It's always fun to experiment with getting different looks from one stamp, and when that stamp has a VERY distinctive style, doing this can be a real challenge. Here's one I worked with today:
The pen and ink tree from Hero Arts has an extremely distinctive, fun style, My first run at it today uses standard Christmas colors of red, green, and gold.
The sentiment is an old one from Hero Arts, and the star comes from some random clear set, also Hero. The rich, shiny gold is Delicata ink, and the green and red are both Brilliance Pearlescent shades. The Brilliance Thyme green and Poppy are lovely colors for the holidays! To make the banner, I used the corner of a square punch on either end.
After making this card, I felt satisfied, but as I stared at my ink swatches, the Sicilian Blue from Impress Fresh Ink caught my eye. Hmmm. What would happen if the tree were stamped in that very, very pale gray-blue?
Perhaps something like this:
Eeeeep!!! The soft, serene colors, the trees falling gently down the card, the white space.... Happy sigh!
Don't be afraid to experiment using unexpected colors with stamps. Sometimes, the results will be utterly enchanting!
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Brilliance, Delicata, Memento Luxe, Impress Fresh Ink
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: dimensionals and square punch on first card