Sunday, December 6, 2015

Focus on Stamping Techniques Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Focus on Stamping Techniques Blog Hop. This hop comes to you from the same consultants in the Stamp of the Month group! Our second blog hop for this month is focusing on stamping techniques. Grab a cup of whatever makes you feel good, sit back and enjoy the hop!

If you've arrived from Terrie Shortsleeve's blog you're on the right track. Just click the link at the end of this post to continue on the hop. Click here for a list of all the consultants participating.

For this standard size card (4.25" x 5.5") I stamped the trees with a masking technique. The trees are all the same image but with masking you can make them look like different sizes! I simply tore a piece of paper to give a snow-like effect. The largest tree was stamped in 1st generation ink. That means the image was inked and then stamped on the cardstock. The smaller trees are masked so just the top of the tree stamped. These trees are 2nd generation ink meaning the stamp was inked, then stamped on scrap paper then stamped on the cardstock. This gives a paler color tone and some depth.

Next I put the cardstock in the Confetti embossing folder  and ran it through the Cuttlebug. Hint... for the embossing I made sure there was an embossed dot at the top of the large tree so I had a good spot for the star.  I  put some Shimmer Trim on the inside of the card and trimmed off 1/4" of the card front so you can see the Shimmer Trim! The cute little star is from the Fundamental Assortment in Peacock. A few Bitty Sparkles makes a sparkly snowfall with the embossed dots.




All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)
--Stamp Sets: Always Grateful, Festive Trees (Hostess set)
--Ink: Peacock
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Peacock

I'd love to be your consultant.



Now it's time to hop over to Brenda Lapp's blog to see what she has created!

Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle


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