In the Fall Winter 08 Idea Book & Catalog, there are a lot of "silhouette" stamps. This stamp here is from the set Upsy Daisy. I won this set at Convention. Here's a picture of Missi and me during that happy moment! (Click)
I made this card for, yeah, you guessed it, a swap. I did up 16 of these.
First I stamped the Daisy image in Pacific point then inked the image with Bashful Blue and stamped again just to the right. I didn't use a Stamp-a-ma-jig, but it came out pretty good! This technique is called Shadowing. So basically what you do with Shadowing is take your image and stamp in a darker color first. Then take a lighter color and stamp the same image off to the side just a bit. It makes a "shadow". Very easy! This technique works best with solid images as opposed to line art images.
Notice the big oval in the corner. That's the new Wide Oval punch. It doesn't have a "mate" so, I just punched the same oval, but in a different color and then layered it offset. I think it does the job. lol
I stamped on Glossy White. I think it's the best cardstock for bold images. The image doesn't come out with white splotches. It's a nice even image.
Here's the recipe for this card:
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Sanded
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Glossy White
Ink: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue
Ribbon: Light Blue Gingham
Tools: Wide Oval Punch, paper piercer
If you have any questions about this card or need more specific directions, feel free to contact me at Michelle@stampworkshop.com