Thursday, May 23, 2013

Color Dare #43 - Outdoor Denim, Honey, & Cranberry

This week's challenge colors were Outdoor Denim, Honey, & Cranberry.  Initially it made me think of creating a patriotic theme.  Then I was playing with some cardinals.  But ultimately, I decided on this combination...

I used tissues to ink the stamp with the three different colors.

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  1. Very pretty, Gretchen! I like the multicolored Nautilus shell a lot and the flourishes behind it. Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Dare this week!

    :) Marie

  2. I just love that tissue stamping technique! Especially on this type of stamp where the multicolor ink brings out the beauty of the image. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart again this week. We always look forward to seeing you there!

  3. That looks so pretty, Gretchen! The flourishes really do go well with the nautilus stamp. Thanks so much for playing along with the Color My Heart Color Dare! :)

  4. Hi Gretchen! You did some really neat techniques this week on your card. I like how you inked the stamp with tissues! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart this week!


  5. Lovely card!! I would really love to know how you inked with tissues. I love how the coloring came out on your image!!!

    1. Julia, tissue stamping is really easy. All you have to do is wad up a tissue, pounce it on your ink pad to absorb some of the color, then transfer it on to your stamp. I always work light to dark, and will often ink the entire image with the lightest color (in this case, Honey), the use the tissues to add the darker colors. Then I am sure to have coverage on the entire image.

      Huffing on the stamp to re-moisten the ink before you apply the stamp to your paper helps if it has taken some time to completely ink the image.