These are C6 cards and this Distress Ink colour combo is a winner!!
I also applied a technique that I have called Shadow Stamping. This is an easy technique that will allow you to add dimension and interest to simple compositions.
All you have to do is to stamp an image using a neutral ink colour and then adding the same coloured image over using a dimensional foam pad.
You can check more ideas of shadow stamping and die-cutting here!
Cute and Easy Cards
To make these cards, I first stamped the images on smooth cardstock using Memento Black Ink and I applied colours using Copics and Nuvo Alcohol Markers.
Then, I fussy cut the images using small scissors.
Fussy Cutting Tip + Shadow Stamping
I cut out around the edges of the images cropping small spiky details such as the dandelion steams or tiny hair as I’ll rescue those doing some shadow stamping.
- Once I had the images done, I applied ink to the background using a blending brush.
- I added Kitsch Flamingo Oxide Distress Ink at the top edge of the panel, blending towards the center.
- At the bottom of the panel, I applied Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink blending towards the center as well.
- I tried not to apply any ink at the center of the panel to ger a very light area in the middle.
- To add speckles or texture to the background I mixed the inks used with a little bit of water on the glass mat and I splattered the panel.
- When the panel was 10% dry, I stamped all the images and sentiments over the panel using Memento Black Ink.
- I added colour to the flowers using Copic Markers and I also used green markers to add some dots under the flowers to add a little decorative texture in that area.
- Using dimensional foam pads, I stuck the images over the stamped images on the panel.
- To finish, I added Nuvo Aztec Gold Glitter Accents on the center of all the flowers and Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the eyes and nose of the critters.
For the card below, I used “A Little Bumpy sunray stencil” by Clearly Besotted and I applied Kitsch Flamingo Oxide Distress Ink through it.
Sadly the stencil used is not longer available but I linked similar in the supplies list.
Then, I placed a piece of paper over the stencilled image and using a blending brush I applied Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink at the bottom of the panel.
I did the same that for the card above to complete this card and I also added sequins.
To stamp the envelope, I used a sentiments from Sassy Flaps stamp set, a cool set to stamp on packaging.
That’s all for today.
I hope you enjoy these cards
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