Saturday, April 8, 2017

Card: Sharing in Your Sorrow - Global Design Project #81

Using Versamark ink to make a watermarked design on plain cardstock is a technique I love but don't use nearly enough!  Tone-on-tone in any color always has an understated elegance.  Sometimes you just need that extra little something that really takes your handmade card or other paper project to another level. Using this technique on a sympathy card adds texture and interest in a way that doesn't look too showy or overdone.

This week's Global Design Project is a color challenge with Night of Navy, Whisper White and a third color of your choice.  For this project I chose Smoky Slate as my third color.

To make the watermarked background on the Night of Navy cardstock use the tree stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set and Versamark ink. Ink only the leafy treetop and stamp the image along one long edge of the cardstock. Stamp off the cardsock so that only the canopy of the tree is stamped.  Turn your cardstock around and nest the next row of stamping in the outline formed from the previously stamped leaves. Be sure to only ink the leaves of the stamp! Finally, stamp the leafy portion of the stamp along the bottom edge of the cardstock.

I hope that if you've never tried this technique you will!  It's so simple yet it elevates your project to a whole other level!


Global Design Project Design Team said...

What a beautiful Sympathy card Lindy. The smoky slate give just the right tone for your card, a great free colour choice. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge!

Donna Mack said...

Such a soft card that can be given to anyone! I love it! Great job capturing the essence of a sympathy card!