Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here! You might have already stopped by Tina’s post and know this month’s theme, but if you are starting here, this month’s theme is Everything But The Kitchen Sink.
My kitchen is gray. It wasn’t my choice but that is what was here when I bought the house. I grew up with wood cabinets so it took me awhile to adjust to gray cabinets. For one, I wasn’t sure what color appliances to get – white? black? definitely not almond or beige!
For this card I wondered what the Spiral Dye stamp would look like if I only used grays. After all, tie dye is known for bright color combinations. I have rinsed out plenty of Tie Dye in my kitchen and always worry that the dyes will stain my gray countertops. So far, so good, but I digress. There are a few scratches as you can see behind the card in the photo.
I chose to stamp with Basic Gray and Smoky Slate. The Spiral Dye stamp is a background stamp which means it is quite large. Since I wanted to make sure I got a good image, I pulled out my Stamparatus. This would allow me to restamp in the same place if an area didn’t get enough ink the first time. One thing to keep in mind is that the Spiral Dye stamp is designed to have lighter and darker spots just as a real tie dye item would have. I stamped first with Basic Gray on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White. The stamp is larger than the piece of cardstock which ensures that the image fills the piece. I then turned the piece of cardstock 180º and stamped in Smoky Slate. the resulting image has lots of variations of gray. I then stamped the sentiment from the In Your Words stamp set in Basic Gray and trimmed the ends with the Pick a Banner punch. The final touch was Gray Granite Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.
Thank you for letting me share my project. What do you think about an all-gray card? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Please stop by and see Tracie’s post next. I know it will be great!
August 2021 Blog Hop
Amanda Howard – You are HERE!
Tracie Evans Langley
- Spiral Dye stamp set #156927
- In Your Words stamp set #156619
- Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack #155475
- Banners Pick a Punch #153608
- Smoky Slate cardstock #131202
- Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad #147113
- Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad #149166
- Basic White cardstock #159276
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I like it!
Amanda, I love your card! What a great way to use the Spiral Dye stamp! You made Tie Dye elegant! Thank you SO much for sharing!