Saturday, October 17, 2009

solid images stamping

When you have solid image stamps like the dress on Melanie the Shopper from Rubber Romance, you don't have to be limited to ink colors for your choices - you can still have patterns. How? Dye inks are slightly sheer. Choose a light color that will still show up over a subtly patterned print. Be sure to test it out on a scrap to make sure your ink will show up and that your print is not so busy that it overwhelms your image.



Here's a close up of Melanie:



The pink actually doesn't look all that hot on the slightly gray-ish background like that. But after you cut the solid parts out and piece your image - its really pretty...



Its still a little "floaty" on the edges so outline with a black pen to confine it a bit



Then make up your card like always....



Enjoy. Wendy

(I design for Rubber Romance Stamps)

4 comments:

Sherry said...

Great card thanks for sharing

Kristie said...

Gorgeous card! Fab tutorial!

Sherry Campbell said...

Great idea, Wendy! Love your card too- Melanie the shopper is one of my Favs!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is pure genius. LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing such a great idea. :o)