This week Vicki Dutcher and I are hosting the Mod Squad Challenge. Our challenge to you is to make a one layer birthday card. Just one layer, no cheating.
One of our sponsors is the wonderful stamp company
Kitchen Sink Stamps offers us a discount CODE: ModSquad15.
These stamps are amazing. Most have a multi-stamp feature that lets you get great detail in your images using several colors. There is real dimension with a 3-D effect! And one of the best features of this stamp company is that there are color recipes for most of the multi-step stamps, so you don't have to guess what colors to use. There are even alternative colors if you don't have the inks that are suggested. Maria from Kitchen Sink Stamps is a member of our Mod Squad Challenge Facebook Group so feel free to say Hi or ask any questions.
A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store.
You can pick your own goodies and there are lots of choices!
Here is a sample for you:
A trick to making an image look more dimensional is to use a very light color to add shadows. On this card I used the Kitchen Sink Stamp Set 3-Step Butterflies. There are 3 separate stamps used on each butterfly, with each stamp using a progressively darker color. Then I took a gray alcohol marker and outlined the image just in the places where shadows would be. The result is that the image looks dimensional, but is really only one layer.
Here is a close up so you can see the shadowing.
GKD White Heavyweight Card Stock
GKD Ocean Mist Card Stock
Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-Step Butterflies Stamp Set
Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-Step Baseball Stamp Set for Greeting
Tim Holtz Multi Media 2 Die
GKD Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea & Blue Denim Inks
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Blog Challenge and play along. I can't wait to see your wonderful creations!! Oh, and I adore your comments!