Welcome to the Totally Techniques Blog Hop! I’m Lynsay Mahon from Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
This month, our featured technique is one called “Tone on Tone” stamping. This is a nice, simple technique, which is wonderful at this time of year. With the holidays fast approaching, I know I appreciate every way that I can simplify things.
To complete this technique, it is as simple as stamping the same colour of ink onto the cardstock. You can accomplish this by stamping the classic dye ink over the cardstock, or by stamping Versamark over the cardstock which will then coordinate with every colour of paper you have!
Let me show you how the two ways.
The cards I made is a simple, yet lovely. This is a perfect card for mass producing if you have several you’d like to get in the mail for the holidays. The first one used Real Red Classic Ink on Real Red cardstock to get the snowflake background:
This subtle background is contrasted by the gold glitter paper used to die cut the greeting! I love how it has a bit of a vintage Christmas feel. I also used our Chalk Marker to add some detail to the snowflakes:
I wanted to show you the difference between classic ink on cardstock and Versamark on cardstock. I find Versamark works the best on dark cardstock. It does take a few minutes to dry, so if you’re not seeing at first, don’t panic. The other thing to consider is sticky ink like Versamark, likes to be re-inked often, so if you’re not seeing your images, you may need to re-ink it.
You can see, the imagery is a little more subtle, but the advantage of Versamark, is if you don’t have the ink colour to match the cardstock, the Versamark will act as though it is the same colour!
I hope this technique is something you can easily tuck away into your repertoire. It’s so great because you need next to no tools to accomplish it!
Be sure to keep hopping along with the rest of our Totally Techniques team to see more ways to use the Tone on Tone Technique!