I am starting this new week with a set of Thank You cards and a fun technique that I want to share with you. This technique can be included in the ”stretch your supplies” list, as I kind of used my colored cardstock to act like an ink:)
Once again I used the grogeous stamp set from Altenew, the Peony Bouquet, and this time I stamped three of the layers that make the largest flower. This technique is great for layering stamp sets where you kind of need multiple inks for stamping the various layers. But as we don’t always have all the inks we want, this can be a fun way to achieve the same effect.
So I stamped the layers with just 2 different inks onto my colored cardstock. Next I masked one flower at a time and with my blending tool and a white ink, I covered the entire front of my card. This way I ended up with a lighter base for my cards, and the flowers kept the original dark color of the cardstock as they were covered by the mask. It pretty much seems like I used the solid stamp also for stamping my flower, when instead one of the colors is the color of my cardstock. Fun, isn’t it?:)
I also used a colored ink to color my card base for one of the cards, I just wanted to experiment different ways to achieve interesting backgrounds and I believe that you can try this out with so many different inks, even do a gradient effect, that will look awesome!
For my sentiment I used the Altenew stamp set and stamped all in black. I also backed the sentiment labels with some frames that I die cut from vellum and heat embossed with a polka dot pattern.
You can watch the how-to video below or HERE on my YouTube channel.
Thank you for passing by!