CraftStash is excited to bring you a detailed Halo Stamping Tutorial featuring Creative Stamping Issue 134 and free pattern paper downloads.

What is the Halo Stamping Technique?

This guide walks you through creating a unique, beautiful card using the exclusive stamps and downloadable patterned papers from Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 134, which you can grab below. Lou discovered this technique which she has christened 'Halo Stamping' by happy accident, it's a great technique that looks like a tricky watercolour but in fact is all achieved through stamping.

Follow along to discover new techniques and creative ideas!

Steps to Create Your Halo Stamping Effect Card:

Download and Print Patterned Papers:

  • Print the patterned papers at A5 size to better match smaller card projects.

Prepare Your Stamping Technique:

  • Choose your desired stamps and patterned papers. Lou from CraftStash suggests a neutral daisy print and a black-and-white houndstooth pattern for a classic look.
  • Stamp your chosen image using a distress ink. Lightly spritz your cardstock to let the ink bleed slightly, creating a halo effect around the image.

Layering and Coloring:

  • Once the ink is dry, stamp over the yellow image with black ink to add detail.
  • Apply a light wash of watercolor to specific areas, in the stamped image, for a subtle pop of colour.

Assemble Your Card:

  • Cut and arrange your free download patterned papers. Lou recommends using a mix of daisy and houndstooth prints, covering about two-thirds of your card with daisies and the remaining third with houndstooth.
  • Use book binding glue to adhere the thin printer paper to your cardstock, ensuring a smooth finish without wrinkles.
  • Mount your stamped image on black cardstock and adhere it to the center of your card.

Adding the Final Touches:

  • Choose a sentiment and stamp it on a separate piece of cardstock.
  • Raise the sentiment using foam pads for added dimension and place it at the bottom of your card.

Tips for Success:

  • Experiment with printing the papers at different sizes to see which works best for your projects.
  • Use a stamping platform to ensure precise alignment and avoid shifting your paper or stamp during the process.
  • Consider keeping a reference of printed patterned papers to quickly match them with future projects.

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