Keep in mind that I am terrible at keeping things simple...sorry :(. I'm going to work on that! I chose to focus on the Doodlie-do stamp set and using it in three different ways/techniques, from simple to more complex.
My first card uses my supplies in a very basic way, simply stamping the images in ink, and adding a bit of color using Copics or colored pencils. I did add a bit of ink blending on my tag, but that step was done on all three cards...love the look of ink blending.
I used the "Emboss-Resist" technique on my second card...it might be my favorite :). I love this technique, and adding a bit of water at the end to allow your colors to blend even takes it one step further.
I used watercolor cardstock to allow those beautiful colors to blend properly...this makes a big difference. I stamped each image in watermark ink and then coated them with white embossing powder. After the heat was applied and each image set, I sponged on ink and then spritzed my cardstock and watched the magic happen.
I added just a bit of shading with my Zig Clean Color Markers to my large flower and leaves. Really such a fun technique, and moderate in difficulty I think :).
On my last card, I used one of my most favorite techniques and definitely one of the more time-consuming..."Paper-Piecing". I have always loved carefully snipping out the tiniest of pieces and placing them in just the right spot to create a fun, patchwork look, such as on my large bloom here.
Paper-Piecing is a great way to use up your saved scraps and snippets, and really create something unique.
So from a simple technique to a more difficult/spectacular technique, here are three different approaches to the darling Doodlie-do stamp set for you to give a try.
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