Badges & Banners
Using techniques can help in making a success of your handmade card. There are many ways to use our stamp pads and patterned paper, that it can get over complicated easily. If you have ever wanted to create a background with a special look, then I hope you like this card. For today’s project, I am bringing attention to a different way to create an interesting background. This week at the What Will You Stamp challenge, we are stamping with Badges & Banners stamp set. Be sure to go over to the page and check out all of the Design Team’s cards this week and if you are up to a challenge…. add a photo of your card as well!
Badges & Banners stamp set
To create a unique look, I chose to create a watercolor wash directly on the card base and use a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP in the background. The light wash draws the eye outward while the lines in the DSP bring it back to the focal point. Dropping spots of color into the wash echo the die cut circle and patterned paper holding the stamped images. Kinda like a road map, huh? That’s exactly how it was designed.
Here’s a tip when creating a watercolor wash: To keep it looking natural, go light with the color and build up layers until you have the look you choose. Don’t be afraid to add dots of color with the point of the Aquapainter for interest.
Badges & Banners
Special thanks go out to Charlet for stamping the images for me to use in today’s project. Badges & Banners is a beauty of a stamp set but not one that I own yet. I like best the image of the bird cage and hello banner. Having the punches on hand helps to cut away the images in a flash. The lines in the DSP strip were chosen to echo the lines on the bird cage and help to create depth. My favorite part of this project is the hand drawn images that match the hand painted look of the flowers in the DSP. Did you notice the Mini Sequin Trim doubling as a chain for the bird cage?
measurements for this project
Thick Whisper White card base: 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″ + scrap for stamped images
Whole Lot of Lovely DSP strip: 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ + scrap for die cut
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. Thanks for stopping by today.
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