Abstract Layered Stamping

February 4, 2017

Hi there! Today I am going back to stamp layering which is one of my favorite techniques. However, I am mixing up the regular color layering families to create a brighter and more abstract looking card. 🙂

For the stamp layering, I decided to use the Scandinavian Prints Christmas stamp set. I love all of the geometric trees in this set and it can be used all year round (not just Christmas)!

I started off by stamping all of the bottom images in a lighter ink and stamping over top of it with a lined image and a darker ink. I picked colors that were not in the same color family, but still went together in the color scheme.

I added the stamped tree trunks in brown to add extra detail and add some darker contrast to all the super bright colors. Then, I trimmed off the sides and added a white embossed sentiment in the center.

To finish off the card, I added some Sweetheart sequins scattered in clusters around the sentiment which adds some shimmer and shine. I am addicted to coming up with weird color combinations and LOVE how this turned out!

Enjoy the video!

SUPPLIES

All of the supplies used in today’s video are linked below. I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson (EH), Simon Says Stamp (SSS), and Scrapbook.com (SB), so I do get a portion of the profit (with no extra cost to you) this is how I am able to run this blog. Affiliate links used when possible. I appreciate your support!


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6 Comments

  • Reply Kathy B February 4, 2017 at 7:59 am

    I love this card! Great job and Thanks for sharing how you did it!

  • Reply Shelly February 4, 2017 at 9:28 am

    FABulous card!

  • Reply Janet Ingraham February 4, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Don’t usually see such wonderful coloring with this type of tree graphics. Love it.

  • Reply jan metcalf February 6, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Such an interesting card, I love it!

  • Reply Sharon Field February 7, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Love the way you used the tree images to make this card………..design and colors look wonderful. Thanks for sharing and good job on the video!

  • Reply Maggie B February 7, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Simon ~ Clever use of the trees….I like your out-of-the-box thinking on this one. Thanks for sharing.
    #kindnessmatters

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