Such an exciting time… new catalogue… it always brings new inspiration and fun to our projects. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have just hopped over from Rachel Palmeri – Caseing The Catty are celebrating this awesome time.
Today, I am sharing two cards – one design, one technique used two different ways. I’m showcasing this using the Accented Blooms stamp set, featured on page 19, which coordinates with Tailored Tag punch, which carried over from the Occasions catalogue.
This stamp set, has one hero image and then has several secondary sentiment stamps, which fit into the main image. It’s gorgeous and clever. It offers such flexibility by allowing you to create some quick and simple or something a little more involved. Today, I’ve gone for a little more involved and used a white wash technique.
Here I have embossed the image in white embossing powder on some Crumb Cake cardstock. Using my blender pen (or you can use an aqua painter for a lighter look), and coloured the image completely using Whisper White craft ink. (This is a pigment ink, so more of a paint style, rather than regular water colour ink).
After this initial colouring in, you need to allow the craft ink to dry completely. Once it is dry, then you can colour it using some Classic ink colours – here I have used Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue and Blushing Bride for my flowers and a mix of Garden Green and Old Olive for my leaves.
Once this was dry, I painted my flowers with some Wink of Stella to add some sparkle (which is always impossible to show in a photo!). I finished my card, using one of the large sentiments shaped to fit the punch. I used Berry Burst ink to reflect the layering of the cardstock on the card – so your eye bounces around to the same colour, giving it a coordinated look.
While making this first card, I wondered how this would work on a really dark coloured cardstock. So out came some Blackberry Bliss cardstock, which is the most beautiful dark purple (which has red undertones).
I embossed in white powder and coloured the same way – blender pen and white craft ink. To my surprise, the dark ink within the cardstock blended with the white craft ink to create a lightly berry coloured tone to the embossed image.
It subtle but lovely. I can’t wait to try this technique with other different dark coloured cardstocks. I added a sentiment in Blackberry Bliss, so that it allowed the colouring of the stamp to shine through. I fussy cut the sentiment, as straight lines are the easiest to cut!!, and layered it on some Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, which I punched out.
Next up in the hop is the incredibly talented Bronwyn Eastley.
After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, June 10th.
Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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