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Vibrant Stamping: Creative Color Techniques

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Make eye-catching cards in a kaleidoscope of colors! Play with inks and stamps to create gradient effects, add depth with layering and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Laura Bassen
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Creating Crisp Images
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.
2. Gradient Effects
3. Layering Colors
4. Advanced Masking
5. Emboss Resist
6. Colorful Embossing
7. Copic Markers

Taught by

Laura Bassen
Laura Bassen
Laura Bassen is a self-proclaimed paper addict, stamp lover and cardmaker. She has worked with a variety of design teams, from Simon Says Stamp and Papertrey Ink to Mama Elephant and Paper Smooches, and she runs the blog Doublestick Heaven, where she shares designs, collaborations and the latest paper craft trends!

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