Celebrate Today with Two-Tone Balloons

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


Two-tone stamping:

  1. 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 TurquoiseBermuda Bay, Melon MamboRose Red, Wisteria WonderPerfect Plum, Daffodil DelightCrushed Curry).
  2. Ink up your stamp in your first colour (I used the lighter of each pair first) and stamp it onto your cardstock.
  3. Clean your stamp using your Stampin’ Scrub and ink again using your second colour.
  4. Using a tissue or paper towel, blot the ink from one corner of the stamp.
  5. 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.
  6. Add extra embellishments to your two-tone images using a darker colour again.

*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend.  Order online during January 2015 using the hostess code TF7WJGE3 to receive another free gift from me! ***


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