As papercrafters, we all dream of having an entire day to ourselves to just stamp and create.
If you were given this opportunity, what’s something new you would try?
Here are a few ideas for your day of stamping
- Embossing with powders: Have you tried heat embossing with colored powders?
It’s a fun way to add dimension and shine to your projects. Plus, it’s easy to do and doesn’t require any fancy equipment. Just stamp your image with a clear embossing ink, sprinkle the powder over the top, tap off the excess, and heat set it with a heat tool.
- Masking and blending: This technique involves creating a mask to cover part of your stamped image, then blending ink over the top to create a gradient effect.
It’s a great way to create depth and dimension on your cards.
You can use masking tape or sticky notes to create your mask, then blend your ink using a sponge or blending tool.
- Watercoloring: Whether you’re using traditional watercolors, markers, or pencils, watercoloring is a beautiful way to add color to your stamped images.
Using this technique, you can create soft washes of color, or use a more detailed approach to create intricate designs.
Experiment with different types of paper and watercolor mediums to find what works best for you.
- Shaker cards: Shaker cards are a fun and interactive way to add some excitement to your cards.
You can use sequins, beads, or even small die cuts to create your shaker elements.
Just be sure to use a strong adhesive and create a seal around your shaker element to prevent any spills.
You can see an example here of a shakercard I made for Christmas.
No matter what technique you choose to try, don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun!
And if you need any inspiration or guidance along the way, there are plenty of ideas on my Youtube channel.
So, grab your stamps and inks, and let your creativity run wild!