Academy\’s All About Layering 2 class. I am using Altenew\’s Bride to Be stamp and die bundle. The cute little starflowers were my favorite.
I had not used layering stamps prior to starting Altenew Academy so I continued stamping loads of images which resulted in a nice full card. Our instructor used an acrylic block as opposed to a stamp positioner so I followed her lead and free stamped all my images. This was great practice for me.
I love paint splatters on other people\’s cards but am not usually happy with the result on my cards, so I decided to practice that technique as well. Because of this, I went very light with the ink splatters. I think next time I will try a few more. Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment for a rich shiny accent.
I think the end result is a bright, fun and cheerful card.
I\’ve been cardmaking for a little over three years and thought it might be time to see what I could learn at The Altenew Academy Teacher Certification Program. I applied and was pleased to see that I was invited to join their 17th class. The first class is \”All About Layering 1\”. I have actually never used layering stamps so this was a great way for me to start. I purchased their \”Bride to Be\” stamp and die bundle and started creating. Since I have never done layer stamping before I thought the best way for me to learn was to just stamp lots of images.
The background, stems and tan flowers were all stamped using Altenew\’s Coffee Break ink cubes. For the sentiment, I hand inked a scrap of paper with navy ink and die cut it twice because I wanted the sentiment to coordinate with the blue flowers.
I normally stamp with a Misti, but the instructor used an acryllic block so I did also. I think it was good practice to stamp free hand.
I practiced on scratch paper to see which colors I liked and wound up with a simple tan and blue palette.
I am also playing along:
Just Add Ink \”Thinking of You\” (#505) During these uncertain times, I\’ve found myself making more hello/thinking of you/encouragement cards. This card is for a friend who is living alone, which is so hard during the quarantine.