Card How-to, Cardmaking

Drawing In Details to Customize Stamp Images

Hello lovely friends. I hope life is treating you kindly. Today I’m sharing my last Halloween Card of the season and another way to stretch that crafting stash.

Last week, I wrote about customizing images by adding details to them with accessory stamps. But, what happens when you don’t have the accessory stamps you need? What then? A quick way to get the image you need is simply by drawing the details yourself. This isn’t as complicated as you may think, even for those that may not be comfortable with drawing.

I created this sexy witch image from the SugarPea Designs set, I Like Big Books, by simply drawing in the hat and masking it before stamping the image. I used pencil and then ink over it to make the hat permanent. If you aren’t comfortable with drawing, you can always trace an image instead of free handing one. My hat is by no means perfect, but it does the job. I further customize the stamp with written words on the spines of the books to make them more witchy. To complete the Halloween theme, I used the sentiments ‘You say Witch like it’s a bad thing’ and ‘Happy Halloween’ from the Simon Says Stamp set, If the Hat Fits.

This stamp could have been used for a number of occasions too and you’re not only limited to the girl’s head. The books she’ sitting on could also be easily swapped for other things like say a Christmas truck, sleigh, pumpkin…

By using this drawing technique, you’ll never run out of option for you stamps and you’ll always have the image you need.

To see how I created this card, you can watch the video here:

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