Posts Tagged ‘Stamping’

Friendship Card with Flora & Fauna

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Hello, crafty friends and welcome back!! Laurie here to share a card with you that uses products from Flora and Fauna.  If you like whimsical, hand drawn images, this stamp company may just be for you!  They also have their very own unique dies as well.

I used only one stamp set to make this card. I love mixing and matching sets but it just so happens that everything I could possibly need/want was on this set.

I started by stamping a bunch of the images from the Floral Aviary stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. NOTE: it took two tries with this panel. The first time I used a pigment ink to stamp. Pigment ink is slower drying which resulted in a lot of smudges.

This really reminded me of wallpaper…I love it!!  I coloured the little bird as well as a few flowers and leaves and fussy cut them. I kind of wish there were co-ordinating dies!  I cut the Bird Cage Die (also Flora&Fauna) out of black cardstock.  I really wanted to add a bit of dimension but it’s a fairy delicate die, which would have been a slight nightmare to layer.  Instead, I slathered it with Versamark Ink and applied Clear Embossing Powder. I repeated that step twice to give added dimension and shine.

I added all the coloured pieces around the birdcage using foam adhesive. And of course, this card just HAD to have a white on black sentiment strip!!  I added a bit of sparkle using a Clear Wink of Stella pen.

I think this turned out really sweet. But just think of all the colouring options you have with this ONE stamp set!! It’s full of beautiful florals!!

Thank you for stopping by today!! I hope you found a little inspiration here today!!

Until next time…


Tuesday with Tara {take 115}

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you enjoyed our blog hop on Friday, weren’t there some fabulous projects with that postage strip die?  Once I got started with it, I kept going and today I have a little Pumpkin Spice Latte card to share with you…

I’m having some technical difficulties getting my photos to load here on the blog, so if you enjoy the peek at my card, please visit my ‘regular’ (neglected) blog to see more details!


Inky hugs,



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Tuesday Tutorial – A Simple Masking Technique by Kate

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


Masking is a great way to add perspective to your stamped images and it’s super easy to do. In just a few steps you are able to layer stamped images so that you see all the lines of the images in the front and some of lines on the images at the back are partially hidden. By doing this your stamped designs will look much more realistic.

The example I am going to show you today is very basic but I wanted to show you just how easy this technique really is.

flower sketch

I used a cute little stamp that is an outline of a flower and Memento Dye inks for stamping and colouring the flowers. That’s one great thing about these inks that is different from other dye inks – once they are dry they won’t run and bleed if you get them wet. So, I stamped the flowers with the Tuxedo Black and then water coloured them later and the outline stayed crisp.


The first step is to stamp the images that you want to be in the foreground (at the very front) onto cardstock. In this case I stamped three of the flowers along the bottom edge.


Next you need to stamp two more flower images onto scrap paper (not cardstock) and cut them out. These are going to be your ‘masks’ and you need to cut out as many as you would need to cover all the images that you have just stamped on the cardstock.


When they are all cut out turn them over and give them a light coat of  Wacky Tack glue and let them dry. That will make them sticky just like a Post-It note and you can use them over and over. This is a great glue for any application where you want something to be repositionable.


Now you need to place them over the images that you already stamped on your cardstock to cover them completely. Make sure they are lined up correctly and none of the original images are showing through.


Ink up your stamp once again and stamp right over the masks so that part of the image is over them.


See how the images all overlap. That is what it would look like if you hadn’t done any masking and just stamped one on top of the other.


Here’s the magic part of all this. When you take off the masks, the other flowers look like they are sitting behind the first ones you stamped. So cool!


Imagine all the possibilities! Combine different flowers into beautiful bouquets. Put bigger elements behind smaller ones.  Make a realistic looking forest of trees. There’s just no end to what you can do with masking!

To finish off the card I watercoloured the flowers using the Memento inks. It’s a quick and easy way to colour any image. To use your ink pads for this just rub them on to a plastic pallette of some kind and then add water from a brush until you get the shade that you want and then water colour as usual.


To finish off I cut around the flowers at the top, added some yellow glitter to the flower centers and mounted it on my card base with foam dots. Then I used my Tombow Mono Aqua and put dots of clear glue all over the top of the card and added crystal glitter on top. A little yellow bow and you have a quick and easy card.


Hope you enjoyed this week’s tutorial and that you will give this technique a try.

Thanks for dropping by.