Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Beyond Base and Shade Stamping

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 10 of us highlighting the “Paper Beyond Base and Shade Stamping” Technique as shown on page 7 in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.   
If you are coming from Sheila's Blog, you are on the right track!  This technique is highlighted with the  paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop.  

I have to confess, after digging through all my stamps, I realized I didn't own a single base and shade set that wasn't several years old, so I had to become very creative.

For my card creation I chose our Treasure Life (D1306) stamp set.  Since I was using white cardstock and really wanted a colored background for my flowers I used the back side of the flower stamp to create my "base".  Simply turn the stamp over so the image you would usually stamp is adhered to the block and you will get a solid shape to stamp your image over.  I used the second generation technique for the base so it wasn't very dark, then turned my stamp over and applied the actual image to the base stamped image.  Two things to remember when you do this....1.  Clean the back of the stamp thoroughly before using it again and 2. Since the base image is backwards be sure your image will match up with the base...obviously shapes will not work well with this technique - like alphabets!

Here is a closeup of the flowers.  I used Dutch Blue and Sunny Yellow ink as well as cardstock.  You can see the base behind the yellow flowers if you look really it a nice hazy shadow look.

You can order the featured stamp set and all the other supplies here Thanks for stopping by,  now hop on over to Shirley's blog and see what fabulous creations she has waiting for you.  If you get lost along the way, or would like to review a specific project come back here.  A list of our bloggers is below.

  1. Debi Barber –
  2. Shirley Ross –
  3. Neely Dean –           
  4. Judy Faye Garner -
  5. Kelly George-
  6. Melissa Robinson –
  7. Rebecca Sorge –
  8. Teri Baxter –
  9. Tonya Whitehurst –
  10. Sheila Wilkerson –


Teri Baxter said...

Such a pretty card! I like the layering of colors & the color combo!

Tonya W said...

Love it!!! One of my favorite stamp sets!!!!!!!!

Haley D. said...

Your card is beautiful. I really loved the scored design on the corner. So subtle yet so interesting!

Judy Faye Garner said...

Nice job, the colors are so soft and work nice together.

Jody Gustafson said...

Debi, I really want to comment on this card and your cool way of doing Base & Shade. I hope I can get this through. You are amazing and I'm so happy to be with you on the design team at H2H.

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