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Vintage Girly Cards

April 20, 2012 Comments Off on Vintage Girly Cards

I made these cards for one of the classes that I taught recently at Rock Paper Scissors. I taught three basic stamping techniques using beautiful Spring colors. The first card was very basic and showed the artsy gals how to use acrylic stamps and the versatility of them. I LOVE this layout as it is perfect for your scraps. Your scraps of paper don’t even need to match totally. You can use a simple solid background (like black card stock) which will pull the scraps of patterned paper together.

On this card, we learned how to do masking. We did a mask of that center image and then stamped over it with a large script background stamp from Stampin’ Up! I had one of those fortunate accidents-I was stamping on a surface that wasn’t quite even. The stamp didn’t stamp in the center and I LOVE how it turned out. It is definitely one of those things that I couldn’t do on purpose!


The last card is stamping off or as some people call it (Hi Michele) Second Generation. It is when you ink your stamp and stamp it once with full ink and then another time without inking it again. Your second image is lighter than the first and creates a really nice (yet simple) distressed look. I love doing this technique when I am stamping flowers like the third card. The flowers in that card are actually a dark green-they look black in the picture. 

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