Create your most colorfully stamped cards yet with professional cardmaker Laura Bassen. Learn Laura's special masking techniques for clean and simple designs. Then, blend multiple colors for a flawless gradient effect that sets your cards apart, and incorporate modern trends such as ombré into your cards with ease. Confidently create a complex plaid pattern and learn how to mask floral arrangements and animal images for cards with impressive depth. Next, ramp up your designs with emboss-resist techniques and even simulate the artistry of watercolor paintings on your cards with Laura's "smooshing" technique! Finally, create remarkable patterns with multicolored embossing powders and enliven your stamped images with Copic Markers.
Meet your instructor, stamping blogger Laura Bassen, and get a sneak peek at the colorful and creative cards you'll make throughout the class. You'll start working on your first card using Laura's masking technique. Learn how to achieve a clean and simple design by masking off portions of the card with tape, then blending multiple layers of ink for vibrant pops of color. Laura also breaks down her process of creating intricate greeting cards with a multi-step stamping technique. See how to use a themed stamp set to apply various layers of color and detail to your images.
Discover how to add seamless gradient effects to your projects. Laura shares her tips for applying smooth one-color gradients to card stock using an ink blending tool. Next, build on those skills by creating a festive card with multicolor gradients. Laura demonstrates how to blend multiple colors together with fluid transitions, then she shows you how to add a stylish stamped sentiment to complete the look. Finish the lesson by learning how Laura's innovative rock 'n' roll technique can add complexity to your designs.
Add even more striking color effects to your repertoire by learning how to effectively layer colors. Laura begins the lesson by sharing how she creates a variety of fun designs using stencils, stamps and the masking technique to overlap complementary colors. Next, Laura gives step-by-step instructions on how to make a bright, rainbow-colored greeting card with an ombré stamp set. In addition, you'll learn several simple techniques for incorporating bold, modern ombré effects into your projects.