So, there's a new challenge for this coming week just kicking off at Less is More and we have an interesting one for you. Our theme for this week is a technique, which is...
This involves inking up a solid stamp and a detailed stamp and then 'kissing' them together before stamping onto your project. There is a more detailed description over at Less is More or you can find lots of tutorials over on YouTube.
I've got two examples for you today. I won't lie, I dragged LOTS of stamps out of my stash before I found some which worked together. And a little tip for you, I find this technique works best with pigment ink, the sticky consistency seems to help in keeping hold of the detail of the images.
So, here's my first...
For this one I chose leaves as my solid images and a distressed grid image for my detail. For each leaf I inked it up with the lightest ink, then inked up the grid stamp with a darker shade, 'kissed' them together then stamped on my card base. I stamped a few leaves in different shade combos directly on my base. I embossed the sentiment in white on a black strip of textured card, adhered this flat and then added some enamel dots.
- Stamps: Paper Smooches - Leafy Greens; Kaidercraft - Grid; Sentiment from Hero Arts set (unknown name)
- Ink: Versa Color - Green Tea, Evergreen, Bamboo, Olive, Umber; VersaMark
- Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
- Accents: Doodlebug Sprinkles - Limeade
Daring Cardmakers - Leaf it Alone!
I decided to go with a fun feel for my second card...
Again, I stamped the solid images, this time the balloons, with the lightest shades and then inked up a circles background stamp with the darker co-ordinating shades. These were kissed together, stamped, and then die cut with the co-ordinating balloon die. I stamped the balloon strings on a white cardstock panel and adhered the balloons flat to this. I added the fun style sentiment and then popped the panel up on 3D foam.
- Stamps: Wplus9 - Whole Lotta Happy; Uniko - Balloon Bash (strings); Pink Cat Studio - Background Stamps
- Ink: Versa Color - Cyan/Royal Blue, Heliotrope/Violet, Pink/Opera Pink; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Die: Wplus9 - Whole Lotta Happy
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #408 - A Bit of Fun
Seize The Birthday - Clean and Simple
Simply Create Too - Challenge #100 - It's Party Time
Stamping Sensations - January Challenge - Anything Goes with a Die(s)
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #47 - Birthdays with Optional Twist (I didn't twist for this one)
If you are new to this technique why not have a go, I've only done it once before so this was also a challenge for me this week. I hope you'll join us.