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WHAT I LOVE, TWO-STEP STAMPING and MASKING…..ALL AT THE LIBRARY!

January 24, 2016

Meanwhile……..back at the Mi Wuk Library……….

Here we are again, at the cute little Library in the Woods, aka the Mi Wuk Library and Community Center.

Today’s card is a bit more challenging than yesterday’s Going Global card.  It’s simple looks are rather deceiving.  We used the Sale-a-Bration set, What I Love.  I love the script of the greetings.  This card I might use as a Valentine or perhaps just a sweet card to send a friend, daughter or mother just because.  Just because is one of the best reasons in the world to send a card!!!

What I Love Sale-a-Bration stamp set (141276) And inside:

What I Love Sale-a-Bration stamp set (141276)

This card could also be a lovely, simple thank you card by changing the greeting.

This is a photopolymer two-step stampin’ set.

components of flower image, What I Love Sale-a-Bration Stamp set

Components of flower image, What I Love Sale-a-Bration Stamp set

The thing you really need to make note of with the flowers in this stamp set is that each of the three stamps has a pointed tab sticking out from the petals.  When you ink up each stamp place it on the paper with that pointed tab pointed in the same direction.  That will keep the petals in alignment.

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Stamp the largest flower with the darkest color.

Stamp the middle flower with either a lighter color or that darker color “stamped off” * twice before stamping it over the first image.

Stamp the smallest flower with a medium tone color — or with that darker color “stamped off” only once.

For the second flower, which you will stamp on scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, cut out and then add to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional, use either totally different colors or the same colors as for flower #1.

Stamp a flower (largest image) on a piece of scratch paper or a ‘post-it-note’ and cut it out, creating a mask.  Lay the mask over the first flower, stamp 2 or three leaves, and remove the mask.  Woohoo!  You now have leaves behind your flower.  Stamp some more leaves in the area where the second flower will be attached (I actually stamped a flower outline where I intended to place the second flower).  When you attach the flower, the leaves will be behind it as well.

Stamp little flowers here and there around the flower, not always reinking after each stamping, creating lighter and darker flowers.

Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and laying the stamped card on its face, score two lines (the first and second on the Scoring Tool) on each side of the card front layer.  When you flip it over, these lines will be raised and will criss-cross at the corners.  Attach this layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add some Rhinestone Jewels to the centers of the small flowers.

*TIP:  Stamping off:  Ink up your stamp and then stamp it onto your work sheet/grid paper/scrap paper.  Then stamp onto your project.  You can stamp your image off more than one time depending upon the intensity of color you want to achieve.

Stamping off examples

Stamping off and two/three step stamping examples

TIP:  Masking: In order for the leaves of the flower to appear to be behind the flower you need to place a mask over the flower, stamp your leaf images and then remove the mask.

Place mask over your image

Place mask over your image

Stamp leaves OVER the mask

Stamp leaves OVER the mask

Remove mask and WOW, leaves are behind the flower

Remove mask and WOW, leaves are behind the flower

Questions?  Please ask either in the comment section below or in an email (Blythe@StampingWithBlythe.com).  I love to answer questions and help you out!

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