Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cut Up Stamping

Hi everyone.  Another new-to-me technique that was led by Nancy (scandinancy creates) at our Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat Retreat in May.  This is one awesome technique and we all had fun with it.  I used this technique recently on one of my Twofer Garden cards HERE ... but these are the first cards I made with this technique.

You start with a finished card front.  Then you cut it up into different designs, leaving space between the cuts.  Some of the spaces can be used for adding your sentiment, or just leave the space blank.  It does take a little figuring as you have to remove part of your image for each of the cuts, otherwise the design will be wonky.

One tip to share:  I stamped both of the cards using Archival Shadow Grey Ink.  It works great with zigs and gives a subtler look than stamping in black.  Another great thing I found was that the gray takes on the colour you are watercolouring over top, leaving a darker outline of the same colour.  For example.  Take a look at the flower just below.  See the dark pink lines within the flowers ... those are the original stamp in Archival Shadow Grey with the pink zig over top for watercolouring the petals.  Very cool!!

Here's a close-up of the card above ...

And I have another that I finished at the retreat.  Both cards are watercoloured with Zigs.

And close-up ...






Stamps:  Harmony (Penny Black); Unfolding (Penny Black); Happy Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Baked Brown Sugar card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Archival Shadow Grey (Ranger); Zigs; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush

20 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful technique and so very eye catching. Your first card is so pretty Loll and thank you for the tip x. Such a vibrant second card and I love the dark card stock which shows off those fabulous water coloured flowers to perfection x. Beautiful cards, both of them x

Bonnie said...

Both of these are GORGEOUS, my friend! I thought so at the retreat and I haven't changed my mind! Beautiful coloring and depth of colors. I have both of these stamps. I wonder if I can get such good results?

Mrs A. said...

These are both lovely examples of this technique. The colours are gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

Daffodil Cards said...

Both are Stunning.
Faith x

Nstiz said...

Both of these are so beautifully painted, Loll! Love the gorgeous blending and shading. Thank you for sharing this terrific technique too. This might be a cool way to "cut out" those goofs that just seem to happen.

Brenda said...

Your cards are just beautiful Loll. I so want to try this technique and I loved reading your tips. What a great idea to use the archival grey ink. I think I might have some of that, but not sure. So cool the way the grey takes on the the Zig colors. Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Two gorgeous watercolored with Zigs flower images for your two cards, Loll. TFS the tip about how your Zigs added color to your no-line stamping. Wonderful colored cardstock base for your 2nd card. I love how you have a slanted cut out for your technique on your 1st card and a horizontal cut out for your 2nd card. TFS both beauties, my friend. You have me inspired to use the technique soon:-) Love and Hugs..Nancy

clavell said...

I love your work, Loll, and appreciate the time you take to share with essentially 'unknown online FANS!'...like ME! :D I did notice the darker pink shading lines and wondered what you used. I am so surprised that the Archival Grey took on the color of pink! What a great tip! Again, TFS!♥

Christine Alexander said...

Amazing Loll, I need to pull out my archival grey and try some no line watercolouring :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what gorgeous cards Loll - loving the sliced effect, and the clever placement of your sentiments. Thanks for letting us know about the ink taking the colour
Blessings
Maxine

Anita in France said...

Card splits had completely disappeared from my creative arsenal, Loll ... but you've so tempted me to try them again with these two gorgeous creations ... one soft and dreamy, the other bold and beautiful ... and both fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

Both of these are stunning .... what a fun technique xx

Arlene said...

Both cards are beauties. I love the soft colors of the first card and that neat die cut. Wonderful colors on the flowers in the second card too.

Susan said...

Two great cards using the wonderful new technique we learned at the retreat - I really love the look of the cut-up stamping with the recessed sentiment. Both cards are beautifully coloured. Thanks for the tip about the grey ink.

Quillish said...

Wow.. amazing cards and a great technique! It will for me, be a big thing..to cut a colored panel! I don't know, if I am brave enough. But for the stunning results like yours, I'll surely try. Thank you very much for inspiring Loll.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cut up cards. Your no-line watercoloring is gorgeous! I want to give it a try, but it’s so intimidating. 🙈xx

Marcia Hill said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards Loll! I love the cut up technique too...just a little daunting at first to cut into something that you spent time on, but in the end it's all good again! Beautiful coloring on both cards my friend!! :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards have a wonderful cut-up design and are exquisitely colored. Loll! I ordered an Archival Shadow Grey Ink pad after looking at your cards last week, and I'm so glad I bought one, reading your tips today. Thank you so much for the useful information!
Hideko xx

C.Good said...

Totally love both cards. AWESOME!

BożenA said...

WOW! These flowers look amazing. So beautifully colored, they look very realistic. Cutting the panel adds even more attention to the card. The second card is just as beautiful. The PB stamps are great
xoxo