Urban Mermaid Designs

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Stamped-All Over Easter Card

I was inspired by the look of some a new home decor trends to create this monochrome, mini-stamped Easter Card. 
I started by sketching a hare freehand onto a large piece of multi-media paper. I used this silhouette I found on Google for reference. If you don't feel comfortable drawing free-hand, you could print out a silhouette and trace it.  

I then assembled all of my mini stamps. I would highly recommend using an acrylic rod or several rather than an acrylic block when working with minis. You can attach a mini stamp to both ends and just stamp directly into the ink pad for speed. You will find that the image builds up really quickly,
CLOSE UP: Hand stamped paper. You build up the image gradually. I couldn't resist hiding a few fairies in with the flowers. 
I mounted the bunny onto some paper and card and then added a bit of bling with a flower I had harvested from an old necklace!

 To finish I highlighted some of the daisy centres with yellow. You could colour in each flower if you wanted, but I was going for a monochrome effect.
I printed the sentiment out and then went round it with a white pen to give a chalkboard effect.

White, black A4 card
Mini stamps: various brands incl. Prima, Cardio (Enchanted Garden)
Black stamping ink
Flower embellishment
Rusty Pickle Princess Bride 12" paper
Majestix Acrylic Stamping Rods
White Posca Pen

Addicted to Stamps - Not a Square Card + Stamps 16/5


Lynne K said...

A very clever and striking design! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


brenda said...

My apologies as I failed to realise you had stamped over the image, clever idea.

B x

Karin Lovise said...

What a cool and stylish card. A cool way to make your own pattern paper. Thank you so much for joining the hobbygarasjen challenge. Hugs from Karin Lovise

Julia said...

Love how this card become!
Thank you for sharing!
Dt Julia, Hobbygarasjen

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

This is really adorable and I love your idea of the silhouette stamped with mini stamps!
Thank you for entering it to our black & white + one colour challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

ionabunny said...

Lovely idea with the silhouette and mini stamps. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

Susanne Rose said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us over at the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

Sue said...

I really like this, and well done you for drawing your own hare! I also 'harvest' bits of broken jewelry (and so does my Mum bless her). Thank you for joining us at Rubber Dance, and have a fun week. Sue xx

Alex H. said...

What a great way to use handstamped paper... really like this card! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps!
;-) Alex H.

linda said...

such a creative easter card; i love the stamping and colours! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x