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.
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!
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.
The gorgeous paper is from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack. It’s my favorite paper stack to date. I totally love it!
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:)
Supplies used on my card:
Try highlighting with a white gel pen on your next project!