Have you got a copy of the 2015 Occasions Catalogue yet? Check out the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set & matching Balloon Framelits on page 11 [available as a bundle]. With a variety of sentiments and great balloon accessories, this combo has been a wonderfully versatile addition to my collection. Today I’ve had a play with the balloons and my first attempt at two-tone stamping. The balloon stamp lends itself beautifully to this technique. The video tutorial I followed is here (note, it doesn’t use SU! products, but the theory works for any brand). I’ve typed up my interpretation of the technique below. Easy & fun! Kelly x
- Choose two colours that compliment each other. They don’t necessarily have to match, but I chose lighter & darker versions of the same colours (Tempting Turquoise–Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo–Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder–Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight–Crushed Curry).
- Ink up your stamp in your first colour (I used the lighter of each pair first) and stamp it onto your cardstock.
- Clean your stamp using your Stampin’ Scrub and ink again using your second colour.
- Using a tissue or paper towel, blot the ink from one corner of the stamp.
- Stamp again directly on top of your first stamp. If your stamp isn’t photopolymer, you’ll need to align it using your Stamp-a-ma-jig. The inks will blend, giving your image a two-tone or shadowed effect.
- Add extra embellishments to your two-tone images using a darker colour again.
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