Free weekly card making tutorials using Stampin' Up! products.
This week we are looking at two tone stamping, this technique allows you to add more texture and depth to your stamping. You ink up your stamp as normal with the paler colour then add accents with a darker colour using a sponge dauber to add the ink where you want it. In this case I have used it on the flower and the leaves
I love the way the Polished Pink and Merry Merlot blend together on the flower.
Have a few practices on scrap paper to get the effect you like, the effect on the leaves is very subtle.
Ink the flower with Polished Pink then use a sponge dauber to add Merry Merlot to the lower part of the flower, breath on the stamp to remoisten and stamp
Ink the leaves with Old Olive then use another sponge dauber to add Mossy Meadow to the lower half of the leaves, breathe on it them stamp
Once you have got the hang of it stamp them on Basic White card, roughly 12cm by 7cm then die cut them out.
When you have finished wash your sponge daubers with a mild detergent and leave them to dry.
You do not need a sponge dauber for every colour, for example I use the same one for all our shades of green, I just clean it in between uses.
Basic White A6 card base
Basic White 13.4cm by 9cm plus extra for sentiment
Balmy Blue 13.8cm by 9.4cm
True Beauty and Ocean Front
Polished Pink, Merry Merlot, Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive
Dies and Punches
Organic Beauty dies and Stylish Shapes dies
Milky Dots, White
See below for links to my Stampin' Up! shop for all the materials.
The instructions to make the flower and leaves are above
Die cut the vellum frond.
On the Basic White piece stamp the water colour image twice so the lighter colour meets in the middle. Test the stamp on scrap paper so you can see the lighter part.
Glue the Vellum frond to the leaves and attach to the stamped Basic White piece.
Add the flower using dimensionals.
Stamp and die cut your sentiment.
Assemble the card the sentiment is also on dimensionals