Stamping Techniques and Tips from Jackie Bolhuis at Klompenstampers

Todays TECHNIQUES & TIPS features this ELEGANT MONOCHROMATIC card using the stamp set called BIRTHDAY BLOOMS.  Monochromatic basically means using only one color (+ white or another neutral).  For this card, I combined several different techniques:

  • Embossing with White Powder
  • Embossing with a Regular Colored Stampin’ Pad
  • Watercoloring

Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions.

Here is a video showing how to emboss the white rose and watercolor it, and also how to emboss using regular colored Stampin’ Pads–you can emboss with ANY COLOR!!!!

 

Step by Step Instructions for project posted

  • Rub Embossing Buddy on cardstock

Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions.

  • Ink the rose stamp in Versamark and stamp onto cardstock

Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions.

  • Cover with White Embossing Powder and use heat tool to emboss

Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions.

  • Using AquaPainter and Powder Pink stampin’ pad, color in the flower.  Let dry.  I watercolored a second time to get it a little darker.

Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions. Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions.

  • Stamp “dots” using Powder Pink pad for a little extra dimension
  • To emboss “dear friend,” ink stamp first in Versamark, then in Powder Pink (this will NOT hurt your pad)

Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions. Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions.

  • Stamp onto scrap and cover with Clear Embossing Powder, heat with heat tool (this will give you a “tone on tone” look that is embossed)

Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions.

  • Punch words out using 1 1/2″ circle punch
  • Adhere to 1 3/4″ white punched circle, then to card
  • Tie bow and adhere to card with a glue dot

Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions.

  • Stamp rose on the inside layer using Powder Pink ink

Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions.

Card Recipe for project posted

  • Powder Pink Card Base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White:  5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Powder Pink:  5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Powder Pink Circle:  1 1/2″
  • Whisper White Circle:  1 3/4″
  • Powder Pink 1/2″ Woven Ribbon

 

Here are the products used on this card.  If you need anything, just click on a picture to go to the online store and place your order!

Embossing and watercoloring featured on this Monochromatic Elegant card. Blog post includes a video plus step by step instructions.

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  • All retiring tools & accessories are only available while supplies last.  Click HERE to view products (many on sale!)
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As always, if you have any questions, or if I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to be that person.  I would love to send you a catalog, help you decide what you need, or teach you what you’d like to know.

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  • New Catalog beings June 1st
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Have a stamp happy day. Jackie Bolhuis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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