Good morning! Today I'm on the Papertrey Ink blog with DT Tips. I've created a couple of cards for you using one of my favorite techniques, the Stamping Off technique.
I always seem to gravitate towards the softer side of the color chart, and love pastels, subtle color effects, and getting more out of my ink pads. The Stamping Off technique is easy and involves very few steps.
- Ink up your stamp with your desired color.
- Stamp "off" onto a scrap piece of paper.
- Stamp on your desired surface.
This creates a very subtle shade of color, almost translucent, reminding me of seeing through a colored glass jar...meaning that you can get more than one color out of each of your ink pads :)...from light to bright. On this card, each image you see, except for my sentiments and bunny outline, was stamped using the Stamping Off technique. I've used the darling Bunny Blessings and A Bit More Bunny Blessings stamp sets on my sweet Easter card.
This next card uses quite bright and bold colors, such as Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, and Prairie Grass to create my soft background and florals.
My pink florals are stamped first in Pure Poppy with Raspberry Fizz used on the second, detailed layer...but the colors turned out a shade or two lighter than they would if I had stamped directly onto my surface without Stamping Off first. I love the shades created with this technique.
I've always been a fan of vellum, and this technique reminds me of what adding vellum over my stamped images would look like...diluted, soft, and very dreamy :).
This is an older card of mine, but uses the very stamp technique, combined with Farmer's Market Florals...love how the background turned out.
I hope you'll try your hand at this...I'd love to see what you create, so link me up and I'll be sure to sit back and enjoy your creations.
Thank you for visiting!