Are you familiar with the Retiform technique? I learned about it recently when I received a gorgeous card made in this style. Apparently the technique has been around for years- maybe it's time for it to make a comeback!
Here are the dimensions of material I used.
Card Stock Card Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White: 3 3/4" x 5"
To make these cards, I started with the piece of Whisper White card stock and a pile of sticky notes! You mask off one area at a time and blend ink lightly around the edges. Then you stamp your images in the same area. When you move to the next area you have to cover your just stamped part as well as mask off your next space. In the examples above I used the Gather Together and Way To Goat stamp sets. In the video I used Snowman Season and Perfectly Plaid. The options for stamps are endless!
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You can watch this video to see the process from start to finish.
On one photo at the top of this post (on the goats), I added 1/8" strips to help define the sections. My personal preference is to have visible white space between each section or to have the dividers but, there is a third option. You can have your blending from each section meet. To do this you would just cover the edge of your blending on each section without any extra white space. It's all what you like best.
I hope you will grab a stamp set and try this! It is really quite easy and makes a great card!
Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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