Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Stamp Highlighting Two Ways with WPlus9

 Hello Crafters! 

I shared this card over on the WPlus9 Blog a week or so ago and wanted to share it here in case you missed it. 


You know I love florals all year round so naturally I'm loving this Christmas Rose Bouquet! 
I really wanted to make the blooms in the bouquet shine so I approached it two different ways. 

The first thing I did to set to two parts of the stamp apart was to stamp the full bouquet in a slightly lighter ink. This allows me to get a more "no line" coloring effect which is always softer. 


The next thing I did was create a monochromatic background. By doing my ink blending in the same colors as the leaves it really helps them to blend into the background. The lighter edge on the right hand side still allows enough of the leaves to show that the flowers still look grounded. 

Can't have those flowers just floating around out there now can we?!


I stamped the image a second time on white card stock but this time in black ink. I colored the flowers in bright white and bold red to really give that POP off the background colors. 
Speaking of popping, I did that too! I fussy cut out just the flowers and popped them up with foam tape so they literally POP off the page haha. 

You can watch the whole card come together in the video below




I love how just a few simple steps can give your card a WOW factor that it wouldn't otherwise have. You can do all the highlighting techniques together like I did or only do one or the other. 



Thanks so much for dropping in! 
I'll be back soon with another video!



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Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
Wplus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
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Simon says Stamp: Happy Hanukkah!

 Hello Crafters! 

I just wanted to stop in real quick to say . ..

Happy Hanukkah! 


I'm over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog today and my post just so happened to coincide with the start of Hanukkah. 

I've actually never made a Hanukkah card before but I'm so glad I got the chance too today.


Not only is the stamp set beautiful I got to learn so much that I didn't know! 

You can head over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to check out the video! 

Thanks for dropping in! 


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