Quick, easy and fun stamp dragging technique adds a fun effect to your stamped image. What's even better is it allows for a stamped image that isn't stamped 'perfectly' to look perfect! Because this one is meant to be perfectly imperfect. :)
If you tried this technique for yourself, leave me a comment!
Thanks again Dana Swadling for the card design!
Stamp used here is the April 2019 Stamp of the Month, which can be (or could have been) yours for only $5 with a minimum purchase at https://shelly.closetomyheart.com
(Note: if the product is no longer available, the link will give you an alternative option or land you in a place to shop for something similar)
Stamp - Close To My Heart M1144 Bitty Birthday Occasions - CLICK HERE
Stamp block - Close To My Heart - CLICK HERE
White cardstock - CLICK HERE
Ink - Closet To My Heart - Chocolate Z2811 - CLICK HERE
Glue Pen - Close To My Heart - CLICK HERE
Tombow tape runner - Close To My Heart - CLICK HERE
Cardstock paper (peacock and lagoon colors are great) - Close To My Heart - CLICK HERE
Embossing folder - Darice - (It was a gift so I don't know where it came from)
Fence and butterfly die cut (also a gift but I found the exact one on Etsy - just google it)
If you don't want to make it yourself, you can purchase them - CLICK HERE
How I made the Beautiful Life Beach Dancer Card that became my Coastal Wall Art
This started as a greeting card for my daughter, which I did mail to her. But after I was complete, I loved it so much that I wanted this art on the wall.
Inspiration comes from my daughter who spent her life in dance class and loves the color yellow - as well as pulling creativity from my new beach house environment.
This card wasn't time consuming, it took just over an hour to make - but there are a ton of different pieces and parts to it. Colors, stamps, markers, paper, etc.
Using a blending tool, I took a blank white piece of paper and made the sky. It's important to have a clean line where the sky meets the water. (use scrap paper)
Using the Stampin Up stamps, I used 2 shades of blue and stamped the water.
Rip off a piece of craft paper, cutting it to fit the size of your white paper. Ripped portion goes at the top against the water.
Using 2 different stamps, I made the sand.
Using black ink, stamp the birds, sentiment and then stamp the dancer on a separate piece of white cardstock.
After stamping the dancer, run her through the cuttlebug or big kick with the matching die cut.
Color your dancer.
Adhere your sand to your page.
Adhere your dancer to the page.
Die cutting machine
Die cut-Stampin Up Beautiful You die cut set
Stamps - Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set
Stamps - Stampin Up waterfront set
Stamps - Stampin Up high tide set
Stamps - Close to my Heart - No Worries (for the birds)
Ink - Tim Holtz Denim
Ink - Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy
Ink - Hampton Art turquoise
Ink - Hampton Art light blue
Ink - Close to my Heart - Black
Check out all my designs - for instant download - HERE.