Technique: How to get color on dark cardstock

You’ve likely seen some stunning stamped creations that feature a stamped image that pops of color even though it’s stamped on dark cardstock.  I bet you’re wondering how to get the color to show up on the dark background.  Today, I’ll share with you this Technique: How to get color on dark cardstock.

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Color Pallet

I used the Celebrate Sunshine stamp set and stamped the flowers in Early Espresso Ink on the Mist Moonlight cardstock.  Next using a Blender Pen and the Whisper White Craft ink, I colored in the image one section at a time.  This gives a light base from which to build the color on.  Early Espresso, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencils were then used to color in the image.  The darker the coloring, the more the colors show up on the dark cardstock.
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Measurements:

  • Misty Moonlight: 11″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 5-1/2″″ for card base and 21/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Whisper White: (2 pieces) 4″ x 5-1/4″ for front & inside and 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper: floral print: 1-1/2″ x 5″ and 4″ x 1″
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper: dotted print: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and 4″ x 1/4″
  • Bumble Bee Ribbon: 5″ & 3-1/2″

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Adding multiple layers and patterns on top of the bright Whisper White background the focal image “pops”!

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For a finishing and professional touch, don’t forget to coordinate the inside of the card with the outside.

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  • For every $50 order of product you place with me between July 1 – August 3, (before shipping and tax)  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon from Stampin’ Up! that you can redeem between August 4 -31, 2020.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT! Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost and lost codes cannot be recovered.
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  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin month-to-month subscriptions.  Prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
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You can order the supplies used on today’s card by clicking on the photos below:

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog, for shopping with me and for your loyalty to Stampin’ Studio!  I know there are a lot of demonstrators out there to choose from… THANK YOU for choosing me!  To show my appreciation, I have something special for you!  When you use the Host Code on your order, you earn rewards from me! 

Place an order of $30 or more using my current host Code and you’ll receive 4 card project tutorials that you will not see featured on my blog. 

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How to use the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch to make an interesting background

I think we all love how easy it is stamp an image and cut it out with a coordinating punch, right?  Well, how about if I show you how to use the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch to make an interesting background, that is also a focal point?  This stunning card is one that is featured on page 168 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and it really shows the versatility of the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch and the Posted for You stamp set.  I’m going to walk you through the steps of how I would make this card.

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Color Pallet

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The different images from the Posted For You stamp set were stamped on the various colors of card stock using VersaMark ink.  If you’re not familiar with VersaMark Ink, let me just say it is a must have product.  It can be used for heat embossing or in this case for a tone on tone look. 
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Once the images are stamped, then  punch them out with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.  The card base is 4″ x 8″ and when it’s folded it measures 4″ x 4″, so I cut a scrap piece of paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ as a template to temporarily attach the punched pieces with just a tiny bit of adhesive.  I attached one of the Terracotta Tile punched pieces to the center of the scrap piece of paper, and from there I referred to the photo for placement and attached the remaining punched pieces.  NOTE:  all of the other pieces went over the edge of the template.  Once all pieces were attached to the template I turned the template over and carefully trimmed off the excess cardstock, so that everything fit on the template with nothing going over the edge.  Finally, I carefully removed each punched piece from the template and attached it to the card front as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The final step is to stamp the banner on a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink and attach that with Dimensionals also.
I am so in love with the background and unique focal image this technique makes.  What do you think about it?
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The Posted For You stamp set and the Rectangular Stamp Punch can each be ordered individually or you can save 10% when you purchase them together as a bundle.  I love a deal like that when I can save money and get things that coordinate but also can each be used independently.

Don’t forget…BONUS DAYS!  July 1 – August 3.  EARN IN JULY.  REDEEM IN AUGUST!

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  • For every $50 order of product you place with me between July 1 – August 3, (before shipping and tax)  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon from Stampin’ Up! that you can redeem between August 4 -31, 2020.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT! Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin month-to-month subscriptions.  Prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.

Supplies used on today’s card:

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog, for shopping with me and for your loyalty to Stampin’ Studio!  I know there are a lot of demonstrators out there to choose from… THANK YOU for choosing me!  To show my appreciation, I have something special for you!  When you use the Host Code on your order, you earn rewards from me! 

Place an order of $30 or more using my current host Code and you’ll receive 4 card project tutorials that you will not see featured on my blog. 

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Use this host code to place your online order.  If your order is over $150 DO NOT use the code – you’ll get your own Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! and you’ll still get the project tutorials from me.

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Make the most of the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper

Have I ever mentioned how much I love using the beautiful designer series papers we offer?  Today I’m going to show you how to make the most of the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.  

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Color Combo

I mean seriously, how adorable is this paper?  Of course it has prints with cats and dogs, and animal accessories, but there are also striped prints, and hearts and flecks and more.

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Check out the close up of the focal image of the card.  The dogs are not stamped, they were cut from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper with my paper snips!  Note also the red & white striped paper behind the dogs and also the print with the dog dishes, bones and paw prints. Those are all prints from the Playful Pets package.  That is certainly one way to make the most of the Playful pets Designer Series Paper. In fact the only thing that is stamped on this card is the sentiment which comes from the Pampered pets stamp set.  

Did you see the silver bone the big dog is holding?  That;s one of the Playful Pets trinkets that i attached with Mini Glue Dots.  It really adds to the playfulness of the card.

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Oh, and check out these adorable little paw prints.  I used the Pets Dies on the Whisper White cardstock to cut out the paw prints then added a piece of basic Black behind the cut out paws.  Isn’t that cute?

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Don’t forget…BONUS DAYS!  July 1 – August 3.  EARN IN JULY.  REDEEM IN AUGUST!

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  • For every $50 order of product you place with me between July 1 – August 3, (before shipping and tax)  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon from Stampin’ Up! that you can redeem between August 4 -31, 2020.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT! Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin month-to-month subscriptions.  Prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog, for shopping with me and for your loyalty to Stampin’ Studio!  I know there are a lot of demonstrators out there to choose from… THANK YOU for choosing me!  To show my appreciation, I have something special for you!  When you use the Host Code on your order, you earn rewards from me! 

Place an order of $30 or more using my current host Code and you’ll receive 4 card project tutorials that you will not see featured on my blog. 

CURRENT HOST CODE

Use this host code to place your online order.  If your order is over $150 DO NOT use the code – you’ll get your own Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! and you’ll still get the project tutorials from me.

Just copy/paste this code: NW6WKBW9 when placing your order.