Today’s project has a few techniques in it but the main one I want to highlight is the Stamping Off technique. To get the most out of our inks – of which we have 50 colours – this is a great way to get to get multiple colours from one ink pad.
The two shells at the bottom of my card have both been stamped with the same ink – Night of Navy. Normally we ink our image, stamp it on card stock and repeat the process if we want multiple images. The Stamping Off technique allows you to create two images from just one ‘inking’ – the second image will give you a different shade of colour. Ink your image, stamp it on card stock and then stamp it again giving you a lighter toned image. This technique works really well with darker colours as there is still a good amount of ink on the stamp after the first stamping.
Another technique I used for this card was with the underwater ‘greenery’. If you don’t have every colour cardstock you can use your inks and a blending brush/sponge to create coloured cardstock and give it different shades. My ‘greenery’ was originally Very Vanilla cardstock to which I applied Soft Sea Foam ink with my blending brush.
The final technique combines three products from the Sand and Sea Suite – the stamp set, dies and embossing folder. Die cut the large die from Very Vanilla or Basic White, stamp your images onto the cut out and then place the cardstock in the embossing folder to create 3D images. For my card I then ‘fussy cut’ some of the images from the large die cut to layer and create this card. The 3D embossing folder gives real depth to the card.
Don’t forget the new 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue will go live next Tuesday so if there are any retiring products you want please let me know ASAP so that I can place an order for you.
Until next time …