Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jennifer's Monochromatic Stamp Layering

Jennifer McGuire had a set of absolutely gorgeous cards on her new blog earlier this week - I loved everything about them, and couldn't wait to try making something similar myself.  So I pulled out some old Hero Arts background wood stamps from 2008 and 2009 and followed her directions.  Here are my resulting cards:

Monochromatic Stamp Layering Green

supplies: white cardstock, Hero Arts Grass layering paper, Hero Arts Flourish Pine background stamp, Grass ink, Simon's White pigment ink, Signo gel pen, Penny Black Hope is Born stamp, VersaMark and white embossing powder, vellum

Monochromatic Stamp Layering blue

supplies: white and blue cardstock, vellum, Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes, Cerulean ink, Simon's white pigment ink, Signo white gel pen, sentiment from Simon/Tim Holtz Holiday Stamp Set from 2013, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder, Penny Black Snowflake dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

In each case, I stamped the background stamp first in an ink to match the paper, then turned the stamp 180 degrees and stamped it again in white.  That white ink takes a bit of time to dry, but when it was, I went back in with my Signo white gel pen and added lots of dots, following the design of the stamping.  As Jennifer did, I trimmed the first sentiment into a banner and sewed it onto my background before attaching it to my white card base, but I simply added dots of Glossy Accents in the corners of my 2nd sentiment panel to attach it.  It virtually disappears!

Every year Jennifer has a Christmas card design that I fall in love with, and though it's early right now, I think this is mine for this year!  Thank you, Jennifer, for your inspiration!

Be sure to hop on over to Jennifer's Blog to see her cards using this wonderful technique!

17 comments:

  1. i agree - this the design for this year and your cards are gorgeous - couldn't even decide on favorite but if i have to - it's the blue!!

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  2. gorgeous..both of them! loooove the green!

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  3. What beautiful cards Lin - love the backgrounds and the overlays are so pretty.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. Beautiful take on Jennifer's cards!

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  5. They LOOK like it took a ton of time to create. You make it sound so easy, I'll give it a try! Both are too lovely for words:)

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  6. Absolutely love how they came out! Especially the snowflake one! Gorgeous!

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  7. I saw this over at Jennifers blog as well, looks so good. I missed the bit about turning the stamp 180 degrees. Lucky I read yours. Love how these cards turned out, they look so pretty.

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  8. Just love both takes on Jennifer's technique, Lin - both are stunning!!

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  9. Wow these are so pretty Lin!! Love the vellum sentiment panels too!!

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  10. Lin, both your cards are so Beautiful !
    Thank you for sharing

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  11. Both cards are beautiful. Love the sentiment on vellum and the stamped backgrounds. I need to put snowflake dies on my wish list. They really add a nice pop.

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  12. Both cards are so beautiful, Lin! I love this technique!

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  13. Oh, Lin, I just watched Jennifer's video (she is amazing and so dear), and I love this technique! Your cards are beautiful, and I love both of them and really love the beautiful snowflakes. And I was tickled when I realized that I have the first Penny Black stamp (dated 2005). Love it! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards. I am going to make some of these for sure. Hugs!

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  14. Lovely Lin, I haven't watched the video yet, but am looking forward to it after seeing your versions.

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  15. gorgeous cards Lin. What stunning backgrounds.

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  16. So fun to see how you put your own stamp on this design idea Lin--beautiful work here; can't decide which color I like best;)

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