Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a stamping tutorial. I’m using using the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Brilliance Inks to create a metallic sunset cityscape journaling cards.
If you’re new to stamping, my Stamping 101 post will help get you started. All of these inks are available in the shop and this technique can be used with any cityscape/building stamp. You could even carve your own.
Sometimes stamping is difficult for me. I tend to lean my crafting towards mediums that give me complete control. Cutting paper, writing words, using stickers or letter stamps are totally my jam — blending slow drying inks, a little bit of a challenge.
Step out of your comfort zone.
1. Start out by gathering your supplies. We’ll be using the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance Inks in Galaxy Gold, Rocket Red Gold, Crimson Copper, and Cosmic Copper to create our stamped sunset cityscapes.
2. We will be stamping from light to dark. First, use the Galaxy Gold Ink and ink up your entire cityscape stamp, from top to bottom. Stamp along the bottom edge of the journaling card, reinking when necessary.
3. Using Cosmic Copper, ink your entire cityscape stamp once again. This time you will stamp just below your original stamped area (about 1/8th of an inch lower). Reink the stamp and repeat as necessary.
4. Using Rocket Red Gold, ink the bottom two-thirds of the cityscape stamp (see the photo below to illustrate how much the stamp should be inked), leaving the top of your cityscape stamp un-inked. Stamp along the bottom edge of the journaling card. Reink and repeat as necessary.
5. Using Crimson Copper, the darkest ink color, ink the very bottom of the cityscape stamp (see the photo below to illustrate how much the stamp should be inked). Stamp along the bottom edge of the journaling card, creating the final depth to our sunset.
Now these journaling cards are ready to be used for anything. Put them in your Project Life albums, write a note to a friend, jot down your grocery list, and more.
Play around with different stamping techniques, overlapping, blending, etc — and definitely try out different color combinations for a unique card each and every time.