Rubbadubbadoo Rubber Stamps: Stephanie’s view
Note to self: never ask the Publisher which card to write up with detailed instructions. She'll choose the most complicated one--and the one with no step-by-step photos! So, hang on, readers......it could be an adventure!
First you'll need to do some digging in your scrap bin. I found some paper I made a long time ago using the Shaving Cream technique. I added some Pearl-Ex mica powders, so it was kind of shimmery. I can usually find a bit of black cardstock, too. This piece was 3.5" x 4", so the card is also 3.5" x 4". Sometimes you just have to work with what is readily available.
Beach (Stamps on Fire)
Chair (The Angel Company)
Clouds (Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers)
- Recycle copy/printer paper to do the next parts. Stamp the wheat onto scrap paper and carefully cut it out. I used both scissors and an Exacto knife. Repeat with the wheat (again), chair, and the clouds. You have just created masks that you will use for this project---and any other project. Keep the masks with the stamps and they'll always be handy.
- Cut white cardstock to 3.25" x 4.5". Using black ink (I used VersaFine Onyx Black by Tsukineko) stamp the wheat twice along the bottom edge of the card. (I offset the image so that I had more of the grassy look.) Place your wheat masks over the stamped image and stamp the chair. (Same ink for the dominant elements--wheat, chair, and beach.)
- Leave the wheat masks where they are and add the chair mask over the chair. Stamp the beach scene. Remove the masks. What you should see is a layered composite image of the three elements---cool beans, huh? Stamp the clouds using a soft gray ink. (I used Charcoal Gray Palette Hybrid by Stewart Superior.)
- Color the scene however makes you happy. I used Prismacolor pencils, but it would be lovely with watercolors, chalks, or even markers.
- Trim the shaving cream paper to just barely smaller than the black cardstock. The black border is miniscule. Attach the scene to the shaving cream paper. Attach the whole thing to a card you've made by cutting a piece of cardstock to 7" x 4" and folded in half.
- Sign your art. And make another one; you already have the masks.
My other cards made usings Rubbadubbadoo stamps:
We hope you come back tomorrow when we feature Chris Herrmann's artistic journey with her stamps from Rubbadubbadoo.
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