Thursday, February 25, 2010

Masking and watercoloring your stamped projects

At Practical Scrappers this week we are demonstrating how to use your stamping.  There are many techniques on the blog.  The two that I am showing are masking and watercoloring.
1st- I cut a scrap piece of cardstock to be larger than my photo.  Layed down the cardstock to be my mask and chose the I {heart} hearts stamps and stamped around the cardstock in various colors and various hearts.  When you are finished with the border, lift up the cardstock and you have a photo mat!  Next, I stamped various hearts on red cardstock in white ink and embossed them.  I then cut them out and raised them with dimensionals.  Finally, I stamped the title and journaling block with stazon ink.

I created this fun winter card which is very appropriate for a lot of us on the East Coast right now getting another blizzard.  I hope you all stay warm.
On this card, I stamped my snowman image and my greeting with stazon ink and then I used watercolor crayons and my blender pen to color the image in.  It gives a soft look to your stamp.

Just a reminder that $2 of the I {heart} hearts stamp's proceeds are being given to help Haiti until February 28th.  They are a versitile stamp set that can be used all year round.  I bought the new clear mount set.  They are sold in both clear mount and rubber.  If you are interested in them, go to my website here and order before the 28th to help out a great cause.  To learn more, there is a flyer on my sidebar with all the info!

I (Heart) Hearts
Preferred Price: $26.95

I (Heart) Hearts - Clear Mount Stamp
Preferred Price: $18.95


Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations! That layout is so pretty! Love, Jess

sarah said...

how pretty! LOVE those hearts!

Katherine said...

Love the masked scrapbook page!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh i am in loveeeeeeeeeeee with those hearts and that card is soooooooooooooo stinkin' adorable! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mel said...

Wow Jen, that masking is truly magnificent, what a great layout, am certainly going to give this idea a go, you made it look so easy, and the cut out hearts are divine, cute photo too. the card is awesome too..

Fern said...

What a beautiful layout!!! Love the masking!! And what a cute card!!!

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