Step Up Your Stamping with Foam Stamps

Materials

  • DANDELION:
  • Cardstock: 5-1/2x8-1/2” black; 3-3/4”x5” rust
  • Watercolor paper, 3-1/2”x4-3/4”
  • Stickles Glitter Glues (Ranger): Orange Peel; Eucalyptus
  • BUTTERFLIES:
  • Cardstock: 7-3/4”x10-1/2” orange; 4-3/4”x7-1/4” purple
  • Watercolor paper, 4-1/2”x7”
  • Stickles Glitter Glues (Ranger): Orange Peel; Magenta; Cotton Candy; Crystal; Dark Blue
  • Perfect Pearls (Ranger): Perfect Gold; Berry Twist; Forever Violet
  • YOUR PRINCE:
  • Cardstock: 5-1/2”x8-1/2” lime; 3-5/8”x4-7/8” stream
  • Watercolor paper, 3-1/2”x4-3/4”
  • Stickles Glitter Glues (Ranger): Lime; Eucalyptus; Turquoise; Copper
  • BLOOM OF COLOR:
  • Black cardstock, 9-1/8”x11-1/2”
  • Watercolor paper, 5-1/4”x8-5/8”
  • Stickles Glitter Glues (Ranger): Yellow; Baby Blue; Pink; Icicle; Black Diamond

Tools

  • DANDELION:
  • Dandelion foam stamp (Plaid)
  • Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers (Ranger): Sunshine Yellow; Lemonade; Citrus
  • Adirondack Metallics Copper Acrylic Paint Dabber (Ranger)
  • Adirondack Dye Ink Pads (Ranger): Sunset Orange; Sunshine Yellow; Citrus; Rust
  • BUTTERFLIES:
  • Foam stamps: Butterfly (Crafts, Etc.); Paisley Leaf (Plaid)
  • Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers (Ranger): Sunshine Yellow; Pink Sherbet; Purple Twilight; Wild Plum; Sunset Orange
  • Adirondack Dye Ink Pads (Ranger): Sunset Orange; Sunshine Yellow; Purple Twilight; Wild Plum; Raspberry; Cranberry
  • Adirondack Archival Wild Plum Pigment Pen (Ranger)
  • YOUR PRINCE:
  • Foam stamps: Frog (Crafts, Etc.); Rubber Stampede Accent Crown, Circles (Delta Crafts)
  • Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers (Ranger): Citrus; Lettuce; Aqua; Pool
  • Adirondack Metallics Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber (Ranger)
  • Adirondack Dye Ink Pads (Ranger): Stream; Pool; Citrus
  • BLOOM OF COLOR:
  • Flowers foam stamps (Making Memories)
  • Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers (Ranger): Pink Sherbet; Lemonade; Aqua
  • Adirondack Dye Ink Pads (Ranger): Stream; Pool; Raspberry; Pink Sherbet; Sunshine Yellow

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cut card stock and watercolor paper to indicated sizes.

STEP 2

  • Dab paint on foam stamps; mist generously with water and stamp on watercolor paper. Fill in and blend colors with waterbrush. Heat set with Craft Tool after each stamp.

STEP 3

  • Use pens to outline and enhance shapes. Stipple dye inks to add color and shading. Apply Stickles and Perfect Pearls to add dimension.

STEP 4

  • Assemble cards.

More

  • 1. Use this technique on more than paper – think walls, clothing and home accents.
  • 2. Go for a monochromatic look, using matching paint and glitter glue colors, for intensity.
  • 3. Think ahead to seasonal cards for 4th of July, Halloween and Christmas. The possibilities!
by Lynn Roberts
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