World Card Making Day 2014 – How to Get Dimension When Stamping

by | October 3rd, 2014 | 41

World Card Making Day 2014 with the Clearsnap Creative Team

We’re so excited to be celebrating World Card Making Day 2014 with you!! We’re kicking off the celebration today with cards, cards, and more cards from our Creative Team to inspire you and spark your mojo! Make sure you check out the Official World Card Making Day site to submit your work and enter to win an amazing prize pack from the WCMD 2014 sponsors (like us!).  Today, Tami Sanders is sharing a way to get more dimension when stamping on your cards: 

Hi! Hostess Tami here with a Thank You card to share; one featuring flowers in shadow. You can create dimension in your stamping projects just by layering your inks…

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The first layer of the card was a light spritz of Grape ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink Spray! by Stephanie Barnard on white cardstock. Then, once dry, a large flower was inked using the matching Grape ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink by Stephanie Barnard and stamped all over the cardstock to make the next layer.

Next, comes the “shadow”. The feature floral design was stamped using Dragonfly Black ColorBox® Classic Pigment Ink and embossed using ColorBox® Clear Embossing Powder. The black ink really stands out against the background, and the shine from the embossing powder contrasts with the matte background design.

The final layer was the sentiment, stamped using the Dragonfly Black Pigment Ink and embossed using the Clear Embossing Powder on a scrap of the spritzed cardstock. The stamped sentiment was cut out, inked around the edges with the Dragonfly Black Pigment Ink and adhered using 3D Squares.

To add a little more dimension, the card front was matted on black cardstock before being adhered to a white cardstock card. I hope you enjoyed these tips on how ot get more dimension when stamping your cards!


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About Tami Sanders

Ink, paper and glue are a few of my favorite things. I enjoy working with a variety of mediums, and don’t really have a set “style”; fresh, graphic or vintage, I like them all.  Likewise, I also find creating a variety of projects challenging. I design scrapbook pages, cards, mixed media projects, altered books, jewelry and more. I have taught scrapbooking and paper crafting classes locally as well as at regional and national conventions. Sharing the joy of inking and paper crafting feeds my creative soul. You can usually find me scouring estate sales and flea markets on the weekends hunting for unique tidbits and trinkets to use in my classes and for my projects. I'm excited to be rejoining the Clearsnap Design Team. I am fortunate to have worked with Clearsnap for over 10 years.

41 Responses to World Card Making Day 2014 – How to Get Dimension When Stamping

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    Such a pretty card
    all in blue!
    Carla from Utah

  2. Carla Hundley says:

    Couldn’t leave a message
    on Denise Hahn’s blog
    at this time. No updated
    Carla from Utah

  3. Terri Burson says:

    Looking forward to this hop! I know you all are super talented!

  4. Ann says:

    Love the shadow effect with the grape inks and then the pop of black with the floral stemmed image. Very creative and adds lots of interest.

  5. Jennifer L. says:

    What a lovely, shimmery card! Lots of layers yet too bulky.

  6. Sara Vukson says:

    That is one pretty purple card.

  7. barbara macaskill says:

    What a cool card!! I love that you only used two colors yet got such an impact out of them!!! TFS!

  8. Robin Buchholz says:

    Beautiful card, love the colors! Thanks for a great blog hop.

  9. jpscraps says:

    Thanks so much for the tips! Your card is beautiful!

  10. Ava Gavloski says:

    Thanks for sharing the love of the industry with creative artists worldwide, appreciate your leadership

  11. Ava Gavloski says:

    Thanks for sharing a great technique

  12. Janet Cobb says:

    Wow, the black “shadow” just jumps right off the card! Beautiful!

  13. Heather Thompson says:

    Great hop, awesome cards, fabulous talent. Enjoy WCMD!!! keep being creative!

  14. marybeth says:

    All of these projects are great inspiration

  15. KVNoble says:

    Very nice web site, glad I found you. 8)

  16. Jenne lamb says:

    Love the layers of color!

  17. Linsey says:

    How lovely Tami! Wonderful stamping technique–it adds so much interest and I love the blue hues you chose! Superb card and tfs your inspiration today!!!

  18. ellen s says:

    I love the purple! The pop of black really sets it off, too.

  19. LOVE the purple! I really like the stamped background!

  20. Tina says:

    I love anything purple, and the layered flowers are very pretty

  21. michelegeorgern says:

    This inspired me. Headed downstairs to create.

  22. michelegeorgern says:

    This simple technique inspired me. I’m headed downstairs to create now!

  23. michelegeorgern says:

    Feeling inspired and headed downstairs to create. However, I’ve tried to post three times and it didn’t take…

    • michelegeorgern says:

      Ooops! Too embarrassed. Now they all showed up. I hope that you delete the extras ;-)

  24. Deb Jennings says:

    Great card. Simple but elegant. Love the shadow technique.

  25. Brittany Tucker says:

    Love the card! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Candy says:

    I like this layering technique. Not sure I could do this as well as is shown here. Love the composition and the inspiration!

  27. Liz Mcallister says:

    Loving all the wonderful ideas and techniques today!

  28. Pamscrapsalot says:

    having fun making cards that I can’t seem to upload????

  29. marylouh says:

    The card is so pretty. Love the depth of the stamping and coloring.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.
    happy WCMD

  30. Janis in ID says:

    LOVE this purple card!!! It is so pretty and dreamy!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  31. Teresa Godines says:

    Love the colors. Beautiful card.

  32. Katie B. says:

    Love the background spray and then stamping with the matching colorbox ink – I did not know you have matching inks!! Great card. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  33. karenladd says:

    I am a huge fan of Clearsnap products from way back and am loving all the wonderful projects! The sprays are wonderful!

  34. shartl says:

    I am familiar with the Clearsnap ink pads but haven’t ever tried the sprays and would love to! The background effects are so pretty.

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