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Giving shades to stamps – technique with Angela

November 19, 2018

Hello crafty friends! Angela here with a couple of fun cards featuring This Stamp Is Bananas stamp. I am so excited for the realistic result of the stamp and for the shades that I can’t wait to show you them

I first started stamping the background on a piece of white cardstock. On one card I used the banana stamp and on the other card the slice of lemon stamp. I stamped randomly on the cardstock, just paying attention to not overlapping the images. Once I was happy, I cut the cardstock slightly smaller than the card base and adhere it to it. In my case the card base is a standard card size of 5 inches by 7 inches.

For the Banana Card I used Squeezed Lemonade and  Fossilized Amber Oxide Inks. To give shades to the bananas I daubed the stamp on Squeezed Lemonade and daubed the edges with Fossilized Amber, a darker shade of yellow, then I stamped. I absolutely adore the result, the shades give such a realistic look to the image. And it’s so easy to make.

I stamped the sentiment on vellum with Gold Embossing Powder. I cut the piece of vellum half of  an inch smaller than the card base and I adhered it on the card to soften the look. Below the sentiment, I added three bananas, stamped using the same stamping technique. I adhered them with foam tape and tided a bow around the top

For the second card I used the same stamping technique. I only changed the ink colors, Squeezed Lemonade for the base and Twisted Citron Oxide Ink for the shade around the lemon slices. This is a green-yellow color perfectly suitable for the lemons.

I also changed the color of the sentiment, Platinum Embossing Powder by WOW instead of Gold.

Both the sentiments come from the same This Stamp Is Bananas stamp set and are absolutely perfect for fun cards and jokes.

I really hope you enjoyed my cards and let me know if you find useful the shading technique I used. Thank you so much for stopping by.



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