I CASE'd a card for today's Queen for the Day Challenge on splitcoaststampers that uses a fun technique. Beate does a great job making videos tutorials on the site so it seemed only fitting to do a technique-based card in her honor. Here is Beate's Blue Paris card that I chose to use as the basis for my card. I used a collage stamp from Stampin' Up's Postage Due set. I'll walk you through the process of the triple stamping, but if you want to see a great video tutorial you should check out Joan Ervin's tutorial here with Beate's video included. Here's what my finished card looks like.
|This is what your stamping will look like on the three layers|
|I used my Aqua pen dipped in the ink pad lid to add some color|
|I added white crayon over the top of my colored areas to resist the sponging.|
|I then sponged with Baja Breeze and Island Indigo|
|Cut your black framing 1/8" larger on each side than your image pieces. I cut or punch out my middles to save paper to use later, and to cut down on the weight of the card.|
|The finished product|
Here's What I Used
|Stamps: Postage Due, Artistic Etchings by Stampin' Up|
|Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Black|
|Ink: Versafine Onyx, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, blue reinkers|
|Accessories: Impressabilites Paisley, Aqua Pen, Sizzix Flourish #10, Black Organdy Ribbon, Button, kite string, sponge, white crayon, Scallop, medium and small oval punches, button, spritzer|
|Techniques: Crayon Resist, Triple Stamping, Letterpress, Die cutting, Sponging|
Here's What I Did
I cut my Whisper White pieces, layered them and stamped the image in Versafine Onyx. I then used my aqua pen and ink pads to add some color to the flower. I used my white crayon over the coloring and around the "3" which ended up covered in the final card. I then sponged with Baja Breeze and Island Indigo. I buffed off my crayon then layered my triple stamped pieces onto black pieces 1/8" larger than the image pieces. I decided not to pop my layers on dimensionals. I loved Beate's die cut bg, but didn't have any similar dies so my background piece is a piece of watercolor paper that I used an Impressabilities template on. I spritzed the paper, with the template in place, with some blue reinkers & water in a spritzer before embossing. I'm using the debossed side here. What would a Beate card be without a flourish (though I didn't have any gem flourishes on hand)? I diecut my flourish from a coffee sleeve. I added a black organdy bow with a heart button and white string. I added a layered sentiment in the corner.