Hello! It's Sara, from Much Love, Sara. Today, I'm throwing back to the Rainbow Stamping technique I used during one of the Picket Fence Blog Hops back in May. This is a super fun and easy technique that really makes an impact on larger images - especially combined with a little shading work, as shown in today's card.
To do the rainbow stamping, I put the new Life Happens, Lashes Help Stamp Set image stamp into my MISTI. I inked multiple random areas of the image with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, and then stamped the image onto white card stock.
Here's where we create the rainbow. By overlapping the inks, as you stamp, it allows the ink to blend on your paper, and create a rainbow - rather than distinct colors. I cleaned the stamp, and inked additional areas with Festive Berries Distress Ink, allowing some portions (not all!) of the image that were previously inked with the Squeezed Lemonade color, to be inked again. Then I stamped the Festive Berries color onto my card stock. Again, I cleaned the stamp, and applied Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to the areas of the image that were still not stamped, before I pressed my stamp to the paper. I repeated all of these steps a second time to help blend the edges. Then, I took a tiny bit of water on a small brush to blend any remaining harsh lines.
While the panel was still in my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in Black Hybrid Ink. Then, I added some shading to the eyes image, using Prismacolor Pencils (using warm grays, black, and a turquoise color), and a White Gel Pen.
I really like how this card turned out - I love the color blend, and the simplicity! The Life Happens, Lashes Help Stamp Setis a fun one for girly cards, and has some fantastic snarky sentiments too. Be sure to check it out.