Sunday, September 14, 2014

Coordinated Color with the "Stamping Off" Technique

Explanation of the "Stamping Off" TechniqueStamping Off? Are you familiar with this technique? You'd use this technique when you want a lighter image.

  • Ink the stamp.
  • Stamp once on scrap paper to lose some of the ink. this is the "stamping off" part
  • then without re-inking, stamp on your project. You'll get a lighter image.

I used "stamping off" on yesterday's fall card because, while I did want the Rich Razzleberry color, the color would have been too intense if I'd left the stamp at full strength ink. See more examples of stamping off here.

Fall Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set - Stamped Off
 Here's the whole card again, you can see why it was important to stamp off to keep the splotches part of the background.  Full strength would have overwhelmed the card.

Color Coordination:  Even though the image has been stamped off, look how perfectly the colors match: the paper, the ink and the Washi Tape.

Color matching is one advantage of getting all your stamping supplies from one company. You're guaranteed that everything coordinates: papers, inks, ribbons, other embellishments like buttons, brads . . . everything is color coordinated. 

and start planning your next project now.

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