Changing Colors – Get More From Your Stamps
By changing colors that we use for stamping images, we will get more from our stamps. How often do you see a sample of the card and you are immediately drawn to the stamps that are used? Now, you know you have to have the stamp set and the papers and embellishments that were used to create the card. This is why you fell in love with the stamp set.
So,now what happens? You run out of ideas to create cards with the stamp set. Let’s look at some ways that by changing the colours, papers and embellishments, you can create cards using the same stamp set.
I knew I had to have the Botanical Gardens Suite when it came out in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. What I loved was how the Stampin’ Up! creative department used the stamps, thinlits, papers and embellishments. So, after making several cards using the Botanical Gardens Suite, I knew I had to branch out if I was going to get the full use of the stamp set and matching thinlits.
While I still love the papers and embellishments that go with the stamp set, I made this sympathy card and changed up the colours.
Stamps: Awesomely Artistic, Thanks For Caring.
Ink/Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon.
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Rich Razzleberry and Botanical Vellum.
Accessories: Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Botanical Builder Framelit Dies, Big Shot Die Brush, White Gel Pen, Pearl Jewels, Vintage Lace.
Here are some of the steps I took to create this card:
- The Smackdown Technique was used to create the background on Whisper White. The fern stamp from the Awesomely Artistic was inked in Blackberry Bliss and randomly smacked, One area was left blank and the Delightful Dijon was used on the fern stamp along with the smackdown technique,
- Because I thought the background was too bright for a sympathy card, it was toned down with a piece of the Botanical Vellum (2016 Saleabration).
- The large flower was die cut from Delightful Dijon and sponged in the middle. The center was sponged to add highlights. One stamen was die cut in Rich Razzleberry and the smaller one in Delightful Dijon. The stamens were tipped using the White Gel Pen and a pearl jewel added.
If you have a favourite stamp and you tend to use the same colors all the time, stretch yourself and try a new color combination. By changing colors, you get more ways to use your stamp sets. Leave me a comment and let me know how you revive a much loved stamp.