Tuesday, May 26, 2015


The design principle of repetition is extremely useful in kicking a design up a notch. Today's card was made with a two-flower stamp from Gina K's Sun-Kissed Autumn set, stamped repeatedly for added interest. One image is bright and colorful; the others are subtle and soft. Note that this is a great way actually to use those super-pale ink colors you have lying around.

First, I stamped the flowers in Hero Arts Raspberry Jam, and then I filled in around the focal point stems using the same stamp inked with Memento Angel Pink, which is a super-light pink. The sentiment uses Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black for its richness.

Light pink bling--repeated--completes the design, because, you know, BLING! (And I have lots of light pink bling stashed away and in need of being used, too.)

The bottom right corner is rounded for a bit of added interest as well.

And that's all I have to say about that.

stamps: Gina K Sun-Kissed Autumn, Papertrey Keep It Simple Thinking of You
paper: Papertrey white
ink: Memento, Hero Arts, Memento Luxe
accessories: corner rounder, rhinestones


  1. Lovely card.
    Please could you let us know - did you mask the main image, or did you stamp over the top as it was a very light colour? Thank you.

    1. I didn't mask anything because I was using dye inks...the light ink just doesn't show up on the dark at all because of the value difference. If you use light pigment ink over dark pigment ink, however, the light ink will show up on the dark, which could be a good effect or not, depending on what you're going for. Hope this helps!

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  3. so pretty...love the light image behind the dark one...

  4. Love this Susan. I like that you used two inks. I don't know what the technique is called when you do multiple stamping from the same ink to get lighter colors; but it always looks blotchy when I do it. Two different inks will solve that problem. Yay!


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