This month's theme is all about how to maximize your stamps and stencils! Happy Friday, Unies! This is Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules on the blog today sharing three cards using the new "To Me, You are Perfect" stamp set and a simple ombre inking technique. This new stamp set comes with 5 pieces: three floral images, three matching solid stamps that fill in the florals and a beautifully scripted sentiment.
This first card is a simple one. I did create masks for the floral images in order to layer them. I started with the largest flower in the middle, then masked it before stamping the other two florals using VersaFine Onyx Black. I did heat set the ink before stamping, just in case.
Using my Misti, I line up the solid larger flower over the larger lined floral image and closed the Misti. But instead of inking the solid stamp with one color ink (which you can do as well), I used a darker ink on the lower part of the stamp and pressed it on the paper. Without removing the stamp, I took the next lighter ink and graded the ink a little higher to blend it. I did this two more times with the next two shades of this pink, giving this great ombre.
For this next card, I used the same inking technique, but rather than doing it one flower, I did it with all of the solid pieces going up the left side of the card piece. For some added fun, I pulled out the amazing Unity Adhesive Transfer sentiments. In order to make it bold, I used the adhesive transfer on Black Licorice Luxury Card Stock and added hot pink transfer foil.
I liked the Hello, but kind of wanted to use more foil and these adhesive transfers because they were so cool and easy to use. I added the "BEAUTIFUL" onto the card front and used the same hot pink foil. I'll definitely be using more of these!!
For this last card, I stamped the flowers in the middle of the card front and used the same ombre inking technique. For the sentiment, I used the "LOVE YOU" from the "In My Thoughts, Girl" Sentiment Kit. For a little bling, I added some fun Flamenco flat sequins.
Love this ombre inking look and this new stamp set is a great way to highlight some of your favorite ink blends! I used some inks I had on hand, but Unity just added the GKD Ink Cub Set of three gradients of Carnation Pink! So while you're shopping, you might want to add this to your cart!
Sentiments 2 - Deco Foil Adhesive Transfers
Scallops & Rectangles Nesting Dies
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you found some inspiration for your next crafting adventure.
Until next time... Happy Crafting!