The focus this Tuesday is on working with images which are white. This can be tricky so I am going to share with you what I do. I am using as my example the swan from 3 Step Love Birds. This technique also works well with the lamb and the doves.
First I stamped layers 5, 4, 3, and 2 on white card stock. For the swan I stamped layer 5 in Memento Tuxedo Black, layer 4 SU BasicGray stamped off once, 3 SU Sahara Sand stamped off once, 2 SU Sahara Sand stamped off twice.
Instead of stamping layer 1 on top of the other layers, I stamped and cut out a mask using layer one and placed it over the stamped swan. To get this "white" effect, I never stamp layer one on the swan.
This next step is what makes the white image really begin to pop. I placed another mask across the swan to create a horizon line and sponged SU Marina Mist ink for the water.
I then removed the horizon mask but left the swan mask so that I could sponge SU Baja Breeze for the sky.
At this point, the swan mask was removed to reveal the white swan. What do you think?
I then added some beautiful spring tulips in the forefront to create a shore line.
The swan panel was then used to create a card for Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge 316. I hope you like it!
Stamps: 3 Step Love Birds, Multi Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet, Big & Bold Swashes,
and Father's Pocket Watch by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, and Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Inks: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Basic Gray, and Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up
Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies, and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Dimple Corner Punch
Embellishment: Martha Stewart Seam Binding Ribbon
This tutorial as well as one for stamping a white lamb will be in Tuesday Tips tomorrow in the Kitchen Sink Forum! The lamb I will be using to create my challenge card for the Tangled Up in Creativity Challenge - In like a lion, out like a lamb! It's coming, Dawn!!! I promise!