Stretching Your Colors – Layering With One Color + GIVEAWAY
Hello! Stamp and die layering is very popular right now. However, these products require you to have several shades of the same color ink or paper. Today I am showing how you can get great results with one color… and a white ink pad.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.]
I have several examples for you today… some with layering of stamps and some with layering of die cuts. Please watch the video to see how I was able to create the look of many colors… but only with a few. The key? White pigment ink!
My first card uses the new and oh-so-fun Altenew Wonderful Wycinanki Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I love this set! These two cards were created with three colored inks – Altenew Magenta, New Leaf, and Chamomile Inks. It looks like I used 6+ inks. I simply stamped over some of the images with white pigment ink to make them lighter. The sentiments are from the Altenew Simply the Best Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).
These colors make me happy…
My next two cards showcase the Altenew Playful Plumeria Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). Each flower was made with one color of ink… and I stamped with white pigment ink between each layer of stamping. This gives the look of four inks… when we only used one color.
I stamped the dotted leaves in the background with the Altenew Dot Art Stamp Set… and used the same set for the sentiment.
I used a few more of the same flowers on this next card, along with the Altenew Mega Greetings 4 Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Mega Blessed Die (SSS | ALT).
These flowers are easy to layer…
Next up… I used Altenew Persian Blue Ink for this large flower from the Altenew Simply the Best Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). Love this color… and it matches the Hero Arts Lapis Cardstock (SSS | HA) nicely! The leaves are from the Altenew Antique Roses Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). (Again – watch the video to see how I created these with one color + white pigment ink.) In the background, I lightly inked Altenew Morning Frost Ink over the Altenew Wonderful Wreath Stencil (SSS | ALT).
I also added Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops to the center of the flower.
My last few cards feature die cutting instead of stamping. I started by die cutting many pieces from the Altenew Polish Papercuts 3D Dies (SSS | ALT) with Hero Arts Lapis Cardstock (SSS | HA) and Hero Arts Meadow Cardstock (SSS | HA). I then applied Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink to some to make them lighter. And applied VersaMark Ink to others to make them darker. So it looks like I used 6 colors of cardstock when I only used two. And I can be sure to have the perfect shades to go together!
The sentiments are from the Altenew Dot Art Stamp Set and Altenew Just Because Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).
I just love these colors… and really enjoy layering them together.
I had a few leftover pieces so I created this bonus card. The sentiment is from the Altenew Wavy Roses Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and I used the Altenew Dot Art Stamp Set on the background.
Today I am playing along in the Altenew August Blog Hop. Lots of great products… and a wonderful variety! You can find the new products HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.
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Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Altenew products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.