Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Velveteen stamping

Hello, friends! So I finally "caught on" to velveteen stamping and I must say, it's quite addicting! It took me a while to finally watch the amazing Shari Carroll demonstrate this technique here, which she stumbled upon quite by accident. A happy accident!


You basically stamp a background in white ink, then stamp over it with some solid stamps and the background shows through with a ghostlike, velvety look. It's pretty cool!

I didn't have the Unicorn ink that Shari used, but went with Papertrey Ink's Fresh Snow which seemed to work well. I used three sizes of the starburst flower from Hero Arts which has a semi solid surface. The largest flower shows the velveteen background the best--much better in person.


I added pops of pink along with the neutral browns and loosely followed one of the Hero Arts sketches for this month's challenge. I rounded off the corners of the card and the sentiment, which was attached with some dimensional tape.

I'd like to try this with different color combos, and I'm looking through my stamps to find more solid surfaces to work with.

Thanks for visiting today! Continue to have a wonderful week!




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15 comments:

  1. This looks great! It's funny because I've been wanting to go back and try this technique too....just haven't gotten around to it quite yet. Looks wonderful!

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  2. Love these stamps so much and you have done a fantastic job with the HA sketch, Donna! The velveteen look shows nicely here.

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  3. Great graphic card! Love the idea...thanks for sharing.

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  4. Gosh, Donna, this turned out beautifully! Love the pops of pretty pink!

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  5. Hello Donna~
    TFS - this is really pretty... love the whole concept of your card.. And that pink pops it out perfectly. Gotta try this technique one of these days, LOL!
    Enjoy your Wednesday~

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  6. I've forgotten about this technique already - thanks for bringing it around again. Love your results, Donna!

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  7. great technique with sketch. I have yet to try this technique.

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  8. Thanks for sharing that technique, I'll have to try it. Beautiful colors and design!

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  9. Donna this is so gorgeous! Love how the velveteen technique worked on this. The colours are soo beautiful too :)

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  10. gorgeous colours together Donna. This is a lovely card.

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  11. So glad that you share this beauty! Congrats on the HA Tweet. I made one and I thought I am the last one playing with this technique as I never did share. Perhaps one of these days :)

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  12. Great design Donna! I love the random bursts of flowers and dots!

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  13. That velveteen look is almost like magic! Beautifully done, Donna!

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  14. Seeing your card, I think I finally understand the technique. Absolutely gorgeous, Donna!

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  15. haven't tried this technique yet, but really like the effect. such a pretty card!

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