Shaped Bold Prints Backgrounds
Hi friends! Now that summer is back with a VENGEANCE here in Central Texas, I'm back to my fiery orange vs. cool blue color schemes in my designs.
I wanted to show you a way to stretch all the beautiful Bold Prints cling backgrounds that Hero Arts has by turning them into shaped elements on your cards.
There are a number of ways you can do this - you can use your Infinity Dies in any shape to create a positive or negative mask, and stamp your background into the opening that leaves. If you stamp the negative space around a circle mask for example, you leave a blank, circular opening in the pattern for a focal image and/or sentiment.
You can use masking tape to create striped openings that you can stamp over to create patterns that alternate with blank space.
I will admit to having an EXTREME affinity for any text style Bold Prints stamp. My most used Bold Print that never leaves my desk is the Script Bold Prints. I use it on nearly every card and always in my art journal. I have promised to dramatically faint if it ever retires.
So I might have squealed REALLY LOUDLY when I saw the beautiful new Calligraphy Bold Prints! I'd love script stamps in many, many languages, and this stunning brush character stamp is stunning. I have a little tip for you on using it in the right orientation at the end of the post.
I used 3" Post-it Tape that I tore in half, and I masked off the right and left sides of my card panel. Then I ink blended Splash and Purple Galaxy Reactive inks onto the opening - the Purple Galaxy darkens the edges. I put that card panel onto my Sticky Mat in my MISTI, and then stamped the Calligraphy stamp over it in Intense Black ink. The reveal was more fun than I can describe.
I love asemic writing, and so I often stamp script sideways and upside down, but for those occasions when you want to stamp the stamp in the orientation it's meant to be in, here's my tip. Take a Sharpie and compare the stamp to the catalog, and write TOP on the cling foam of the stamp so it's easy to orient!
I hope this card has brightened your day! Have a great weekend.
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