Thursday, January 13, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Colour Challenge (Sky, Pear, Colonial White)

I wanted to participate to the Heart 2 Heart Colour Challenge but I didn't have cardstock in the colours that was selected... well except for the colonial white... I'm addicted to that one.

Since I have the colours in the ink pads (Sky Z2194, Pear Z2197) I made my own cardstock with the rubber brayer. So here is my card.

First I added the sky and pear colour to some white cardstock using the rubber brayer. I then stamped a background with the Intrinsic Background (D1335). I then stamped the bird outline with the April 2011 Stamp Of The Month (D1455 - Ya I know... sorry about the tease of using a stamp set that is not yet available... what can I say... it's the perk of been a consultant) in Cocoa ink (Z2114). I then stamped the silhouette of the bird in Sky ink second generation Rock-N-Rolled into sky ink. (see at the very end of my post for a more detailed explanation of the techniques used).

I then stamped the border with the Wing Workshop stamp set and the greeting with the Unity stamp set (C1422) in Cocoa ink.

I attached a piece of Pear cardstock with a scalloped edge to my focus piece which I raised with foam tape. And of course, if you know me you know I never skip this part, I inked the edges of all my pieces of cardstock in Cocoa Ink.

Second Generation: Ink a stamp in the desired colour and stamp once on a piece of scrap paper and again without re-inking unto your project. This with give you an image in a softer hue.

Rock-N-Roll: Ink the stamp set in either a lighter of two colours then roll the edges of your stamp in the darker colour ink pad or same colour if combining with the second generation technique.


  1. Hi Melanie! Very clever to brayer your cardstock colors! Nice job with the stamping technique too. Thanks for playing along with us at H2H!

  2. Melanie - this is really lovely! You packed so many techniques into this card (would be great at a workshop!) Thanks for joining us at H2H this week :o)

  3. Melanie, thanks for stopping by! Gee, now I need to take a closer look at that SOTM! I love the swirl stamp above " you're amazing", :0)

  4. Really lovely card~very nice design and balance.
    Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  5. Great idea to stamp the dove in second generation sky and then rock and roll it back in the sky. Very pretty card!

  6. Love this card - great use of stamps. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  7. Hi Melanie!
    Love the brayer technique! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!


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