While many love the graphic look that layering stamps create….there might be times you want to “soften” that look and do a little blending. On these beautiful swans you’ll get some tips on making that happen!

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I started by diecutting my MFT cardstock – then stamping the swans in 3 successive inks to get the look I wanted. Then layered on the pencil!

Here’s a closer look at the texture on the swan from the pen, and the simplicity of the background reeds.

Confession time: I had to peel up my layers – and ripped one! I had to add a nice big ribbon to cover the problem ara…so the card will have to be hand delivered – but it was worth it to save all the work that went into the card!

Want more inspiration?

Check out this blog post with a collection of a whole bunch of my coloring on colored papers!


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