Monday, February 19, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio Technique Talk Blog Hop


Hi there crafty friends,

Welcome to our Technique Talk blog hop at Pinkfresh Studio! 

You should have arrived here from the ah-mazing Erum's blog!

The technique I'm sharing today is very simple, but maybe still useful to some of you? I've made this card using the beautiful Lined Floral Background stamp designed by Inna Moreva.





Now, this stamp is 4x6" and I prefer my cards to be 4.25x5.5" so this wouldn't have covered the whole panel. I didn't want to trim off the sides so I thought I'd just use a part of the image. I love circles, so I created a mask from some scrap paper to stamp only a semi-circle. 

For this technique you'll need a stamping tool. At least I can't for the life of me stamp an image in the same position more times...but if you can, by all means give it a go!

Place your stamp on your panel where you want it, then pick it up with your stamping tool.


Now place your mask over your panel. I ended up taping down the card and the mask too to hold them in place securely since my card panel was not much bigger than the stamp, so there wasn't enough space for the magnets. 


Ink up your stamp. 


Now start stamping. Press the life out of that stamping tool :D. This is the image I got after the first stamping - not good. So ink up your stamp again and repeat these steps until you're satisfied with the result.


After the third stamping - looks better, I don't mind imperfect edges, so this is fine for me:


As you see I had smudges on my panel, because the ink bled through the copy paper I used as a mask.   So better use a thicker paper, or create a mask from stencil material to avoid this. Actually, the first card that you see above, I created using a much too thick paper for mask! I was too lazy to look for something thinner, so I must have stamped the image 12 times, in the end I even stood on my stamping platform, haha! It didn't break but be smarter than I was, choose the right paper :).


I will however save this panel too! I already die cut the stamped image and coloured it too - I only need to add it to a card, probably using foam sheet to pop it up!


To colour my card I used distress markers and only added flat colour, no shading. This image has so many lines, I felt this worked best.

I hope you found this little step-by-step helpful!

Now for the fun part! Hop along with us and leave a comment on each participating blog to be eligible to win one of FOUR (!) $25 gift certificates! Just how generous is Pinkfresh Studio?! Comments will close at 11.59pm CST on Monday, February 26th 2018. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Wednesday, February 28th 2018.


The line-up:

Enjoy and Good Luck!
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98 comments:

  1. Awesome technique, thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is so cool. I have to give this a try.

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  3. great technique, and lovely results! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Love the masking and spotlight colouring!

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  5. Elegant & simple! My favorite kind of card.

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  6. Beautiful card ! Loved the technique to use only part of a large background stamp.

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  7. Great idea to make a large stamp perform differently. Thanks for the great idea on your pretty card!

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  8. the final card turned out so awesome ....worth all the effort !!

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  9. You've selected a lovely floral image to showcase your masking and highlight stamping techniques. I agree: with all those intricate lines, simple colouring is all that's needed! Thank you for the tutorial; thorough and inspiring!
    ~carol

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  10. Such a beautiful and lovely card! Thanks for sharing the technique with us :)

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  11. So pretty! I love the way you used a portion of this large stamp!

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  12. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this technique.

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  13. Great technique! Love the colors and card! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Lovely card and I
    like the circle cut
    with the partial
    stamp.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Very pretty card. Well worth all the troubles it gave you getting it just right. (I feel your pain). Love this ♥

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    1. haha! thank you :) it was really just my fault though :D

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  16. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!!

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    1. glad to hear it! thanks for hopping along! x

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  17. awesome step by step... beautiful!!!

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  18. Beautiful. I like how you masked to just get a circle on the partial coloring.

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  19. I love how you made this card it really gives you a whole new look for your stamp! I will be trying this! Wonderful card thanks for the inspiration

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  20. Nice technique but even more I enjoyed reading your comments. Love the card and how it turned out.

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    1. haha! I blabber a lot :D Thanks so much! x

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  21. Beautiful card - love the stamp you used.

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  22. Really like the technique and the off center stamping. Great idea.

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  23. Great technique! Love the idea and the colors your chose.

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  24. This was a simple and fun technique... And the outcome is awesome... Loved your card..

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  25. Very clever technique. really like your card.

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  26. Gorgeous! I love the design and awesome techniques you used. Such pretty colors too! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  27. Gorgeous.. love your spotlight..

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  28. Very diffrent and elegant...u chose best colors to suit the design...thanks for sharing

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  29. Beautiful card and pretty stamp & colors you used. Love this technique. You can also use acetate for the stencil, it lasts a long time!

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    1. thanks so much! oh yes, forgot about that haha! I only have thick acetate though, thicker than the paper I used.

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  30. Fabulous card! Love the partial image you used. Stunning look!

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  31. Fantastic card.
    Love the selected coloring.
    Using the circle to grame
    the flowers is a wonderful
    idea. thanks for sharing
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  32. Love the spotlight colouring- fabulous showcasing

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  33. Love this card. A new stamp I need.

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    1. thank you! haha! NEED is the keyword :D

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  34. Never thought of using this technique. Will try it now. Lovely card!

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    1. oh I'm happy you've found new inspiration! thank you! x

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  35. Wow ! That’s a fantastic card !
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  36. Great design! Love the masking and selective coloring!

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  37. What a awesome card. Love the layout and the colouring is amazing!

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  38. Amazing technique, love your card. Thank you for sharing.

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  39. Great technique! I love your card.

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  40. SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Card and the BEAUTIFUL Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  41. I love techniques like this that extend the uses of background stamps! This is lovely!!

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  42. Thanks for the great inspiration and to Pinkfresh Studio for the giveaway!!

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  43. Loved the idea to only use a portion of the stamp,it really created an elegant card. Loved the coloring - beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Love your card result! I also enjoyed your instructions....you brought us into the craft room with your funny description of masking and stamping. Really enjoyable.

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