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Saturday, 7 February 2009

Bold images on coloured cardstock ........

Bold images on coloured cardstock do not stamp properly! YOu can test it out if you like, but no matter what you do, the image will never be as clear & crisp as when you stamp on Stampin' Up! Whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock. Do not despair, as you can see below, there is a way to get around this problem.

Simply stamp your solid image onto Whisper White cardstock, wait a short while for the ink to completly dry & then use a brayer to dye the card whatever colour your like. You can see the difference above - the image on the right has been stamped using Basic Black ink onto Groovy Guava cardstock & is not very clear, while the image on the left has been stamped in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock & brayered over in Groovy Guava ink. I had never thought to do this - I actually saw it the other day on Georgina's blog while doing a little blog surfing.

Here is the finished project that I attached the tag to - I've been trying to use up some of my rub-ons so have removed the labels off some handwash & decorated it with Urban West rub ons.


Mel said...

It really works well! I must say I'm not very familiar with a brayer, (so please excuse this question), but how do you make sure that the Guava ink doesn't go over the black ink?

Alana Galagher said...

Hi Mel,

The guava ink does go over the black ink, but because it is lighter you can't tell. You got me thinking tho & there is no reason you can't brayer the cardstock first & then stamp the bold image - just tested it out & it works a treat :-)

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous idea!!! Will have to give it a go - TFS