Monday, February 3, 2014

StenDoodling With A Rubber Stamp - Valentine's Day Card

Hello everyone.  I'm back again with another Valentine's Day card but this time I am showing how to StenDoodle with a rubber stamp, and, of course, a bunch of stencils from StencilGirl!!!

For this project I am using the Big Hearts Background Stamp by Stamp Camp.  This is a great stamp to use because of the large areas inside the hearts, which you will fill with parts of other stencils to give a totally different look.  And, the stamp is on until February 14th on their site!!!  This is also a great stamp for an Anniversary Card or just an I Love You card too. 

(Disclaimer - I am not earning anything from using this stamp, nor was I given this stamp by Stamp Camp.  I do know the owner and I have a large collection of her stamps.  Disclaimer finished.)




Supplies Used:

Fluid Chalk Ink pad in Warm Red by ColorBox
Spider Web Stencil by StencilGirl Products
6 Point Starry Night by StencilGirl Products
Ray Circles by StencilGirl Products
Triangles by StencilGirl Products
Fractured Glass 6 by StencilGirl Products
Mini Downward Stairs by StencilGirl Products
Tombow and Sharpie Markers to color
Uniball Signo White Pen
Express Yourself Stamp Set by Impression Obsession
Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
Double sided tape

Step by Step:

1.  Apply ink to your image and stamp on white cardstock.  Because of the large solid area on this stamp, I used a chalk ink.  You can also use a pigment ink, or Versamark ink and embossing powder.



2.  After laying a bunch of stencils over the hearts and looking at different designs, I decided to use the Spider Web stencil.  I know, a strange stencil to use, but I loved the way the corner of the stencil worked in the piece.   Sometimes part of a stencil will work, but not the whole stencil.

I traced the lines in the design I wanted to use in pencil, then went back and traced over the pencil lines with a permanent marker and then erased the pencil lines.


3.  Using the stencils listed above, trace in the different sections of the stamped hearts. I did not do anything with the two small hearts. 


4.  Now to color in your piece.  I used a mixture of Tombow markers and fine tip Sharpies.  But feel free to use whatever medium you want to use. 


5. Using the "love" and "you" stamps from the Express Yourself stamp set, stamp the center of the two small hearts with the Archival Ink.  This will make it look like the candy hearts at Valentine's Day.


6.  Trim card, layer it on a piece of black cardstock and then on the red card base.  I also outlined the hearts with the White Uniball pen and some areas inside each of the hearts.  Okay, I might have overdone it.  LOL.  I also colored in each of the small hearts with a yellow Tombow pen.


Now give it to someone you love!!!  
 
Here is another variation - using the same stamp - but with different Stencil Girl stencils.



~Michael

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