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Monday, January 28, 2019

Let it Ride in Motion

#StampingOff   #MotionStamping  #HingeStamping

This card with the majestic horse from Stampin'UP!'s Let it Ride stamp set shows and old technique with a new tool.  By stamping off we can create the illusion of motion, the horse looks like he's running across the card.

Card shows the stamping off technique used to create the illusion of motion. Horse is from Stampin'UP!'s "Let It Ride" stamp set

The concept is easy.  Each time you stamp without re-inking, the image is lighter than the one before.  To create the illusion of motion you stamp the first time where you want the final position to be and work backwards to where the image would have begun its path. I wanted the final position of the horse on the right so that's where I stamped first.

Card shows the stamping off technique used to create the illusion of motion. Horse is from Stampin'UP!'s "Let It Ride" stamp set

In this close-up that front horse really stands out.  To make him stand out even more I covered the whole image with clear Wink of Stella. My kids had lots of My Little Ponys growing up so I'm thinking sparkly instead of sweaty.  But given he's a horse in motion sweat is more likely.  The Wink of Stella really does add to the look of the card.  In fact I use Wink of Stells so much that I consider the Wink of Stella pen to be one of the basic supply items in my craft room(product links are at the end of the post)

Card shows the stamping off technique used to create the illusion of motion. Horse is from Stampin'UP!'s "Let It Ride" stamp set

I used my Stamparatus on this card, that's why the horses are so perfectly spaced.  After stamping the first horse I simply repositioned the stamping plate over one hinge position and stamped a 2nd time and then positioned it over one more hinge position to stamp the 3rd time. Easy peasy quick and easy.

Here is another card made with the same concept.  This one uses the bicycle image from Enjoy Life.


I hope I have inspired you to try this technique.  Go check out your stamp stash for any image of something that moves - birds, bugs, animals, vehicles of any sort. I'd love to hear your comments about this technique, have you tried it? Are you inspired to try it?  Leave a comment below.

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