Svitlana is here. Hope you are having a great weekend.
Today I want to share a card featuring two dimensional background and two color sentiment.
After my focus post for Altenew January release I was asked a lot how I made a multi-color sentiment on one of the cards. So I decided to film a video showing how I did this. This post is a very special one for me as this is my first craft video ever (eek!).
To start off I stamped flowers from Persian Motifs stamps set. To create two dimensional effect I took an A2 card base and a panel of the same size. Stamped the same design onto both of them (only used different inks, Paper Bag for the card base and Dark Chocolate for the panel). Next I cut a quarter of an inch from each side of the panel.
Then I moved on to stamping the sentiment, using thanks stamp from Super Script 2 set. First stamped the sentiment using Dusk ink. Next – masked flowers, that are overlapped by the sentiment and stamped over with Dark Chocolate ink. As the masking paper have some thickness – some parts of the sentiment were stamped perfectly right next to the mask. It's better to keep this in mind cutting out a mask. It has to be a tiny bit smaller then a stamped image. But if some boo-boo happened – it's easy to correct. I used Fantastix tool (which is a pencil shaped thingy made of foam), but a small brush would work the same.
In the video you can see the process in action.
I should notice that I used my MISTI for stamping, but that's definitely doable using any other stamping tool (like a stamp positioner, stamp press or even regular acrylic block). Have to admit – I'm a very bad stamper. It's very hard for me just to stamp straight, not speaking of some advanced stamping. But I know most of you don't have these problems I do.
Another thing I want to point out – I used Eclipse masking paper for masking (which is discontinued by now I believe). There are another masking papers on the market, but for this technique you don't really need one. Just a sticky note or printer paper adhered with some temporary adhesive or a piece of washi tape will work as well.
Hope you like my card and enjoyed watching the video.
Have a great day!