Today’s cards are part of Crafty Collaboration’s Technique Tuesday Blog Hop. This week the featured technique is two-step stamping. I love the dimension and interest that it adds to stamped images. Two-step stamping can be monochromatic, using a single color, or it can be done using two different colors. I chose to use two colors: Highland Heather as my base color and Gorgeous Grape for the highlighted or detailed color. Today, I am sharing two cards using the Wisteria Wishes Bundle.
Wisteria Wishes Hang In There
Wisteria Wishes is a photopolymer stamp set that uses two-step stamping for the Wisteria blossoms. It, also, offers two variations for leaves. I chose to use the image that looked like a vine rather than stalks. The leaves and Wisteria blossoms were stamped directly on a Basic White layer. The Wisteria blossoms required two-step stamping. The base image was stamped in Highland Heather and the detailed or second step was stamped in Gorgeous Grape. This was carried through to the inside layer. I added die cut leaves for dimension and texture to the front of the card. The sentiment was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and die cut using the small banner from Stylish Shapes Dies. Wink of Stella was added to the Gorgeous Grape on the Wisteria blossoms. Pastel Pearls were added to the front of the card for some “bling.”
- Gorgeous Grape or Highland Heather:
- 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (banner)
- Highland Heather or Gorgeous Grape
- 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Basic White:
- 3 3/4″ x 5″
- 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Pear Pizzazz:
- Scraps for die cutting leaves
For my second card, I reversed the colors for the card base and layer. But, this time I wanted to vines to appear as though they were on a trellis. I used the Split Card Texture Dies as a stencil to create the look of a trellis. The leaves and Wisteria blossoms were stamped as above, but this time, die cut. The largest banner from Stylish Shapes Dies was perfect for my sentiment.
A third example is from another post. Here, I used Petal Pink for the two-step stamping and daubers with Polished Pink for adding color. To see more for this card, click here.
I hope you enjoyed my cards. Now, “hop” along to see some more samples of two-step stamping and amazing ideas and inspiration from talented demonstrators from around the world!
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