May Technique Challenge--Stamping on the Edge!

May Technique Challenge--Stamping on the Edge!

Karen Wyngaard

The host of the May Technique Challenge is Artist Team member, Roni Johnson. This month I thought it would be fun to encourage you to pull out your stamps and put them to good use. As I was sorting through some of my vintage greeting cards, I noticed that back in the 40's and 50's, many cards had a fancy border along the open edge. I knew I could recreate something similar in just a few short steps--three to be exact!
STAMPING ON THE EDGE
1. Draw a pencil guideline along the open edge of the card. (This assists in lining up the stamped images. It doesn't necessarily have to be a straight line as you will see in a couple of the finished card samples at the end of the post). 2. Stamp images along the guideline using one or more colors of ink. (You can stamp images with artwork just touching, or if you prefer, images can overlap slightly with the help of a mask.) 3. Trim paper from the open edge with scissors or a craft knife and cutting mat.
Stamping on the Edge Technique Challenge Color Me Happy stamps.
The result? A card with a fancy stamped border that you can finish as desired. The following examples are just a few ways you might choose to decorate the card.
Stamping on the Edge Technique Challenge Cherry Blossoms stamps
Stamping on the Edge Technique Challenge Cherry Blossoms stamps.
Stamping on the Edge Technique Challenge Color Me Happy images, Succulents sentiment stamp.
A contrasting panel added to the inside of the card can help the fancy edge stand out.
Stamping on the Edge Technique Challenge Delft stamps.
Stamping on the Edge Technique Challenge Cherry Blossoms stamps.
I had a lot of fun playing with this technique. Now it's your turn to give it a try. Be sure to share your creations via the Linky Party below for your chance to win a Club Scrap gift certificate!
STAMPING ON THE EDGE LINKY PARTY

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