Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Good Tidings from Stampin' Up!

I know Christmas is over for another year, but I wanted to post this card and talk a little about the technique I used. 

It is quite a simple technique, but it does involve being just a little bit brave, particularly if you like everything to line up and be controlled!

The technique is "wet on wet".
And that, of course means wet paper and wet ink.


I've stamped the holly image from "Good tidings" onto water-colour paper that has been liberally spritzed with water. While the paper is still quite wet, ink up the stamp and apply it to the paper. This is the fun bit as you never quite know how it is going to turn out.

Allow the paper to dry and stamp the darker (Garden Green) , more detailed  stamp over that coloured area. 
This next step is where our new stamp positioning tool - the Stampin' UP! STAMPARATUS, comes in very handy. 
Position the lighter colour stamp, (Old Olive) stamp, then add the 2 steps for the berries and stamp them with Pink Pirouette and Cherry Cobbler. Finally position the branch and stamp with Early Espresso ink. 

The card is finished by matting onto Black then Cherry Cobbler card stock. The white stitching is "faux" and is created with a White Gel Pen.
This is a fun quick card to make despite all the 2 step images. The main characteristic is the wet background - it is so much fun creating these backgrounds. 


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