Today I would like to show you how to add some texture and dimension to your stamping, to create some interesting effects! In the photo above, you'll notice a protruding branch that adds dimension to the Memory Box Nesting Birds stamp I used. Here's how I created it:
Coloring the nest first, provides a base of color so the white cardstock doesn't peak through our final finished image. The birds were colored with Copic R00, R01, T1 & T3 markers. I didn't have just the right color of Flower Soft I wanted to use for the branch, so I combined Flower Soft's Ultra Fine Black & Toffee colors together to make my own custom color!
If you haven't tried Flower Soft's new Ultra Fine line, I think you will be very pleased with the different texture these create! Next, I cut a piece of Flower Soft Wire to the length I wanted, to form the branch. The Flower Soft Glue is the best type of adhesive for this technique, as it is thick, stays where it is applied and latches on to the Flower Soft material fabulously! I applied the glue to the wire and then sprinkled on my mixed Ultra Fine Flower Soft.
For the nest, I also used the Flower Soft Glue to outline the stamped nest and form some "twigs" for dimension -- then I sprinkled on the Toffee Ultra Fine Flower Soft.
To create more texture, I used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser to rough up the edges of the piece of Webster's Pages Petite Papers-Hollywood Vogue background paper I adhered to a Memory Box Licorice notecard, using Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares. The foam squares were also used to raise the stamped image and create more dimension.
Part of a Zva Jet black swirl frame adds even more texture (and bling!) to finish this card that could be used for either an anniversary, wedding or general love occasion!
Thanks for stopping by the CLASSroom today ~ hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~ Sharon
Stamps: Memory Box Nesting Birds
Paper: Webster's Pages Petite Papers-WonderFALL & Hollywood Vogue, Neenah Natural White cardstock, Memory Box Licorice notecard
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: E31, R00, R01, T1, T3
Accessories: Flower Soft Ultra Fine-Black & Toffee, Flower Soft Glue, Flower Soft Wires, Zva Jet black swirl frame, Tonic Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares,