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Selective Stamping for a Clean and Simple Card

by Jessica Frost-Ballas April 22, 2020 12 Comments

Good morning! Jess here with a fun technique to create a clean and simple card!  My card might be a bit more than a standard CAS card but you could easily replicate this design and keep it as intricate or simple as you'd like.

I wanted to use the Bookcase Peek-A-Boo Parts stamp but I was in a bit of a rush and knew I didn't have time to color the full A2 sized stamp...so I decided to just stamp about a third of it onto a panel of Hero Hues Dove White cardstock with Intense-ified Black Ink. Then, just because, I stamped some of my favorite cat silhouettes from Luna the Halloween Cat with the same ink. I also stamped a sentiment from Hand-Drawn Everyday Messages and blasted it quickly with my heat gun to make sure all the ink was dry.

Next I colored the bookshelf in rainbow order using Copic markers. I always admire those Pinterest-y photos where all the books are organized by color but I think it would drive me nuts in person to not be able to quickly find a book by the title or author! But on a card, anything goes! ;) I kept my shading simple and just used one or two markers for each book. And again you could make this REALLY clean and simple and leave off coloring the bookshelves or just selectively color a few books or the plant!

And that's it! I love the full Bookcase Peek-A-Boo Parts stamp but it's also fun to use it in an unconventional way like this...almost makes it seem like you have two totally different sets! :) Thanks so much for stopping by today and have an amazing day!

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12 Responses

Patsy
Patsy

May 04, 2020

Love this idea! I have them all but I’ve put off using any of the peek-a boo sets because I didn’t feel like doing all the coloring. At best, I would do the spotlight thing. I like your idea a lot and especially the rainbow coloring. That really simplifies things. Thanks for sharing!

 Dot  Tucker
Dot Tucker

April 23, 2020

Your card of the bookshelf was delightful, so realistic. We have avid readers in our family, so easy to share this.
Reading is becoming a lost art in some areas. Thank you.

Dot Tucker
Dot Tucker

April 23, 2020

The bookshelf is one of a kind, looks so real. We have avid readers in our family, so
easy to send this card. Reading is becoming a past art. Thank you.

josmary
josmary

April 23, 2020

what a beautiful card. how did i miss this stamp set. i love books and this stamp is gorgeous going in my cart in next months release

KC Wong
KC Wong

April 23, 2020

Ooo – got me thinking – what if you stamped the whole thing, and then cut it in “half” in a fun shape! Then it’s a twofer!
LOVE what you did – so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Swanlady21
Janet Swanlady21

April 23, 2020

This is so cool! Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary k
Mary k

April 22, 2020

I love this card! And love the kitty! Super smart design, so elegant.
Thank you for sharing & take care ❤️

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

April 22, 2020

Clever idea and terrific card!

nancy f
nancy f

April 22, 2020

Love that you used Luna the Cat!!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

April 22, 2020

I love the idea of using only a part of the stamp. The cats are perfect too. Thanks for the great ideas. Love this card.

Kel Berg
Kel Berg

April 22, 2020

that card looks amazing! you stamped the books so cleanly and yet only used some of the stamp that is incredible! and you can’t see the books behind that cats! adding the cats was great! you should tutorial this.

Marie Siler
Marie Siler

April 22, 2020

This is a wonderful card. I love your use of color and the entire design. Thank you.