Hey there! I hope you had a great weekend! I was lucky enough to spend part of mine at the beach! It was a gorgeous day and I indulged in my favorite boardwalk pizza and ice cream (so it was basically a week-long vacation jammed into one day!). Today I have a fun Paper Smooches card to share with you using one of the newest stamp sets called Spookalicious:
As soon as I saw this little vampire (the image on the left is what the original stamp looks like) and the “fangtastic” sentiment, I knew I wanted to create a girlfriend for him. While I’m not a die-hard Twilight fan, I must admit it was a tiny bit of an inspiration on this card. 🙂 Who could resist?
I would love to share a full tutorial on reverse stamping (and I WILL! Coming soon!), but for now I’ll give you a break down on how I did it. I inked up the vampire stamp as usual (using Black Soot dye ink from Tim Holtz) and stamped it directly onto a larger clear stamp with no design on it. So the larger stamp was basically a large, solid block of photopolymer. I then stamped that large block onto my cardstock and voila! The reversed stamped image will not have the crisp, clean lines as the original stamp (you can tell that my girl vampire is not quite as crisp), but you can use a black marker or colored pencils to fill it in. I used a colored pencil to add little eyelashes to her eyes and used a leaf shape from the Spookalicious set for her pony tail. The bow was from Pip Squeaks.
So that’s how my reverse stamped vampire girlfriend came to be. It’s definitely an easy technique (that I was actually intimidated by for a while) that really double the use of all your stamps! Do you have a favorite stamping technique that’s a little more involved/complicated?
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back later this week!