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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ink Techniques: Layering

Layering is an easy way to add depth and additional colours to your projects. Stamp images over images and on Designer Series Paper. Stamp a Faux Mat or a shadow. It's all just ink!

Overstamping
The Open Sea set in the Summer Mini Catalogue has five nautical themed stamps. I used all of them and a sentiment from Sense of Time.
I overlapped the images using different colours of ink. Use a sponge dauber to shade the edges and age the tags.
Four tiny dots of glue hold the twine to the card.

Supplies
Stamps
-The Open Sea 123030 SMC p. 5
-Sense of Time 113804 IBC p. 127
-Sanded 109294 IBC p. 221
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Early Espresso pad 119670
-Not Quite Navy pad 103008
-Cherry Cobbler pad 119669
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Not Quite Navy card stock
-Crumb Cake card stock
-Cherry Cobbler card stock
-Basic Gray cards stock
-Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper SMC p. 8
Tools
-Sponges Daubers102892 IBC p. 195
-Crop-A-Dile 108362 IBC p. 198
Accessories
-Cherry Cobbler /White Baker's Twine 123125 SMC p. 10
-Metallic eyelets 105319 IBC p. 188
-Tombow glue 110755 IBC p. 197

Faux Mat
Ink an acrylic block and stamp it on card stock. Then, stamp another image over it.
This set of cards is from an Easy Gifts Class I held last December. I copied the design almost exactly from Cathy Autrey, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Maine.









To make my gift box, score an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of card stock as shown.
Cut away the shaded section, turn it over and stamp your designs.









Slash the bottom sections to the score line to make flaps for the bottom of the box.
Apply adhesive to the left tab on the stamped side (I used Sticky Strip) and adhere on the inside back of the box.
Adhere the bottom flaps together.
I added a strip of Crumb Cake card stock under my flap. I threaded the ribbon through the prongs of a brad and secured it to the flap. Wrap the ribbon around the box and tie in front.

Supplies
Stamps
-Pocket Silhouettes 111672 IBC p. 111
-Sincere Salutations 115068 IBC p. 155
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Crumb Cake pad 121030
-Cherry Cobbler pad 119669
-Always Artichoke pad 105219
-Early Espresso pad 119670
-Not Quite Navy pad 103008
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Crumb Cake card stock
-Cherry Cobbler card stock
-Always Artichoke card stock
-Early Espresso card stock
-Not Quite Navy card stock
Tools
-Acrylic Block D 118485 IBC p. 192
Accessories
-Paper Cutter with scoring blade 104152 IBC p. 199
-Very Vanilla ribbon 109026 IBC p. 191
-Jumbo brads 112534 IBC p. 187

Do combine techniques! I layered the floral image on a faux mat, then coloured it with sponge daubers as in Ink Techniques: Inked DSP.

Supplies
Stamps
-Because I Care Hostess Set 118384 IBC p. 11
Ink IBC pp. 164-169
-Crumb Cake ink pad 121030
-Marina Mist ink pad 119668
-Certainly Celery ink pad 105217
-Early Espresso ink pad 119670
Paper IBC pp. 164-170
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Crumb Cake card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
Tools
-Sponge Daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-Clear Block D 118485 IBC p. 192
Accessories
-Basic Pearls 119247 IBC p. 188
-Linen Thread 104199 IBC p. 190

Shadowed Image
You'll have to look closely at the B's to see that they have a stamped 3D shadow.
I stamped the letters with a medium coloured ink, then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position a second set of letters just below and to the right with a light coloured ink.
Layering the images on the DSP echoes the sentiment stamped over the letters on the punched mat.

Supplies
Stamps
-Just Believe 116948 IBC p. 109
-Defining Alphabet 114952 IBC p. 160
-Define Your Life 114950 IBC p. 161
Ink IBC pp. 164-169
-River Rock ink pad
-Soft Suede ink pad
-Basic Black ink pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Basic Black card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Newprint Designer Series Paper 117166 IBC p. 175
Tools
-Decorative Label punch 120907 OMC p. 30
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049 IBC p. 198
-Sponge Daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
Accessories
-Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 IBC p. 197
-Linen Thread 104199 IBC p. 190
-Mini Library Clips 109857 IBC p. 187

3 comments:

Laura Gardiner said...

I love these ideas, Cheryl, they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Gardiner said...

Thanks again for sharing...here's what I came up with using the faux matte technique, http://idlewoodcards.blogspot.com/2011/05/faux-matte-card.html

Linda said...

Cheryl, I love your style cards! Just beautiful! I saw your cards over at Stampin' Addicts and had to pop over and let you know!