Creating Depth

Have you seen Close to My Hearts’ September stamp of the month, Paper Garden, in action yet?
If not, here’s a card I made using it!


Create depth in your projects by stamping images in a variety of colors, like I did here. I started with Crystal Blue ink and stamped the floral image repeatedly, varying the height each time. Next, I stamped over the Crystal Blue with Outdoor Denim ink, using the same method. Another fun technique to employ that creates depth and dimension, is “second generation” stamping. Fill your stamp with ink, then lightly press it to a scrap piece of cardstock. Without refilling your stamp with ink, apply it to the project you’re working on. Repeat the process until you’re happy. You’ll see a slight chicken wire pattern in places on my card; I achieved that using this technique.
Lastly, for a little more visual weight, I watercolored the background using blue and purple gelatos (this was actually my first step in my creative process), and sprayed a small amount of navy color shine ink (heidi swapp).
I hope this card inspires you to try a few stamping techniques. If you like this stamp, and want to see more, join me again in the near future for another card using this stamp set! If you’d like to purchase it, visit my website here:
When you make a qualifying purchase, this stamp set is only $6- when it’s regularly $19! That’s huge savings!


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