Layering stamps can be a challenge to use in a project. Often times the results are not what was imagined for a project and we are hard on ourselves and our craft skills. One way I have discovered in using the layering stamps is to not layer them at all. Most stamps, whether they are designed to layer colors, can stand being stamped as is on your card. But when you feel the need, layering stamps can give great results. My advice in using them is to dump the stress somewhere else, not on yourself, and get to know your products before you commit to producing certain results.
While attending OnStage, I received the new stamp set Oh So Eclectic in Prize Patrol. While I am pleased as punch to play with new stamps, I first took time to get to know this stamp set. Starting out with seeing which stamps pair together and which ones can be used alone, I discovered they can all be used alone, but with different finished results. The bottom layer stamps (larger and less detail) are not solid images. Instead, they lend a mottled look that looks nice in both first and second generations of stamped ink. When placing the outline stamp over the base layer, I am liking the look of a lighter shade of ink that is given from “stamping off” the first generation of ink and using what is left on the stamp to bring to my card stock. For examples of how I discovered the stamping results, have a look at the below photos.
The left column is first generation ink, the second column is second generation. In the last photo, I even went to a third generation, which gives a hint of color, much more like a soft watercolored look.
For making this project, I chose to keep it simple with the stamp I felt most comfortable using. This small flower is easy to line up with the base layer and gives nice looking results. I stamped with Soft Sky and paired it with Lemon Lime Twist (NEW COLOR!) and Basic Black. This may not have been a color combination I would choose by looking at a paper, but when paired with a Basic Gray card stock card base, it all comes together. The small cluster stamps are a great way to create interest in making the background in a modern and easy way. Overall, I am really liking this stamp set and look forward to getting the matching set of dies to give more crafty possibilities.
measurements for this project
Basic Gray: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock panel: 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Whisper White card stock scrap for a fussy cut leaf sprig
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