Monday 4 August 2014

Stampotique - SDC 158 Challenge and a tutorial!

Hi everyone

The sun is shining here today and Ivan is out cutting the lawn so I thought I would nip inside and share this tutorial and challenge entry I made yesterday.

Here is my card for the Stampotique STC 158 challenge.  The challenge was Black and White with a pop of colour……..

I have used my cute little Ignis stamp again as you can see.  I had to share a tutorial for this one as I used a masking technique and made this an easel card which I thought would be useful to explain in more detail.

I had the idea to use the black and white to depict my crowd of Ignis folk who look all the same and just a tiny bit boring and then with a pop of colour suddenly a whole new and fabulous Ignis appears……..I know, I know ……strange how these little ideas pop into my head ;-)

Here is my video tutorial:

and here is the cutting guide as promised:

Cutting Guide:

Easel Card Base (White):  11 1/2" x 5 3/4" scored at 2 7/8" and 5 3/4" with the card in the landscape position
White card: 5 3/4" square
Black card: 5 1/4" x 5 1/2"
White Card: 5 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Black Card Strip: 5 3/4" x 1 1/2"
White Card Strip: 5 3/4" x 1 1/4"

Ink colours:  Ranger Black Archival, Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Festive Berries
The Ignis Kisses Stamp is from Stampotique and is by Magda Polacow.  You can order it here if you are in the UK……..Or here if you are in the USA

You could easily achieve this look with other stamps you may have in your collection.  I hope you give it a go.

See you again soon with some more fun with Rubber Dance Stamps…..Next week it is my turn to feature on the Rubber Dance Blog so keep watching for the sneak peek coming soon ;-)

Have a fab week and thank you for popping by X


  1. This is wonderful! That's a serious bit of masking you've accomplished here. I love Ignis. I really must get her.

    1. Thanks Julie - she is a cutie. I have just ordered another in the Ignis range amongst a few other treats so I am post watching right now!!!

  2. This easel card with its random pops of color just makes me smile, Helen! I love how you have used Magda's Ignis stamp to create a crowd of ordinary people...only to introduce the art of being unique! Brilliant! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

    1. Thanks Kay - I loved this challenge! x

  3. Great card and I enjoyed the video seeing how you made the crowd!
    Thank you for joining us at stampotique designers challenge

    1. Thanks Jackie - I must confess to not being the worlds greatest stamper as I have a tendency to rush and get ink everywhere so this one really challenged my skills!

  4. It's a fab card and brilliant masking. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampotique.

  5. Fabulous card, love the masked stamping you have done an amazing job, love the message :-) xxx

  6. This is fabulous, Helen! Made me chuckle. Love the way you used touches of colors and made t he one "unique!"

    1. Hi Winnie, I had fun making this one - sometimes an idea just really flows and this was one of them! I have just ordered some more Stampotique stamps so I think I will be stalking the postman over the coming days!!! Hugs Helen x


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