Heather here again to show you a fun technique for using your stamps to create something completely different and see them in a new light. I’m going to show you how to create this cloudy background without using a cloud stamp.
- Sweet Stamp Shop Speech Bubbles Stamp Set
- acrylic block
- stamp ink, one of them being the sky color
- makeup sponge or blending tool
- washi tape or tow tack tape
- cardstock (I’m using watercolor paper trimmed to 4″x6″)
- masking paper, sticky notes, or scratch paper
additional supplies used: Sweet Stamp Shop Feeling Today stamp set, glue dots, and adhesive tape runner
1) Stamp your speech bubbles on your scratch paper/masking paper/sticky notes
2) cut speech bubbles out with your scissors
3) line them up across your cardstock/watercolor paper
4) use washi tape/low tack tape to secure them on your cardstock
5) using your blending tool/makeup sponge and a circular motion start adding ink above your speech bubbles. I also used more pressure closer to the bubbles and less pressure/ink as I moved away from the bubbles to make it lighter.
6) remove your speech bubbles, switch them up, line them up again in a different order below your first set of “clouds”.
7) continue this process until you get to the bottom of your card. I found that putting a piece of washi tape at the top of the card helped to keep the card from moving around as you got to the bottom of the card.
I added a bit in the bottom corner to keep it from being a straight line across the bottom.
8) add a little bit of ink blending into the bottom of the card so it’s not stark white and looks more natural like the other clouds
TWO PROJECTS IN ONE
I then wanted to show how you can take a 4″x6″ card into both a card and a journal card for your pocket scrapbooking, by just trimming it in half to create two 3″x4″ cards.
Then I added the “HELLO” sentiment from the Speech Bubbles set and put it on a card base and added some sequins. The pocket scrapbook journal card I stamped the “TODAY” stamp from the Feeling Today stamp set on some leftover sticker paper and trimmed it out into a banner. I stuck it in the top corner and added a few of the same sequins that I used in the card. Easy way to use up your supplies and your 4″x6″ pocket cards for two projects.
SWEET STAMPS USED
Have you ever found any uses for a stamp to create something totally different than what the stamp is? I’d love to hear them!
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