Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cards with Marianne Border Stamps

Hello hello everyone! How are you? This is Deepti Stephens and today I'll be showing you How to Use Border Stamps in a Fun and Creative Way. It's a kind of lengthy post - so many cards and so many pics in one post so just grab a cup of coffee or anything you like, relax and enjoy reading this post. :)

Today I'm going to show you six card designs made by using Marianne Stamps. Did you check them at the shop? No? Go and check after reading the post! These stamps are a must to have in your stash because they are pocket friendly, so versatile and they have great designs too. Let me show you the stamps first that are in stock now.. 

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Look at them! They are so wonderful isn't it? I chose Border Stamp - Arrows and made cards out of this stamp set. I'll be showing you how you can use these border stamps in a fun and different way. Always remember 'Imagination is more important than knowledge' :)

Here I sponged the background with mustard seed distress ink and stamp the reel image with mustard seed and grey inks. 

I stamped the reel image on to some Neenah Solar White Card Stock with Archival Jet Black Ink

Then I masked off the edges with post it notes and stamped small images from different stamp set.

I then fussy cut it out and adhered it on to the card base.

Finally stamped the sentiment from Technique tuesday, I bent the sentiment at an angel and stamped just to add a little bit of interest to my card.

Here is the second one! I simply masked the edges of the card stock and stamped the arrows with Black Soot Distress Ink.

And stamped the sentiment from Altenew - Super Script 2 on to some Neenah Card Stock with Hero Arts Neon Pink Ink and fussy cut it and adhered it on to the card base.

I love how this card turned out! The splotchy stamping, colors and everything is funky about this card :)

Here comes the next! I simply placed one of the stamps on to the acrylic block upside down - i.e., the details of the stamps facing the acrylic block and the solid portion looking upwards. 

And stamped on to the card stock with pigment inks

So cool! Isn't it? Here is another one made with the same technique - a kind of color block pattern :)

I used pigments inks for stamping again!

You can also make plaid pattern or any fancy pattern you like.

Here is the next one! I ink blended the background with Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. After finishing the blending I stamped the checks pattern repeatedly on the background with Picked Raspberry distress ink.

Look at that cool tone on tone background! (Y) Finally stamped the sentiment with Archival Jet Black Ink.

Here comes the last one -  the most funkiest mixed media kind of card! I didn't know that it would turn out like this :) It's one of the craziest cards ever that I made! LOL!

I partially stamped the diamond pattern with Versamark ink and heat set it with Zing White Embossing Powder. Then I ink smooshed the background with distress inks.

I stamped the sentiment on vellum and adhered it on to the card base. I rubbed the versamark ink on one side of the panel and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

And that's it! I hope I gave you some ideas on how to use these stamps and I hope you got inspired. 
Thank you so much for stopping by. See you soon :)

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  1. These are awesome stamps and so versatile! Your cards are wonderful Deepti! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. Wow beautiful cards and fun techniques......

  3. Awesome cards and beautiful ways of using the stamps!!!

  4. Wowzers Deepti. Great cards and loved the way you do masking and stamping. :)

  5. Wow this is so cool Deepti, all cards are beautiful dear :) so much fun & such innovative methods :)

  6. Beautiful cards Deepti ..very creative use of border stamps !!

  7. Beautiful your imagination..

  8. Wow very beautiful cards! Amazing creativity to make cards just out of border stamps! Thanks for sharing the steps as well Deepti :)

  9. So many different ways to use the stamp !Loved the techniques and card you shared deept ..and the last one is my Favorite !

  10. Wow lovely ways to use the border stamps! I especially love the tiny images stamped on the first card using masking technique! and beautiful colour combos with gold touch on the last card! Thanks for sharing :)


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