The Hero Arts line of Bold Prints cling stamps can be used in many different ways than just background images. One way to change up the look is to create a mask, then stamp the Bold Print image to eliminate a portion of the background. Today I've used the Floral Mandala Bold Prints to demonstrate this technique.
I began the card by creating a watercolor background using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I like the hard edges watercolor can create so the method I used was to scribble some color on a piece of acetate, spritz it with water and then press it onto my watercolor paper. I did this several times being careful not move the acetate around too much, so I would end up with some splotches that would create those hard edges I was looking for.
Once the watercolor was completely dry, I created a circle mask using Nesting Circle Infinity Dies and stamping mask paper. I placed the mask over the watercolor background and then stamped the Floral Mandala Bold Prints over the top with VersaMark ink. Then I sprinkled some White Embossing Powder over the image. But before I heat embossed the image, I removed the mask to make sure I would end up with a clean line along the masked edge. Then I continued with the heat embossing.
Next, I mounted the watercolor panel to a piece of white cardstock, leaving about a 1/8th inch border, and then adhered that to a dark pool folded card.
And finally for the sentiment I decided to combine messages from the Birthday Hugs and Kisses and Hand Drawn Everyday Messages stamp sets. To tie in with the black stamped sentiment, I scattered a few black embellishments to finish off the card.
What are some different ways that you use your large background stamps? I'd love to hear!
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