We were using the fabulous Two-Tone Flora Bundle for this week’s papercraft class at Dunelm Mill, Huntingdon.
This was just one of the three cards that we made demonstrating a Self-Sentiment panel.
Two Step Stamping
By first stamping the detailed image with full strength ink, makes lining up the solid image over the top easier. The solid image is then stamped in Second Generation Stamping, diluting the level of ink used.
Taking a Basic White matting layer, we first stamped the largest flower using Mango Melody Ink.
Masking this flower, we set to stamping the leaves with second generation stamping.
First Generation Stamping
To ink up an image and immediately stamp is deemed as First Generation stamping. This uses the full strength of the ink colour you are using.
Second Generation Stamping
To ink up an image and stamp off this image onto scrap paper, before stamping the image onto your project. This process dilutes the strength of the ink left on your image before you use this for your Second Generation stamped image.
Daffodil Delight was used to stamp one smaller flower in the same manner as the largest flower.
Piecing two sentiments together and mixing styles of fonts brings a bespoke sentiment. These sentiments came from the Something Fancy Bundle.
By Die Cutting my sentiment panel directly from the matting layer, allows some of the flower to sit upon the sentiment panel. This is both a frugal use of cardstock but also offers subtle detail and interest. Adding a Die cut flower adds further Dimension and interest and give depth to the image. This and the Sentiment Panel are were raised on Dimensionals.
A non fussy card that offers simplicity and elegance, which I hope you like.
Get More for your Money …
- Shop Online this month and receive a Gift when using Shopping Code: 3GGZAQQK
- Buy the Starter Kit for £99 : Choose an incredible £170 worth of products* (postage FREE) *Alternatives that include the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine are available. More details HERE
A Free Download of the All Star Tutorial Bundle comes with both of the above options.