When it comes down to actually USING inks, I find it easier to stay within a handful of colors. Don’t get me wrong, I love having a rainbow of colors in front of me to brighten the area. I just don’t reach for Maroon or Purple.
This card was my most popular card of 2021, and, as it turns out, of all time in my Instagram feed. I will be making more of these in a full A2 card this week, and will add in Mango Melody. I also love Soft Saffron, though it doesn’t photograph well, it is quite pretty in real life.
Speaking of favorites, using a stamp positioning tool makes me very happy to get at least the sentiment and main image stamped straight and in the same place on more than one card. I use both the Stamparatus and the MISTI for different jobs.
Below is a Clean and Simple card where creating a panel (popped up on just four Dimensionals) allowed me a colored card stock for the base.
This is favorite size for a stamped panel. I can get 8 pieces from a single sheet of card stock. I first cut the colored card pieces.
Save the 1/2″ strip there from the right side and you can use it for sentiments.
I cut the white card stock the same way, but then I cut 1/8″ off the height and width for it to fit on the colored piece. Or, just use white without a colored mat. Nothing says you have to have a colored mat.
White on white is pretty with my favorite colors. I’ll show you an embellishment I like later this week. I’ve embossed this panel using Subtle embossing folder, and there are many other things that work, like die-cutting this top panel with a fancy edge.
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