Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What to Stamp First

Today's cards are quite simple but there's a neat ink tip in them. (Well, I think it's neat, and it'll keep beginners from swearing in frustration!)

Let's look at the cards first.

These two very simple sympathy cards were made by stamping the butterfly first (in VersaMagic Sage for the top card, Impress Sicilian Blue for the bottom), and then the sentiment (in VersaMagic Hint of Pesto on the top card, Memento Espresso Truffle on the bottom).

This order of stamping is VERY IMPORTANT when using thick pigment inks. Even very light colors will distort or subdue black or very dark ink if they are stamped over the darker color. It looks a bit like soapy residue.

Not a good look for a card, generally speaking, and especially not good for a clean-and-simple card where every little detail matters.

So. Neat, eh?

stamps: Papertrey Beautiful Butterfly
ink: various
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: none


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