Today I have a video tutorial over at Altenew which I am also sharing here. The video below shows how to create a retro stamped look using the Simple Flowers set and then a second example with the Coffee Love set. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
Starting out with my first card using the Simple Flowers set, I masked off three squares on a panel of white card. I then stamped images from the Simple Flowers set on post it notes, trimmed these out and laid these masks within the squares.
With all the masking now in place I blended inks in to the background of each square, from left to right, Evening Gray, Blush and Warm Sunshine. I then removed the masks and stamped the Simple Flowers images in Mountain Mist, Caramel Toffee, Frayed Leaf and Evening Gray.
I stamped the lovely large Beautiful sentiment from the set spanning the bottom of the right two squares. Finally I blended Mountain Mist in to a scrap of card and stamped and white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment before trimming out and adding with foam adhesive. I mounted the finished panel on a Fog card base.
For my second Coffee Love example, I set out the card in the same way by masking three rectangles. I then stamped images from the Coffee Love set in Intense Black within the rectangles. I used the matching dies to cut masks from post it notes and then blended the backgrounds to the rectangles in Blush, Evening Gray and Warm Sunshine. I stamped a sentiment from Coffee Love spanning across the top of the right two rectangles.
Finally I added some very simple Copic coloring (E44 W3 R12 BG11 G43 YR12) to the images.
I didn’t add any shading as I thought the flat look went well with the retro style. I popped the finished panel on a nice neutral Fog card base.
Here’s the two cards together. I really like the simple retro style with the pop of color.
Watch below or in HD at YouTube.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D