This image shows the same techniques as the previous blog post with darker inks. This time I used Memento : Espresso Truffle
with Stampin’ Up!: Rich Razzleberry.
I also used a dark Brown, tulle wide ribbon for embellishment and layered the sentiment on top.
I also inked the edges of the card panel plus the sentiment label.
I hope these cards give inspiration – especially if you have a smaller stash of products or a limited budget.
An alternative way to achieve both looks using the same inks for each card is to try second generation stamping.
To achieve the light tones, first ink the stamp you are using with your chosen ink and then lightly stamp onto a scrap piece of paper first then onto your card base/ panel.
To achieve darker tones just ink and stamp as usual.
To avoid wasting ink you could have three card panels in a row. Ink your chosen stamp with your chosen ink then stamp once onto the first card panel and then straight to the second, then third without re-inking. The second panel will be lighter than the first, the third will be lighter still 🙂
I hope you have fun trying this technique, Happy Crafting, Jenny