1. OWH Stars and Stamps blog.
2. Barb at Paper Therapy Ponderings
3. Erica at Creative But Messy
4. Jan at Jan's Gone Stamping
5. Sherry at Bits of Cheer
6. Julie at Handmade by Julie
7. Velda at OldStamper Musings - (You are here)
8. John at John VM's Cards
9. Steph and Robin at SR Cards
10. Paula at Handmade by Paula
11. Samantha at Expressions of a Craftaholic
Today we are sharing with you ways to use stickers wisely on our cards. My recommendation is to choose good quality, appropriate stickers - not those made for kids to play with. You can find these in stores that sell stamping and scrapbooking supplies or online. Stampendous has some very nice stickers. Just do a search and you can find lots of others.
Treat the stickers with respect and consider them part of your design, not an add-on to fill a blank space. Some stickers are too lightweight to stand alone, so put them onto a piece of cardstock and cut them out. If your sticker doesn't have adequate adhesive, add your own.
I chose a sticker from this sheet by K & Co. I placed the circle sticker onto a piece of neutral cardstock. I then cut it out with a circle Nestibility, using small pieces of painter's tape to keep it lined up. I distressed the edges a bit, so the cardstock will blend with sticker.I made the card, using layering and embossing. The sentiment is stamped with a Hero Arts rubber stamp and Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. Edges are distressed with some of the same ink. I added the butterfly sticker, using foam mounting tape to make it more 'on top' of the other elements. You may need to put the sticker on cardstock and cut it out for stability.
I added a liner to inside of card with smooth writing paper because card is textured. I embellished the liner with some stickers from a coordinating set of borders and corners by K & Co.Finally, I added a small bow to soften the entire card.
Tip: You should be able to click on any of the photos to make them large enough to see the details.
For this card, I choose these metallic corner stickers from Starform. I just stamped an embossed gold sentiment in the middle of red cardstock and placed the stickers in the corners.
This background paper is an old one from my stash, when I was practicing techniques. Save them, you never know when they will work for for another card design. I had brayered Liquid Applique onto a card and heated it. Didn't like result, so I sprayed on some black webbing.
I added some layering and ribbon for a completed card.This card was made using metallic stickers. The dragonfly is from Class A'Peels and the Happy Birthday is from Starform. The background is from my stash and I'm not sure how I made it. It's on black glossy paper and either Marvy Metallic markers or Lumiere paint were daubed on. I have a lot of these old backgrounds that I've saved from my experiments over the years.
Now, to continue on the OWH Blog Skip, take a jump over to John's blog.