Tuesday Technique - Monochromatic Cards
Esther has created quite a few cards over the years that use only one color (besides neutrals). This fun technique works well with all types of cards for every season and occasion!
(Supplies for the card above: Shiplap Background, Landscape Silhouettes, Forest Silhouettes Dies, Bare Tree Die, Script Sentiments, and Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
Which one of these lovely cards is your favorite?
Supplies: I Like Big Cups, Texture Tiles 9, Coffee Word Die, Texture Tiles 1, Heart Die Set, and Circles Die Set
Supplies: Folk Art Snowflakes, Texture Tiles 4, Christmas Wordfetti, Large Snowflake Die Set, and Hearts Die Set
Supplies: We Three Kings, Endless Love, Texture Tiles 4, and Scene Silhouettes: Jesus is Born
Supplies: Shiplap Background and Peace Be Still
Supplies: Forever Loved stamps and dies
Supplies: Blooming Anemones, Background Builders: Stripes, Faith Phrases and Circles Die Set
Tuesday Technique - Stippling
Instead of coloring in your stamped image fully, try this stippling (dotting) technique that Karen used on her coneflowers. Choose 3-4 colors in the same family and dot the colors onto your image in a loose gradient. Make sure to bring the lightest color back up into the darkest a bit. You’ll love the mottled, soft look for your cards or other projects.
Supplies: Colors of Fall, Sew Many Stitches, Skinny Caps Alpha, and Floral Doily Stencil
Tuesday Technique - Die Cut Window
Diane's tip is to bring your focal image from the outside of the card to the inside with a punched or die cut window. She used the Thankful Sunflowers and Script Background Stamp on her pretty card.
Here are a couple more cards from the archives that use this fun technique!
Lyn's card features Sweet Little Lamb
Monka's card features Springtime Babies, Made New, and Fence & Grass Dies
Tuesday Tip - Sentiment Background
Do you want to get more out of your stamp sets? Check out April's great tip for creating unique and fun backgrounds using the sentiments in your sets.
Try stamping them lightly, tone on tone, wonky, overlapping ....the possibilities are endless!
She also used the sentiment background technique with her dies. Isn't this card just the sweetest?
Supplies used on these beautiful cards:
Great Friends, Thankful Sunflowers, Love You Die Set, and Gnome Love