Before we begin, I'm taking shameless advantage of this being a bicycle card to put in one last plug for Mike's Great Cycle Challenge during June. He has right about 40 miles left to go and about $150 left to raise. Tomorrow is the final day of the challenge! If you'd like to read about this effort for childhood cancer research or how you can get involved, here's his team link. Thank you SO MUCH to those who generously donated to this great cause already!
Ok, back to stamping! Couple more finished cards to share today from the Stamparatus techniques post. Guess a smart girl would have made individual posts of each of these, eh? But I can never wait to share, especially when a technique has really WOWed me.
Motion stamping is nothing new, but with the Stamparatus, it's foolproof because your stamp is always in the perfect position for the next image. Because the plate moves instead of the paper, there's no way to mess it up! Check out the original post for more info.
Works great for a car, horse, plan or bicycle stamp, of course, but what other ways can we use this moveable hinge technique? (which, by the way, is exclusive to the Stamparatus over other positioning tools.) Well, turn it sideways and you get some fun ombre fade on any kind of stamp you care to use!
Gradient color is just so restful to the eye. Plus, in this case it only takes one ink pad to seem like three different shades. That's an ombre look anyone can achieve even if your craftroom is SLIGHTLY less stocked than mine : )
I hope you're excited to try this cool motion/ombre look during your next creativity session. I'm off to work on the finishing touches for July's Class of the Month! Can't wait for you all to get a load of this one. See you soon!