Quirky Colour Combo

So I wouldn’t say that this is the first colour combination I would normally use for a card but I feel it works out well in this particular case.  The main colours used here are Real Red and Summer Starfruit.  Since I love the Honeycomb Embossing folder I had to incorporate that as well.

I had originally planned to have this card as one of the make n’ takes at my June Open House but I vetoed that decision in the end.

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TIPS/ TRICKS:

  • Markers – The easiest way to achieve multiple colours on one stamp is to use markers to colour in your image.  Once your image is coloured up, huff on the stamp to re-moisten the ink (in case it had started to dry already) and then stamp on your cardstock
  • Sponge – Add colour to the edges of your cardstock to provide some depth to your project.  You will see that I have done this on the rectangle piece of Whisper White cardstock using Summer Starfruit ink
  • Stamp-A-Ma-Jig – Some stamp sets are designed to be a two step process.  This allows you to create projects that are simply WOW while at the same time it can be tricky when stamping.  This is where the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig comes in handy.  Follow the directions provided in the kit and easily stamp your image all lined up just where you want it.
  • Honeycomb Embossing Folder – You may or may not find that this embossing folder leaves a very deep impression, sometimes to the point that the cardstock may begin to tear. To prevent this, change the standard sandwich you use in your Big Shot so that it is just the main plaform (have both tabs flipped open), a cutting pad, your embossing folder with cardstock in it and the second cutting pad on top.  I find that using it this way still provides a good impression on your cardstock but does not allow any tearing.

Stamps : Hostess Set Morning Meadow (w – 129675, c – 129678)  Cardstock : Real Red, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White  Inks:  Jet Black Staz On, Real Red, Summer Starfruit   Accessories:  Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Real Red Marker, Wild Wasabi Marker, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponge

Thanks for stopping in today!

Margaret

 

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