Hello! Today I have a video showing how to create monochromatic cards with layering stamps. I also have a free download that will allow people to share your card with others.
I use layering stamp sets often. I just love the look of layering images to create something impressive. For today’s cards, I used a few of my favorite layering sets to create monochromatic cards. They best part? You likely use supplies you already have.
I started by picking four gorgeous colors of Gina K cardstock. (This is a new-to-me cardstock and BOY do I love it. Colors are linked in the thumbnails below.) Next I grabbed three great Hero Arts layering sets – the Let Love Grow (flowers), Layering Butterflies and Graphic Flowers. I stamped the first layer in an ink color that matched the cardstock, and the next layer with white pigment ink.
I then added some highlights with a white colored pencil and/or a white gel pen. And oh my – does that make a big difference! So now I have backgrounds that are monochromatic but have detail and the look of dimension. This is a great way to use your layering stamp sets without needing a ton of ink colors. Just grab a good white pigment ink and a white colored pencil and/or pen.
To keep the cards simple, I white heat embossed the Hero Arts A Bit of Kindness Stamp on vellum, along with a few hearts form the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set. To adhere, I added a bit of stitching with my sewing machine. This is a great way to hold the vellum in place and also add to the handmade feel.
Along the same lines, Simon Says Stamp also sells quick-and-easy sticky note pads that can be used for the same purpose. These are very handy! I actually use these for notes in my craft room too. 🙂
SHARE HANDMADE KINDNESS CHALLENGE
OH MY. I really must encourage you all to go check out the fun projects many of you have linked over on the Share Handmade Kindness Week 1 post. So inspiring! I can’t wait to take a closer look this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing! My cards today are part of this Week 1 challenge to give something handmade to friends and family. These cards will be in the mail soon!
Time for a bit more kindness! Today’s giveaway is for a collection of FIFTY colorful envelopes so you can send even more cards to loved ones. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/10/15 telling me your favorite type of stamp set. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.