Welcome back! Today’s video is such fun… sharing a way to add movement to a stamped image. It almost looks like it is floating! I also have info on a great coloring challenge that you must check out!
Adding movement to a card is a fun way to make your card stand out. And today’s technique is easy to do! However, it is very hard to explain in text, so be sure to watch the video for all the how-to details.
That cutie birthday monster is from the Your Next Stamp Silly Birthday Monsters Stamp Set. I can’t get enough of him! I first stamped him with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored him with Copic Sketch Markers. I then stamped again on top with VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink for a dark black outline. (VersaFine is a fine pigment ink that sits on top of the paper so it stays very black.)
The balloon and monster are connected by a silver thread and the monster moves around… thanks to the trick I share in the video with circle dies. So fun! And the gems? Those are Lucy’s Cards Clear Iridescent Jewels.
I also created a very similar card using the cat from the Your Next Stamp Party Pets Stamp Set. The bursts in the back are from the Your Next Stamp Starburst Stamp Set and I added Simon Says Stamp Eye Sprinkles to the kitty.
I also used a dog from the Your Next Stamp Party Pets Stamp Set for a third card. That dog is a hoot! For this one I left the string very loose so that he could move around a lot.
With one of my extra dog images, I used an Mini Action Wobble Springs for movement instead. This really just pops up and shakes, whereas the technique on the cards above allows lots of movement and spinning. Both are definitely fun options!
Oh… and that background? That was created with the Sizzix Prism Embossing Folder. Impressive, isn’t it? Great for adding a bit of fun to a plain background.
30 DAY COLORING CHALLENGE
September is a BIG month in the stamping world! My dearest friend Kathy Racoosin is hosting another 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Kathy is the best coloring expert out there and is so generous with her time and knowledge. She has created a wonderful community of coloring crafters!
Here is a bit about the challenge from Kathy:
“Kathy from The Daily Marker is the creator of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. This challenge is a great way to gain confidence with your coloring and join in a positive community of coloring enthusiasts. The challenge is also a great way to get full use of your stamps and coloring mediums.”
The next stop on the hop is the blog of my sweet Kristina Werner. (You can start at the beginning of the hop over at Kathy’s blog.)
If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post. Kathy is an amazing person and I love her dearly! And she oozes talent. 🙂
Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.