Monday, July 16, 2012

Inspired by Shari Carroll

At A Blog Named Hero, our challenge is to be inspired by the Hero Arts Artists.


I chose Shari Carroll, and specifically her Stamp Layering technique, which she taught us in March of 2011.  Here is my card using her method:

ABNH#8: Stamp Layering, Shari Carroll

supplies: white textured cardstock, CL428 Earth Flowers, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder, S5507 Envelope Pattern, broken china distress ink, CG172 Garden Bouquet, distress markers spritzed with water, CL156 Treasure the Moments, 657773 Antique Flowers & Butterflies stamp and die, VersaFine onyx black ink

I challenged myself to use her technique and mask the borders as well.  Here's how I did it:  I first masked my card around a rectangular piece of acrylic that I used as a shadow stamp.  Then I stamped and embossed the white "bush".  Next I inked my acrylic block with tumbled glass and broken china distress inks, spritzed it well with water, and "stamped" that in my open area over the embossed bush.   After that was dried, I overstamped the envelope pattern using broken china distress ink.  Then I inked my Garden Bouquet stamp using distress markers, spritzed that with water, and overstamped and let that dry.  Next I pulled off the masking, overstamped my sentiment, and stamped and die-cut the butterfly and popped it above the card.   So if you count the acrylic block stamping as a layer, there are 5 layers of stamping on this card.


23 comments:

  1. Oh, Lin, I LOVE this technique, and I adore your card! So many wonderful layers...and the masking of the edges makes a perfect white space border. I really love this, Lin!

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  2. What a stunning card! It looks like a watercolor artist set up her easel and went to work! Beautiful!!

    Thansk for sharing!! :)

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  3. Thanks for reminding me of this technique, Lin. I think I abandoned it because my results were muddy, but yours are splendid and fresh. You have more talent in one little finger.....thanks for sharing. And, thanks to Shari, too.

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  4. I love Shari's technique and you have done it to perfection here. Gorgeous!

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  5. This is like a mini work of art! Love this technique and you've executed it masterfully!

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  6. That's a favorite technique of mine too, Lin. Love how you've used it here - so beautiful! :)

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  7. That is absolutely beautiful! It is a one of a kind work of art. Stunning!

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  8. This is gorgeous! Awesome technique, beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at ABNH! :)

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  9. Lin, I love your beautiful card. I never tried this techique...maybe it is time for it now. Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

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  10. Lin, this is gorgeous! I could tell right away that you were inspired by Shari Carroll... just fabulous! :)

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  11. WOW I love this the colours are beautiful. I love the stamp. Caroline xxx

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  12. wow! this is absolutely gorgeous, Lin! so much work went into it, too. love love it!

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  13. wonderful.... 5 layers of stamping and only one raised element. Gorgeous

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  14. your creation is soooo beautiful.love your example of that technique!!!greetings from germany,
    franziska

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  15. This is a beautiful card Lin, so love this style when you use it!!

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  16. This is beautiful! I love this method of layering stamping and you did a super job of it! Thanks so much!!!

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  17. Lin--so FABULOUS!! Such patience to let it all dry between steps!

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  18. Lin your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  19. beautifully done, love that soft watercolor look!

    Visiting from ABNH Challenge
    xo, Kristina
    Come by and visit sometime!
    www.pearlgateway.com

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