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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Flower Fancy "Thanks"...

If you've never done 2-step stamping, you should try it! The Flower Fancy stamp set is an ideal set to try.

For this So Saffron card, I used only Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss ink pads. The outline of the images was full-strength ink - ink the stamp on the pad and stamp on your card stock (Confetti White here).

The insides of the flowers are filled with a second stamp. The darker insides are full-strength, while the lighter ones are stamped off once on grid paper. I stamped off on all of the leaves' insides.

The advantage to 2-step stamping is that it makes use of what ink pad colors you have. Obviously a lighter version of an ink color will coordinate perfectly with the full-strength color.

The "thanks" is from the Thank You Kindly stamp set and punched out with the wide oval punch. It's adhered over 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain with dimensionals.

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