Hello to you! I cannot seem to pass up an opportunity to use a good pool and red color scheme. I am back at it again today with a project featuring Vintage Type and Large Floral Peony by The Ton Stamps for their 5th anniversary celebration. I know, right?!?! Yes, they have been around for five years already. I couldn’t believe either! They started out as a favorite and they still are. Effie keeps her designs fresh and trendy always!
I am sharing here on the blog, but this celebration is primarily taking place over on Instagram. Head on over for all the details. What? You don’t have an Insta? Oh my! There is so much fun to be had there. Definitely my favorite social media platform. It is not too late to get yourself an account, should you want to. I am even happy to help. Just shoot me on over a message to contact(at sign)janettekausen(dot)com. (Just trying to keep those troll bots at bay! You would not believe the emails I have been getting as of late, gasp!)
Both of the images in this project are color layering. Fear not! These are super simple to line up! The typewriter’s first layer is in Bright Emerald and then again in Cali Blue. This gives the color a little more pool colored effect, rather than too green or too blue. Don’t be afraid to layer colors to get what you are looking for! Next, Hot Tourmaline for the darker teal, then Noir for the key background and text. Last, Warm Hazelnut for the keys and paper which stamp together. (On a side note, it’s been a minute since I have used The Ton’s inks. I remember now, I love them!)
Layer the large Peonies in Soft Garnet, Red Sangria, and Lipstick Red. Add the stamens in Beach Blondie. Fussy cut all of the images. Draw a line down the right side and across the bottom of an A2 white cardstock panel with a straight edge and a black Flair pen. Then adhere flowers in place. Trim overhanging flowers from the back along the straight edge of the panel. Adhere typewriter popped with foam tape to center of card. Adhere finished panel to folded card base.
TIP: Allow each ink color to dry before stamping the next for the most crisp design. I used a MISTI Precision Stamp Tool to ease my color layering and make repeats a breeze! Who am I kidding? I next to never skip using the MISTI for any stamping at all!
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