Highlighting in White

By | July 18, 2015

For Technique Thursday this week, I have a simple idea that can really add a unique, finished look to your cards.  It’s highlighting your stamped image with a White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen.  This works especially well on flat layers with colored backgrounds.

On the card below, I highlighted the dragonflies’ wings with a White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen.  I embossed the dragonflies in black, did all the stamping and sponging, and then when I was finished, I added the white highlights to the wings.  Previously, I could see some of the sponging and grunge spots through the wings.  Afterwards, the wings look opaque and give the illusion that the dragonflies are popping off the page.

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I used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set for this card.  I really love this set, and it includes not only the dragonflies, but the ferns, grunge spots, vintage circles, and border stamp.  I embossed the circles and border in black on Basic Black card stock to add an elegant look to this card.

I cut the dragonfly layer from Whisper White card stock using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies.  These framelits work great for card layers and labels!

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I realized after I took this picture that I didn’t adhere my circles very well!  I only used one dimensional behind each one, and I definitely need at least two to hold them flat!  Oh well, live and learn.

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The gorgeous paper is from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  It’s my favorite paper stack to date.  I totally love it!

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To create my border, I stamped the border stamp three times.

I added the scatter of pearls to coordinate with the white dots in the background paper:)

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Supplies used on my card:

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Try highlighting with a white gel pen on your next project!

Tami Hewlett

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