Happy Saturday! Time for another Stamp It Saturday post with some inspiration for you. This week I’ve done something a little different from my norm!
What, no colouring?!
Today I’ve got a really simple yet totally effective idea for you.
You know how a brightly coloured image pops off a plain white background? The opposite is the true too! Leaving an outline image uncoloured and filling the space around it with bold colour creates a striking look.
This is perfect for those days when you either don’t feel like colouring, or just need to create something in a hurry.
I used onlyGretchen from the Danielle Donaldson collection to create my card. Seeing her uncoloured against the bright background evokes some emotion in me – how does it make you feel?
Stamp Set used: Stamping Bella Danielle Donaldson onlyGretchen stamp set
Here’s a quick look at how the card came together:
I stamped the image on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then heat embossed it using a clear detail embossing powder.
I then stamped the image again on masking paper and cut it out.
With the mask applied over the image, I chose three colours of Distress Oxide ink.
Using mini ink blending tools I applied the ink, starting with Broken China at the top.
If I were a little less lazy, I might have masked the image using a liquid masking fluid, as masking paper has a tendency to lift when you go over it with the blending tool – just be careful with the fiddly areas!
When all the ink was applied (each colour slightly overlaps the next). I grabbed a spray bottle filled with water and spritzed the paper. This is absolutely one of my favourite effects!
Finally I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and like the image heat embossed it with a clear detail powder. I used my MISTI for this to ensure I got the positioning right, and so I could stamp again if the first impression was patchy. You absolutely don’t need the MISTI for this, especially if you’re a better stamper than I am!
I then added some extra spots to the background using a white gel pen for some extra interest.
Over To You!
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