Thursday, 28 December 2017

Technique Tip | Silhouette Stamping with CTMH Inks


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

I thought I would try something that is a little different for me. We all know how much I love stamping the images and colouring them in, but the solid stamps in my sets generally don't get as much love as they should.

Today, I decided to give some silhouette stamping a try. This is a fun technique, that I think looks best of a non-white cardstock, where you stamp the image with a light colour, then stamp again, but offset, with a darker colour.


To begin, I cut down a piece of 65lb kraft cardstock by Recollections, and used a square die to cut a window from the middle. I then cut down a piece of 65lb black cardstock to layer underneath the kraft with a smaller window cut out, so that everything would look nicely framed up.

I adhered the black piece directly to the front of my standard A2 sized card base and set that aside.

I used CTMH White Daisy ink for the first round of stamping, using greenery from Verve Stamps "Great Friend" and the flower from Forever In Time Stamps "Sunshine Daisies" randomly around the kraft panel.

Once the white was dry (it takes longer because it is a pigment ink), I used CTMH Pear and Topiary inks for the greens and Smoothie for the flowers, stamping again slightly offset of the first layer.

I then used the "Thank You" stamp from Verve Stamps "Autumn Splendor" to stamp the greeting inside the window.

Finally, I adhered the kraft panel over the black panel to complete the card.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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