I've always liked light blue with black, so I used PTI's Aqua Mist with SU Basic Black. I started by stamping the grid image with Aqua Mist ink onto Aqua Mist card stock. I wanted the grid to be there, but not stand out. I was challenged to get the second stamping of the grid to line up with the first one, so I ended up stamping a lot of them, then cutting them down into usable pieces.
After I stamped the grids, I went back and stamped one image inside all the squares with the same Aqua Mist color, then I stamped another image in black on the actual grid lines. This is what I'm talking about:
I salvaged as much of the stamped grid as I could, then I mixed it up a bit with different black images. This set is a lot of fun to play with! Here are the cards that I made with the various stamped images I chose:
When I got home from today's market, I wanted to get these cards off my work space so I could move on to all the cards some people requested I try and make. I always look forward to the suggestions, as it gives me some direction and helps me focus on what to do next. Input - a good thing! Anyway, in an effort to finish these guys, I opted to use my Nestabilities and make oval sentiments to offset all the Square going on.
See that image stamped in black on the last card? I stamped it in the Aqua Mist on White, then stamped the sentiment over it. THEN I used the Nesties to cut them out. You can barely see the color under the sentiment, but I think it looks better than just plain white.
I have a lot of ideas floating in my head, and I have tomorrow off (yay!), so I hope to sleep past 7 am, and then find some time to stamp so I can get the ideas onto card stock. Aaaaand, my order of new SU stuff arrives tomorrow. Double-yay! :-)
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