Hi, stampers. Today’s video shares two fun things: creating stamping shadows and a peek at the newest colors of Color Theory Inks. Oh! And I have a great discount code and giveaway!
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
Today’s technique of “stamping shadows” is so-very-easy to do, yet gives really fun results. After stamping the first bold and colorful image, I stamped it again – slightly offset from the first image – without reinking or cleaning it. This gives a soft, shadow-like image behind that main image. This technique works great with large, bold images like this Studio Calico “Hooray” greeting. This lighter second image is called “second generation stamping” and works better with some inks than others. The ink that I found is best? Studio Calico Color Theory Ink. (Click HERE for a video on generation stamping.)
In this video, I show the newest six colors of Color Theory Ink from Studio Calico. This line of ink is great because it works well for second generation stamping, is Copic-friendly and doesn’t stain stamps. (For a video with more details and a closer look at this ink line, click HERE.) Originally, Studio Calico came out with twelve colors and they now have released six more.
And for my readers, Studio Calico is offering two great discount codes on these inks!
Check this out…
- For $5 off the new 6 colors “Color Theory Bundle”, use the code MCGUIRE5 at checkout. Click HERE.
- For 10% off the individual Color Theory Ink Pads (the original colors), use the code MCGUIRE10 at checkout. Click HERE.
- Fine Print: “Color Theory Ink Pad Bundle” must be in your purchase to qualify for the MCGUIRE5 code. Not valid on previous purchases. Must enter the code at checkout. Refunds will not be issued for misused or non-entered codes. Expires 9/30/2014 AT 11:59PM EST. This offer is valid while supplies last.
While you are there, you may want to check out THIS back to school stamp set. I am ordering it now – so fun. I also recently purchased the You’re Pretty Amazing die, Be Awesome stamp + die combo and the Hooray die. Oh, and if you are one who likes to get reinkers, the Color Theory Inks now have them, too.
INK SWATCH DOWNLOAD
As I mentioned in the video, I have a free Ink Swatch Download for these inks – just click HERE and HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads along with a video on how I use them, please go HERE.
Giveaway time! Studio Calico has given me an extra set of the new six Color Theory Inks to give to a lucky winner. For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 9/3/14. Good luck!