Today has been a really yucky rainy day even though the temps were high 50's. Very rare for western New York a week before Christmas. We'll take it! We'll take it!!
Our Inventory Reduction Challenge this week is to stamp and color a "no lines" image. This is done by stamping in a very light color ink or by "stamping off" until very little ink remains on the stamp. I've not tried this before even though I have seen some very beautiful cards using this technique. The image looks more like a painting than a stamped image.
I was very unsure of my abilities at this point, so I stamped off about a dozen images. A few of them were light enough to use. Then I colored them with my Copics. Here are the results of my test images.
Here is the card I made using the teal one.
So here she is! What do you think?
I so admire the cards that Jacque Bettingfield makes and so I tried the multiple layers, machine stitching and minimal flowers.
I really like the way this turned out. Thank you Jacque for the inspiration!
I tried keeping track of the papers I used, but they are from several different paper pads from Basic Grey, Webster's Pages and Stampin' Up.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hooked On Crafts. The ribbon is from the stash.
Here is the inside of the card, again inspired by Jacque.
I didn't have enough of the ribbon to make the double bows like Jacque does, but this looks OK with the little flower in the center.
This is a Marianne Designs doily die. I added tiny rose buds to dress it up a bit.
I hope you will be inspired to try the "no lines" technique on a card soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Now scoot on over to my team mates' blogs and look at their fabulous creations.