Making it fit with Partial Stamping
Posted on May 28 2018
Hello my fabulously creative friends! I hope you are all enjoying the new release.. It's pretty AMAZING, isn't it?!?!
Speaking of new... I'm going to be getting a new niece soon!!!! My sister is due in August, and I have been hard at work making a special gift for the little one. This past week I realized that I needed a gift tag to attach to the bow on my gift, and what perfect timing! The sweet Polkadoodles animals are PERFECT for a baby card (boy or girl!)
LDRS Creative shopping list:
Polkadoodles Just Because stamp
Happy Days dies
The Happy Days die set is fabulous, and SO versatile!!! It's one of those sets I know I'll be reaching for over and over!
To make the front of my card, I had a bit of a dilemma...
I knew I wanted to use this stamp... and this die... But the stamp is CLEARLY too big for the die!
However... If there were only ONE animal, it would work..
Here's how you do it...
Just like we mask stamped images so we can stamp over top of them, we can mask parts of a stamp to prevent it from stamping...
1-Simply use some tape to carefully cover all the lines you don't want to stamp (so in this case, I WANT the bunny, but not the bear.. so the bear gets covered)
2-Once your masking is done, ink up your stamp. It's ok if the tape gets covered in ink... that's what it's there for.
3- Carefully remove the tape from your image... If you got your tape on right, there should be ink on the bunny, but no where else.
4- Stamp your image!
As you can see, there was a bit of a problem with her foot... The tag on the bear's gift covered part of my bunny's foot... I masked the tag so it wouldn't stamp, but was left with a weird looking foot....
Not to worry, we can fix it!
5- Fix any missing spots with a multiliner. Make sure that whatever pen you use, it will be safe for whatever medium you plan to use to color... My go to liner is safe for water AND alcohol markers, which simplifies things a bit.
6- Color and die cut!!!
After that, it's just a matter of finishing your project!
I kept things simple by using the Happy Days die to create a small shaped card and decorated.
No, this die set wasn't designed to be a shaped card, but it's easy! Check out my blog for the instructions on that!
Using this partial stamping technique really stretches how you can use your stamps and dies!
If you give this technique a try using LDRS Creative products, be sure to share your project with us in the Facebook Group! Go ahead and tag me in it so I'll be sure to see it!
If you haven't already, make sure you check out our newest releases!! They are incredible!
Don't forget to check out my blog to learn how to make the base of this card using the Happy Days die!
See you soon!