White Ink Highlighting Technique

Welcome to our monthly Casually Crafting Blog Hop. This month our theme is a colour challenge to make a project using Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Fresia and Old Olive. For my project I used the Calming Camilla, Sale-A-Bration stamp set.

This months sketch

The objective of a colour challenge is to create a project using the colours of the challenge. Which this month are Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Fresia and Old Olive, see side. I used cardstock, inks and stampin’ blends in the challenge colours, plus Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink and Basic White card as a layer and insert.

For this project I used the Calming Camila Sale-A-Bration stamp set, which is a lovely Distinktive stamp set; which has a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step, creating photo-realistic images.

The Calming Camellia is a Host Stamp Set only available with Stampin’ Rewards. Anytime you spend £275 or more during Sale-A-Bration in Jan/Feb 2022, the exclusive host stamp set is included for FREE!

Calming Camila White Inked and Coloured Card

Using the leaf and the swirl stamps, I created a randomly stamped layer, in Old Olive on which the stamped and coloured (see below) image layer was mounted. The card was embellished with Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

How to create my Calming Camila White Inked and Coloured card

  1. The card base is half A4, cut cut long and thin (29.7 x 10.5cm) in Old Olive, folded in half on the short edge to create A6 card base.
  2. A (14.4 x 10.1cm) piece of Old Olive was stamped randomly with the Leaf and Swirl images, to created the background layer.
  3. The image layer (12.4 x 8.1cm) was stamped in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card, using a stamparatus (this is important).
  4. The flowers of the image were highlighted by colouring using a water brush with watered down Whisper White ink.
  5. Once the ink was dry, the image was re-stamped in the stamparatus, which enables re-stamping in exactly the same location. This re-added the definition to the flowers. The edges were sponged off a little (using kitchen roll) to lighten the image slightly
  6. Once re-stamped the flowers were coloured with Stampin’ Blends.
  7. The image was mounted on Basic White (12.6 x 8.3cm), before mounting on the stamped background layer.
  8. This was then mounted on the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. A stamped Basic White insert (14.3 x 10.5cm) was added on the inside of the card.

I created three further monochromatic cards in the colour challenge colours, using the same technique, just not coloured with blends. I think I like the Rick Razzleberry the best, but the Old Olive works best when colouring the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Please find below more projects from the Casually Crafting Design Team.

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White Ink Highlighting Technique Calming Camila

4 Responses

  1. Sara Sayers says:

    Ha ha – great minds eh! Love it of course ! TFS xx

  2. This is such a nice stamp set isn’t it, and you’ve made a gorgeous card with it Hilary xx

  3. Katie Drew says:

    Love it, the white on Rich Razzleberry is especially stunning

  4. Your cards are beautiful! I love this stamp set and the way you added color to it! 🙂

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