January 3, 2012

Tuesday Tips or Techniques-Motion

Welcome to my new line-up for my blog posts. Tuesday's will now be called "Tuesday Tips or Techniques". I will either tell you about a new tip or show you a technique. For my card today, I will be demonstrating "Motion" for you.


 I am using the "D is for Dog Stamp Set" and you can complete this technique with any type of stamp that would show motion..such as animals, vehicles, toys...etc!

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardstock
  • Ink Pad
  • Stamp of choice
Step 1:

Ink your stamp and stamp to the right of your cardstock piece. In this sample, I created a square that measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". I turned my cardstock piece so that it sits diagonally and used Soft Suede Ink to ink up my dog image.

Step 2:

Without re-inking your stamp, move over about 1/2" to the left of the stamped image and stamp again. By not re-inking you are stamping a less ink-intensive image.

Step 3:

Repeat Step 2 to create a 3rd stamped image, this one even lighter than the other two. You may choose to keep inking but the card I am creating today only required 3 stamped images. That's all there is to "Motion"! Quite simple huh?

This is the card I created for today's "Motion" card. I sent this card to a fellow demo Ann Schach, who's dog had surgery a few weeks ago and yes, everything turned out okay for Ann & Brody!

Doesn't it look like this dog is actually moving on the cardstock layer? I can almost see a happy dog wagging his tail as he strolls on by!

I hope that you have enjoyed this technique today and that you will try this on your own. I would love to hear about your results! Here are the remainder of the supplies used:

Supplies for card:
  • Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Crumb Cake Soft Suede
  • Inks: Soft Suede, Craft White
  • Stamps: D for Dog, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Tools: Edgelits **NEW**, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, 1/2" Stitched Poly Poppy Parade Ribbon
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  1. Thank you for sharing this technique - need to find a way to actually use it with what I have. Your card is darling - thanks for sharing - and looking forward the new tips/techniques on Tuesdays!

  2. Brody and I are looking at this card right now! It is such a fun and happy card! I love your new feature, Debbie!


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