Tone-on-Tone Stamping With Lovely You

Hello and welcome! Today I wanted to share with you a card made using the Tone-on-Tone Stamping Technique. I have used the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Bundle (available from 3rd June 2020 – or before if you Join My Team!).

If you would prefer to watch me create the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

This card was inspired by a Global Design Project Colour Challenge. Click the link to find out more, see the other entries or take part!

Tone-on-Tone stamping involves using stamping with a particular colour of ink onto the same colour of cardstock. It’s a great way to add subtle patterns or text to a background. Here’s my card…

Tone-on-tone stamping using Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. Next I have used a 14.4 x 10 cm piece of Pretty Peacock which I have stamped one of the foliage images onto using Pretty Peacock ink. The technique is repeated on pieces of Soft Sea Foam (8.4 x 10 cm) and Blushing Bride (11.4 x 5 cm) cardstock using foliage and flower stamps from the same Stamp Set. These pieces are all layered together as shown.

Tone-on-tone stamping using Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set

The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink onto a 0.75″ strip of Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. A 1″ strip of Pretty Peacock is also cut out with the punch. These are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tone-on-tone stamping using Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set

The final touch is provided by a few of the 2019-2021 In Colour Faceted Dots.

What do you think?

I think tone-on-tone stamping is a great technique for adding subtle patterns to plain cardstock. It really lends itself to making quick and simple cards which look amazing. Why not try it with a sentiment?

I’m already in love with this punch too! Six different labels from one punch – wow!

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Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. The item code for the bundle is 154070 (available from 3rd June 2020).

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