Saturday, September 28, 2013

Stamping Textures Tutorial - Let's Ride Layout

It's time for Virtual Scrapbook Night over at Splitcoast Stampers, and we're focusing on techniques. You can play along until next Saturday, so let's get started! Here's a fun technique using a stamp and any textured item you choose.

Tech VSBN 05
1. Pick out a clear stamp that has a large, smooth surface area on the back. Place the stamp, design side down, on an acrylic block, and ink up the smooth back of the stamp with the ink of your choice.

2. Press the inked stamp onto a textured surface (one that's easily cleaned or disposable). I chose bubble wrap.
 3. Next stamp the image onto your cardstock.
 4. Repeat the above until the surface of the cardstock is covered.
 5. Use the resulting patterned cardstock on your layout or card.
For my layout and sample above, I chose to use bubblewrap, which resulted in a slightly different image each time I stamped it, since the bubblewrap gives under pressure. For a crisper impression, choose a more solid textured surface. I used one of my son's Lego blocks and a rectangular stamp to create the Lego pieces, and you can almost see the Lego logo on the image. Since Lego are rather slick, I had to hold my hand very steady when pressing against them so the stamp wouldn't skid around!
I'll be posting another technique later today for VSBN, so don't forget to check back here and play along!

Hodgepodge Alphabet, Vintage Type, A Typeface, Urban Alphabet, Flyin' High, Picture Perfect, My Game & Ticket to Ride stamp sets
Cranberry, Sunny Yellow & White Daisy cardstock
Sunkiss Yellow textured cardstock
Cranberry, Sunny Yellow, Moonstruck, Clover Meadow & Chocolate ink
Cranberry craft buttons & conchos
Natural hemp
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title
Cuttlebug: Wicker Weave embossing folder
Pattern: 4x6 Photo Sketch Blog
Challenges: Frosted Designs Creativity With Texture challenge; Heart 2 Heart Alphabet Soup challenge
Technique inspired by Jeanette Lynton's Wishes book


B Douglass said...

Cool technique! I will have to try it! I love your layout. So colorful and the stamped cardstock goes perfectly with your pictures.

Carol Labuski said...

totally cool technique, Cheryl! thanks for sharing it and for playing along with H2H.

Cathi ONeill said...

What a fun page love your embossing and your technique. THanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Barb Craft said...

I love it when crafty people share their tips and techniques!! Thank you for showing us how! The layout is great! Thank you for taking on our texture challenge at Frosted Designs!

barb :)

BrendaB said...

What a cool technique - works great with your Lego layout! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.