Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Color Difference When Stamping

At the blog hop, I mentioned that I stamped everything on Champagne cardstock.  The colors of the stamped images were muted because of that -- champagne is a darker base.

I want to show you how the colors would look if I had stamped on Colonial White (left project).  As you see in the pictures, there is a difference in the flowers and leaves.

I felt that the darker hue was good for "Happy Mother's Day" because it's an "old" love.  While the flower on the left with "Love" can be new and fresh -- just like love, no matter how long it's been.

The moral of this "story"?  Don't be afraid to change your base color to modify the mood of your image and message.  :)

All CTMH supplies Used:
X7166B Clarie Paper Packet
Z1790  Artiste Cricut Cartridge
C1538  Girls Rule
Z2116  Cranberry Ink
Z2140  Outdoor Denim Ink
Z2106  Blush Ink
Z2191  Sunset Ink
Z2153  Sweet Leaf Ink
Z2421  Outdoor Denim Marker
Z2419  Cranberry Marker
Z1807 Pink Glitter Gem
Z1151 3-D Foam (pieces cut in half between flower layers)

What sizes did I use for cutting on the Artiste Cricut Cartridge?  All three images can be found on page 74 or C4R5 (column 4 row 5).
Lid: <Card> 3.25" Champagne cardstock; 3" Claire B&T paper
Sides of box (not shown): <3D Object> and <3D Object><shift> 1.5" for a 2.5"x 2.5" box
Saying (right box): 0.75" <happy mother's day>

I could have used Art Philosophy to cut the leaves out, but thought it would be faster not to.  Also, the leaves are stamped overlapped and were cut out as one image.  You could get even more technical and mask the upper leave.  :)

Would you like to make this box?  Heather Plotzke and I are having a Spring Fling workshop on Saturday May 4th from 10am to 4pm at my house.  We would love to see you anytime during the workshop.  Choose to do the projects you want.   We will be posting our projects afterwards for you to purchase.  Stay tuned!

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