I love sharing multiple ways to use a stamped image, especially ones that are designed for slimline cards. These larger images can make you feel stuck in the big card world, so I thought I would share two ways to use a charming beach stamp set. I am also going to share how to create a beautiful background with ink, a few ways to use floral pattern papers, and some tips for using TriBlend markers.
These two cards were created for The Rabbit Hole Designs channel. As a design team member, I wanted to show you how versatile this stamp set is. I plan on using it on a scrapbook page next month; I can’t wait to share that project with you.
For the slimline card, I wanted to create a beach background for the image to sit upon. I used Distress Oxide Inks and some masking techniques to create what looks like an ocean scene.
I shaded the images with TriBlend markers to give them a pop of color. For those who are new to using alcohol markers, these are some of the easier to use.
I love how all three shades are in one pen. I can add shadows and highlights without searching for colors.
On the larger hat image, I used pattern paper. stamped the image onto some Spring Florals, cut out the pieces, and put them together like a puzzle. I used my markers to add a little bit of shading to match the other elements of the design.
The smaller card also uses some of that pattern paper. Those bright blue florals remind me of the ocean and they pair so well with the image on this card.
For this design, I scaled down the stamped image. Instead of using the entire design, I cut out the portion that I wanted to use and placed it onto a texture paste background.
The Back Alley brick stencil is one of my new favorites with it’s rough edges and broken brick design. The white-on-white brick gives this card the little bit of texture that it needed.
On each of the cards, I chose a different set of sentiments. I loved all the choices on the Beachin stamp set, but the You make Life Fun fit the smaller card so well.
In my video, I share how both of these cards came together. You will learn some masking techniques, ways to use pattern floral paper, and how to create these beautifully shaded images.
These cards are simple to create with a single stamp set, some alcohol markers, and inks. The masking techniques for the beach scene are easy to replicate and can be recreated on any size card. I love how versatile this stamp set is and how I was able to create two card unique cards with a bright summer feel.
I hope that today’s cardmaking projects inspired you and that you plan on trying a few of these techniques. If you have any questions about the projects or the supplies used, feel free to post those in the comments below.
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