POST EDITED: I just found out where this technique originated from after I posted this. I want to give Lydia Fiedler credit as she is the one that started this technique....thanks Lydia!
What is stamp etching? It's when you add your own hand-drawn lines to an existing stamp image. Look closely at the two coffee cups from the Perfect Blend stamp set:
Although this stamp image does contain some of it's own vertical lines, I've added more on each side of the cups horizontally. I'll show you how I achieved this.
You will need:
- Whisper White Cardstock
- StazOn Jet Black Ink
- Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Stamp your image using the StazOn Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I used the masking technique and stamped two cups. Notice the existing lines on the inside of each cup:
Using your marker, add horizontal lines along both sides of your cups. Notice the cup on the left-hand side where I've added lines to the left side of the cup:
Continue to add lines until both sides of each cup are completed. Make sure to include the lids also:
I added flowers to each cup and etched all of the petals also. My next step was to cut my cardstock using the Circles Collection Framelits Dies. I used the 2nd largest non-scalloped circle:
I then layered the circle over a larger circle cut with Basic Black Cardstock and finally, using the scalloped circle, made my card base. I'll show you how in the next photo:
Cut two circles (I used Marina Mist Cardstock). Using one circle, score and fold the top. I measured down about an inch to make my score line. Once you've folded on your score line, glue the top 1" scored portion to scallop #2:
Here's the very front of the card:
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