Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Technique Hop ! Back to the Basics

Welcome to our monthly Technique Hop. This month is all about the basics. If you're new to stamping you'll delight in all the ideas you see. If you're a long time stamper it's great to be reminded about basic thing we don't always remember to use!

The blog before me on the hop belongs to Wendy Kessler. Click the links in each blog to continue along for more great ideas. 

My basic technique is to show how to add color using the Stamp Roll technique. It's easy to do and really adds a nice touch to your projects.  On my layout using the stamp roll technique is perfect for the fall leaves. I used the October Stamp of the Month: Autumn Air. Don't you love those two toned leaves? Another basic technique is to distress the edges with the blade of your scissors. You just scrape it along the edge and it adds a nice details to your cardstock. Another basic technique is to use embellishments to accent your projects. Here I've used Loose Gold Sequins. 

This photo shows the difference between the stamped images and the stamp rolled image. First I stamped the outline. The yellow and orange leaves are stamped as usual. The third leaf was stamp rolled. You stamp in the lighter color first then gently roll the edge of the stamp in the darker color. Then you stamp the image. The final image is the completed leaf. 


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Are you ready for more ideas? Tamara Sandwisch is up next and I know you'll love what she has to share! Thanks for hopping by!


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  1. What?! You can't use those two stamps together, they're not the same size! OMG...so thankful for people like you who can thinking outside the box!! :-D

    1. Thanks! For a minute there you had me worried!!! Lolol

  2. Stamp rolling is probably my favorite stamping technique! I love how you incorporated the small leaves and the outline leaves together!

  3. What a great way to showcase this technique. I like the look of the layered leaves. Thank you for joining the Technique Blog Hop this month. I can’t wait to see what you create next month. ☕💙 MissC

  4. Love the rock-n-roll technique and it works great with those leaves! Great layout to showcase the fall colors.

  5. Nice layout - those pictures are amazing!!

  6. This page...and those photos! WOW! Stunning!

  7. I would not have thought to put those stamps together, but it looks so great. Your layout is a fantastic place to showcase those amazing photos!


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