Creating a Comic Book Look with Karen

Heather Engebretson Tips & Tricks Thursdays 10 Comments

Hello, Karen from The Bald Dragonfly here to show you a fun technique that would work really well with your bold stamps. Skipping Stones Design offers a lot of fun, whimsical stamps with bold lines, and Funny Coffee Vol. #1 is a perfect choice for creating a cool comic book feel to your cards.

I gathered a few supplies which included Funny Coffee Vol #1-the funny lady stamped and trimmed onto solid card stock, pre-cut coordinating patterned paper, a card base, some markers and finally, a really dark black dye ink pad, here Onyx Black Versafine was my choice.

To get the comic book feel to your card, swipe your pre-cut patterned paper and stamped image panels across the ink pad, at the very edge.

Stop when there is a slight pooling of the ink, this creates a fun, whimsical and eneven edge. The ink will be very wet, and prone to smudging, so I always have a designated drying area and allow the panels to dry for at least an hour before handling again.

After the panels have dried, I colored my main image selectively-I created a feathered background and chose only a few areas to color within the image. I laid down the color by creating squiggle and circle lines.

Then I assembled the card, stamped the coordinating sentiment and wrapped it all with some bold, black embossing string and tied it off with a button. This technique is really fun, will give entirely new looks to your Skipping Stones Design stamps. I hope you give it a try!

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  1. Awesome card Karen, and thanks for the tute on how to get this great look! Not only is the card appealing, but the sentiment is right up my alley!

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