Hey there, everyone- Lea Lawson here! A new month means a new Limelight Designer, and I am so happy to be the one picked for March! I was very excited when I got the email from Julie asking if I would like to join in the fun, but of course the concern set in. I don’t color….I use a lot of non-stamping product…am I really going to fit in? But Julie assured me that I would be a great fit, and that it would be exciting to see how I use Flourishes stamps in my style.
So, with that being said…today I wanted to share with you a little about how I stamp without coloring. First off, I typically pick stamps that can be used without coloring. For today’s card, I used a silhouette image from the Kids Play stamp set, and stamped it directly to book paper. Here is how the card turned out:
I chose this printed book paper to stamp on because I knew that the pretty design would still come through underneath the stamped image, and because it is a thinner consistency. You really only need three things to be able to achieve this look, and here they are:
While I did use a brand name book paper, don’t be afraid to use sheets from an actual old book, sheet music, an old hymnal, a dictionary or thesaurus…the possibilities are many when it comes to book paper. I chose dye ink because I knew it would give me a nice and clean stamped image, but that the print underneath would still come through.
I finished up by using a sentiment from the Country Charm Labels stamp set, and added it to a banner edged paper strip. Don’t be afraid to cover up a part of our stamped image. Notice how the main parts that match the sentiment are still showing, and it was the best place design wise for the sentiment to go! Here are some detail shots of my card:
I hope that you will try stamping directly to printed book paper,and let me know if you do! I would love to check it out! Thank you for the warm welcome so far this month…and I hope that I am able to inspire you this month with my projects.
I read your comments about wanting photography tips, so I will start that next week. I do have some good tips that I think that I should be able to make it all pretty easy to understand!!
Have a great week!