October 10, 2012

Less Is More: Silver

Less is More's challenge for this week is using the colour Silver in a card.

What a perfect challenge for doing Christmas cards with my new JustRite stamp: Snowfall Background Stamp.  I love this stamp and had to get it. :)

I tried the stamp with a few different coloured metallic inks on different papers.  The ink over the whole page made the edges curl, so photographing these was... interesting.  Here are two:
Platinum ink on black paper.
Silver ink on white paper.
I think the dark paper works great for this stamp, so I think I'll stick with that in the future.  I used pigment inks, so I had to wash off the stamp quickly - and with soap - to get it properly cleaned off (I don't have stamp cleaners as I'd probably forget that you shouldn't use them on clear stamps).

Cardstock: Recollections
Stamps: JustRite - Snowfall Background Stamp, Kaiser Craft - Clear Stamp set Christmas,  Stampendous - Winter Trees
Inks: Brilliance Dew Drop Platinum, Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver, Memento Dew Drop Red


Patty Froese said...

I really like the black paper one, too. So pretty!

Mandi said...

no white space for us but terrific inking
Super cards

Thank you very much

Jessica Strider said...

Thanks Patty! :)

@Mandi - You're right. I forgot the LIM cards need white space. I was so excited about stamping in silver. Sorry about that.

Karin said...

I like the contrast on the black/silver one but i think there's just something elegant about the white one!

Stick the cards in an old phone book (between 2 ppr towels or kleenexes) and let them sit under a stack of heavy books. That should straighten them out.

Jessica Strider said...

Good idea Karin. Why didn't I think of that?

Karin said...

Because you're not a stamp collector, lol.