Timeless Tuesday ~ Lots of Dots!

Hello fellow Flourishes fans! It's Tuesday and we're here with another fantastic Timeless Tuesday Challenge for you! Have you checked out the latest and greatest Gambler's Sale this week? You don't want to miss this... it's 50% off everything in the store. Things go fast, so shop now to ensure you get all those stamps on your "must have" list! Click here for more details and your shopping code.

Hey gang... welcome back to another fabulous Timeless Tuesday Challenge.  This week, the fabulous Jenny is our hostess and she is challenging us to...

There's nothing better than DOTS right everyone?  When in need of a fabulous addition to your cards or art work, why not try a lotta dots!

Today I thought I'd share another "experiment" with you!  I love to mix patterns and layer inks and use stencils and this card uses it ALL!

I began with a piece of Classic White Cardstock and I took the fun cycling bear from the newest Flourishes stamp release, "Under the Big Top" and I thought... let's try the "kiss" technique with these stamps since the whole stamp set contains the perfect kind of stamp for this technique... silhouettes!

What's the "kiss" technique you ask?  Well here's how to do it...

First you want to find a base stamp that doesn't have a lot of detail and has a lot of flat surface to it... silhouette style stamps are perfect for this.  Next you want to find 2 colours of ink that look okay together when you mix or layer them on one another; I chose Memento "Cantaloupe" and "Love Letter". And finally, you need another detail type stamp like an ornate back ground stamp.  For my detail stamp, I chose one of my favourite stamps, Vintage Wallpaper.  (Another good one would be our "Antique Lace" stamp.)

Take your darker ink and ink up your detail stamp.  You can try all kinds of colour combos but experiment first on scrap paper to see what inks work best together.  I mean... if you don't want to have green on your project don't choose yellow and blue ink = hence they make green when combined!

Next, ink up your silhouette stamp using the lighter ink.

Then take that silhouette stamp and literally lay it right on top of your inked detailed stamp hence you are kissing the two stamps together!

Next stamp your now kissed stamp onto your cardstock...
VOILA!!  Your silhouette image has picked up the darker ink from the detail stamp and its stuck to your silhouette image stamp.  Now you have a beautiful pattern all over your silhouette in only a few super simple steps!  Cool right?

Here's a close up of my card front detail...
Did you notice...
  • I have pink polka dots on the front panel? (That is what our challenge is all about this week!!!)  I made them by spraying my Copic Markers with an air brush through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil called "Dot Fade".  There are even some stars in the back ground if you look closely (I used Copic Blender Solution and the Tim Holtz stencil "Stars" to remove the ink!).
  • The dark pink polka dots on my ruffled ribbon?  Yup... I took some plain white Seam Binding Ribbon, air brushed it to match my Copic Markers (RV23, RV25) and also used my "Dot Fade" stencil again to add dots with Copic RV29!
  • Even my back ground has more Vintage Wallpaper stamped on it and a tiny strip of the fabulous Classic Black Cardstock to add a touch of black back in.
  • I used the same kiss technique for my cycling bear but I took a Copic Multiliner 0.3 and traced around the edge of the image to make her stand out a bit more!
  • All of the white back ground of the card base is covered in circus balls and steps using the kiss technique.  It turned out so cute and unique!
I hope you enjoyed your stop hear and maybe even learned something new.  Be sure to visit the DT's blogs and leave them a little blog love...
Thanks for stopping by! We hope you'll join us this week for our fantastic challenge.

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Under the Big Top, Vintage Wallpaper)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White & Black Cardstock

die cut shapes: Spellbinders (for masking)
ink:  Memento, Copic Markers
ribbon:Flourishes Seam Binding Ribbon
tools:  Tim Holtz (Dot Fade & Stars" stencils
buttons:  Queen & Co.
other: thread.


Colleen said...

Your card turned out fantastic, I love all the layers, that ribbon is fabulous.

TLady said...

This is TOTALLY FABULOUS ALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOTAL FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOVE how it came out!!!!!;)

Katie Sims said...

WOW! Chock full of fun techniques, beautiful colors, and out of this world creativity! I am always amazed at what you are able to create, Allison! Another masterpiece! :)

ChristineCreations said...

Ally this is so darn cute! I just love how you’ve added such great interest through the double stamping!

Cheryl said...

Ok, you are officially the Queen of Stamp Layering! That stamped and airbrushed panel is so gorgeous! And, I love how you stamped the bear, too. I'm going to have to get busy if I'm ever going to learn all the cool stuff you show in your cards!!! FAB!