Saturday, November 20, 2010

Two-Tone Stamping

I LOVE the November Stamp of the Month.  I like that it has a thankfulness theme. 

This month, we're using it on a circle card.  But that's not what I wanted to show you!

See how the THANKS is yellow and green?  First I inked the stamp in Goldrush, and then I applied a sponge dauber inked in Topiary to the already-inked stamp.  It adds the second color and makes the image more interesting!  . 

You could also just use the second color around the edges of the stamp, to give it some shading.  This technique is really pretty on leaf stamps.

TIPS:  It really works best on stamps that have a more solid image.  (Like you could use this same technique with the bird stamp, shown above.)  Also, you want to use colors that blend together well on top of each other.  What I mean is, green is made up of yellow and blue, so it works when you put green on top of yellow.

If you put green on top of red, you would get brown.  It might be interesting, but it also might not look like you intended.  (I don't think you could get red and green together on the same stamp using this technique.)

Supplies Used:
4 1/2" Circle Cards (Z1353, $5.95 for 12 cards AND square envelopes)
Splendor Paper Pack (X7124B)
November Stamp of the Month, A Little Thanks (D1444)
Leave Your Mark (D1405)
A Tweet (A1104)
Chocolate Ribbon Rounds (Z1127)
Mocha Opaques (Z1333)
Pearl Opaques (Z1336)
Topiary Stamp Pad (Z2155)
Goldrush Stamp Pad (Z2123)
Chocolate Stamp Pad (Z2111)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)