Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Two-Step Stamping


Morning.  Today I am using a two-step stamp and a new technique to me on my card.  I love coming across some new ways to play with ink and paper.  
I will start by explaining how I did the background behind my flowers.  
I rubbed DYE ink onto my acrylic block by randomly pressing the ink pad directly onto my block.  I added a few drops of Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution right onto the ink.  It reacts with the ink by pushing it away leaving some wonderful patterns behind.  Then I pressed my block directly onto my paper and let it dry so it would be ready for the next step...the flowers.
For any of you that have never used a two-step stamp set, they are wonderful especially for getting a watercolour look.  I took the solid part of the flower stamp and coloured it with Memento markers in a deep blue so it would stand out and the leaves in green.  I sprayed with water and stamped onto my inked background.  When that was dry, I inked the outline stamp with Memento black and positioned it over the solid image and stamped.  
The flowers I used here are from Rubbernecker Stamps.  They have a fantastic selection of floral two-step stamps that are easy and fun to use.  
The large bkg. is inked with Distress inks, sprayed with water and stamped for a more subtle, distressed look.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps-Rubbernecker, Mama Elephant, Hero Arts/ Memento markers and ink/ twine/ pop dots

22 comments:

  1. Really beautiful. Must try.

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  2. I, too, love, multi-stepped stamps, and I love your card today, Karen! The blues are so dreamy!

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  3. This is so beautiful, a work of art really! XXX

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  4. Oh, Karen, wow!! This is absolutely stunning! I always love when you use BLUE!! You really rock this color, and this card is amazing! I just love your two-step stamping and how you are using the inks and blending solution. Gorgeous card, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  5. I like it! Great ideas to try.......now out to the craft room! Thanks for posting!

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  6. Fabulous, Karen! I love the distressed envelope background, and the dye ink/blending solution technique looks fab. And I always love seeing your creations with those two-step Rubbernecker stamps.

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  7. Beautiful card Karen, love those striking flowers, great background technique too, TFS, Cathy x

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  8. Love the bold blue flowers and cool backgrounds you created Karen! Really Beautiful :)

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  9. Wow Karen you are so good, what a beautiful card I love this blue flower, and the background is also very beautifull , I love your ART!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  10. Oh wow! I really like the background you created behind the flowers. I'm going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. A different way to create a stunning background, must have a try!

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  12. Thanks, Karen, for the detailed instructions and beautiful card. I will definitely check out Rubbernecker Stamps. You inspire me to continue with making cards. :)

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  13. HI Karen! I'm so glad you found me because now I found you :-) Thanks so much for the sweet comments and your blog is spectular! Love this two step stamping!

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  14. Absolutely stunning, love it to bits!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  15. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x

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  16. This is GORGEOUS. Thanks for visiting me from Darnell . . I came by to return the favour. xxx

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  17. This is just beautiful, Karen. Love the color combo and combination of stamps!

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  18. love the beautiful card own many rubbernecker stamps not sure if i have this one...can you please tell us which sentiment stamp you used?

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  19. love the beautiful card own many rubbernecker stamps not sure if i have this one...can you please tell us which sentiment stamp you used?

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