Hi everyone. It's the start of the July CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers, and it's the start of our new Design Team. Yay!! Kylie and I are thrilled to have eight talented designers joining us. Welcome to Anita, Bonnie, Chrissie, Hazel, Linda, Sue, Toni and Valentyna. :)
Today is my friend, Dolly's (aka Darnell) birthday . Hopefully she received this card in time and this is not the first time she's seeing it! :)
Happy Birthday Dolly!
This card is all about the wonderful technique of generation stamping (or second generation). Basically you stamp an image and then stamp again (and possibly again) without reinking your stamp. Multi-generation stamping can create the illusion of depth or movement.
I inked my tree trunk and then used a paper towel to randomly removed some of the ink from the top branches, stamped off once onto scrap paper, and then stamped onto my card front. This gave me a general outline for the tree without having dark branches that would show through the leaves.
Then I stamped the leaves three times before re-inking and stamping again. It really creates the look of leaves in the background and foreground, giving the tree visual dimension. So cool! :)
I hope you'll be inspired to join in our fun challenge. It's open for the whole month of July, so there's lots of time to play along. Simply make a CAS card that includes stamping and join the challenge.
This card actually works perfectly for the HLS July Sketch challenge that began two days ago, so I'm adding it over there as well. Here's the sketch ...
And Virginia's View Challenge for July is 100% Stamping, so I'm linking up there.
Stamps: Leafless Limbs (Stampscapes); Leaf sprig (Kittie Kits Outdoor Master from Rubbernecker), Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Ink: Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: sponges
HLS July Sketch Challenge
Virginia's View #16 - 100% Stamping