Madden Love, One Image Three Ways

Hi there!!  Today, I am going to share THREE cards in the same post, because I want to show you three examples of how to use the same stamped image!  Generally, there are three “looks” you can get with a lined image stamp, when you are making that image stamp the focal point of your project.


On all my cards today, I used the spunky Creeper Crew Madden from The Greeting Farm. I just love her spunky, rocker attitude!! I had a lot of fun making these cards and it brought out my inner punk rocker, lol.

First up: White edge

In the first example, I fussy cut around Madden using an Xacto knife, but I left a white edge around the image. Sometimes the white edge just gives your image that “clean” and defined look. Notice my little Madden doesn’t just blend in with that colorful background. The white edge really makes the image POP off the page.

Close up of my coloring.

For this image I used the following Copics:

  • Hair: G40, G43
  • Eyes: G46
  • Eyeshadow: E43
  • Pants: G43, G46
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11, E02
  • Pink Clothing: RV25, RV29
2nd: No White

On this image, I fussy cut around the image, except this time, I left NO white edge. Leaving no white edge allows your stamped image to blend in with it’s surroundings better. I would definitely use this technique if I was creating a scene on a card. I used this technique on this card because all of the colors on the card are DARK and I didn’t want the white edge to stand out.

Close up of my coloring.

For this image I used the following Copics:

  • Skin: E0000, E01, E42, R01, E53
  • Hair: E07, E07, E19, E39
  • Pants Clothing: YG93, YG97, E44, RV29, G12
  • Eyes: G12
Finally: No Fuss

And for the rest of the time, when you don’t feel like fussy cutting, there is the plain old simple shaped image! Not every card has to have a fussy cut image on it. In fact, I think that the squares like this are perfectly fine. Sometimes you could change it up by using an oval shape or circle shape. NOTE: I think it is always good to “ground” your image, by coloring a little bit of shadow or flooring under their feet so they don’t look like they are floating.

Close up of my coloring.

For this image I used the following Copics:

  •  Skin: R000, R00, R01
  • Hair: RV63, RV66
  • Clothing: RV09, RV19, BG05, BG07, BG09, BG72, BG75, BG78, YR09, YR14, C9, C6
  • Shadow/Floor: C1, C6
  • Eyes: E13

So there ya have it, one image, 3 different ways of using it on your projects.

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4 thoughts on “Madden Love, One Image Three Ways

  1. What a great showcase! It really shows how versatile a single image can be. I tend to get in the habit of doing things one way and forget that sometimes another way may better suite a particular card.

  2. Sami- Great examples!! Love all 3 cards. What is your fav x-acto knife to use? I have a few different ones, but sometimes it can pull on the edges. Yours look so clean a perfect! Great job!

    1. I use one called designer series. It is bright pink like the mat I use in my videos. I notice around curves you can’t like press the side of the blade against the part of the card stock you want to keep. I know what you are talking about because it happens to me occasionally.

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