Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Technique Tuesday

I just had to post one more card from the C1504 Fall Harvest stamp set that we used in the September Stamp a Stack Club.

This one was created using "random" background stamping.  For those who are not familiar with random stamping it really is an easy technique.  There are just a few simple steps and you'll be random stamping like a pro in no time flat!

I use three different size stamps and 3 different colored inks.  You start with your largest stamp.  I usually start somewhere near the middle, but not directly in the middle. Place your card stock on a piece of scrap paper.  Stamp your first image just off center.  Continue to stamp a few more of those images forming a triangle.  Turn either your paper or your stamp so that all of the designs are going in different directions. Be sure to stamp off the card stock so that it l will look more natural.  Also, be sure to leave plenty of room between your images so that you can stamp your second and third stamps.  Take your middle sized stamp and ink with another color.  Fill in between the first color, still leaving room to stamp your third image.  When finished with your second stamp, ink your smallest stamp with ink and fill the spaces you have left. 

And there you have it!  Easy peasy!  Practice make perfect, so, grab your scrap card stock and inks and practice away!

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