Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Picking Ink

Happy Tuesday!

Most of us don't have the space for every ink and paper color out there.  When deciding between two shades of the same color ink, go darker.  You can always stamp off and get a lighter shade.  For this card, I really needed Stampin' Up!'s Pretty in Pink.  I had Pink Pirouette which is very light and Regal Rose a darker shade.  I stamped off the Regal Rose and got an almost perfect match to my pink paper.

The stamped image and paper on the right is Regal Rose. On the left is the stamped off Regal Rose image along with a Pretty in Pink paper.  You can't tell it isn't Pretty in Pink ink.

On the other hand when choosing paper, I will usually go with the lighter of two shades.  I can always add color to paper with a background stamp or distressing.  Also, I prefer to use lighter colors for my card bases.  These are just my rules of thumb when I can't buy every pretty color.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll have a Project Life 2 page layout for you later in the week.


  1. Looks great! I love how you did the stamping off to get the shade you needed :)

  2. Awwww your card is so sweet.
    Great tips on colour matching :)

  3. Great tips! I often forget about stamping off, and it's a great technique.

  4. So pretty, Lisa! Love the combinations of patterns and colors.

  5. this is such a pretty card Lisa and I have a lot of the dsp that you are showing-thanks for the great tip on ink and how to get a lighter color


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