Samantha here, and I’m sharing with you, a duo of cards using (mainly) the Elements stamp set! These cards mainly focus on creating a background for your cards with stamping! Both cards are SUPER fun, but they’re completely different, which is one of the reasons I LOVE stamping!
Ok, so I started off by stamping and coloring my main images with Copics. I just am in LOVE with copics when coloring! They are so bright and you can really get a lot of detail if you try! For me, I am no coloring guru, so I mainly focus on adding shading and contrast with my markers!
Once the images are fussy cut and set aside, we can work on the backgrounds! I created my own backgrounds by just repeat stamping some of the images in black onto a white card base. Easy!
To add the sentiment to the date card, I did some masking with washi tape! I simply covered up the part of the stamp from Epic Notes that I didn’t want to use with a small piece of washi tape. Then I pressed my stamp in my ink pad. Then I removed the washi, and stamped onto the background! Not very difficult, and it really allows you to stretch your stamps, as I’ve done here!
Once the backgrounds were done, I popped up my colored images with foam tape, for some dimension, and then decided the cards were looking a little…meh. So I dug out my Distress Ink pads and added some blending to the outsides of the cards! This instantly transformed the cards and brought them to life!
I so hope you enjoyed seeing my process when creating cards! The stamped backgrounds add a lot of life and interest, I think! And I just LOVE those periodic table phrases on the stamp set!! I turned mine into balloons! Ha!