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A Crafting Game Changer

So not too long ago I was making a card using one of my favorite black hybrid inks and after coloring with Copics, I felt like it just didn't stand out enough. So I did something different... and it was a total game changer.

So first... I stamped the image and sentiment from the Unity Stamp Co. "Graduation Wishes" stamp set using my new Hero Arts Mini Misti. Don't you love the new bold black Misti?!

Next, I colored the image using Copic Markers. Now for the game changer... are you ready?

(Psst... I already gave you a clue.) Check out the difference in color (slide back and forth between the pictures below).

Now that you're really interested... the secret is to leave your stamps in the Misti (or whatever stamping tool you use) and restamp the image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. You just can't beat that bold black look. But you can't use it with Copics because it'll ruin them. This... this is how you can get the best of both worlds!

For some extra touches, I created a mask and used the Rays Layering Stencil Tim Holtz and Mustard Seed Distress Ink to make her shine.

I trimmed it and backed it with black card stock before adhering it to a red card base. Tada!

Don't you just want to try this now?! I hope you enjoyed this blog post and can give this a try. This card is extra special, not just because of this technique, but because of who it was made for. This card is going to my son's beautiful girlfriend who just graduated nursing school. In these difficult times, when the world is being saved by heroes in the medical field, we are so proud of her choosing this path for her life. Your hard work and determination has paid off and you did it! Congratulations!! Thank you, Bianca, for being part of the hope this world needs more of! We are so proud of you!

Thanks to all that read through this and make sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook when you try this technique! And if you don't mind... send a warm congratulations to this future hero!

Happy Crafting!

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Thank you for the tips to make the stamp stand out more! awesome card and congrats!


Fabulous card and congrats to the graduate. Thanks for this tip too.

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