Neith"s Crafty Creations - image created with Club Scrap DigiDeluxe Refresh and Serengeti Kits

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

Have you ever had just the one perfect ink pad for a project but needed more than one color? What about an entire palette of perfect shades but you need a more subtle background piece? Or just a pale background without the right pale ink pads? Ever had the impulse to create the look of motion in your stamped piece? Well Multi-Generational Stamping may be just the thing for you!

A First Generation image is when you ink your stamp and stamp directly onto your project. A Second Generation image is when you ink that stamp, stamp one onto your project or scratch paper and then stamp onto your project without reinking. Third Generation stamping is when you stamp a third time without reinking, and so on. You can vary how much ink you remove with each stage by varying the pressure that you apply.

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With this project, the background is made with only one stamp and one ink pad! The same Ranger Adirondack Rust Ink Pad was used to distress and shade the other two papers and their images were stamped with Ranger's Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

The stamps are all from Club Scrap Fossils 8/04 as are the two smaller papers. The background paper is Club Scrap DIY 2003's Kraft.

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On this card I wanted to use my inks at full strength on the piece with the coffee cup, but more subtly for the background matting. To do so, I applied the inks, full strength, direct from the pad to the edges of the smaller piece and then inked the coffee stain stamp with the same inks but first stamped them lightly on scrap paper to get a Second Generation image.

I used Club Scrap Ivory Elegance 12/06 papers in Ivory, Beige, Dark Brown, & Light Brown along with the Mocha Java 11/02 Sr Woodmounted Stamps & Birthday Wood Mounted Stamp. The inks are Clearsnap's Fluid Chalk Ink Pad in Alabaster and Ranger's Adirondack Ink Pads in Caramel, Espresso, Ginger, and Latte.

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This card uses only Second Generation stamping for the full background and a separate ink for the sentiment. I wanted the leaves very subtle, so I pressed hard when I did the First Generation stamping on my scratch paper.

I used Club Scrap Ivory Elegance 12/06 papers in Ivory, Beige, Dark Brown, & Light Brown along with Autumn Splendor 10/04's unmounted stamps and Refresh 2/07's Delicate Forest Paper Leaf. The inks are Clearsnap's Fluid Chalk Ink Pad in Alabaster and Ranger's Adirondack Ink Pads in Caramel, Espresso, Ginger, and Latte.

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This card is just one example of using Multi-Generational Stamping to create a slight illusion of motion. Stamp your image at full strength and stamp subsequent generations behind it until the image is very much faded away. You can overlap the image or have them separated, even add motion striping if you wish!

This card uses Club Scrap Wheel & Sprocket 8/06's unmounted stamps combined with Refresh 2/07 Greetings to Go and papers in Light Blue, Dark Blue, Light Green, and Dark Green. The inks used are Ranger's Adirondack Ink Pad in Stream and Archival Ink Pads in Cobalt, Library Green, & Teal.

2 comments:

Hetty said...

Hello Neith! Here a comment from The Netherlands!! I love your creations and you have made wonderful cards, eye candy!!! And also for people who are not so much of a stamper there are wonderful references!For sure I will be back to check out your blog.
Happy Creating,Hetty

Goofykiddo ;) said...

Love them...have to travel to Western MA sometime and scrap with me :) Jennifer