This is called a 'spotlight' technique. The purpose is to draw extra attention to a particular part of the image. Using the new Lockhart Bird's Nest Wreath we stamped it twice. Once on an ivory Twinchie Square and then again (bring Inchie square to the stamp this time) just on the 'nest' part on an ivory Inchie Square. Color both and use foam tape to attach the smaller square, matching it up to the larger image. PS - we couldn't resist using a little Glossy Accents on the eggs!
Every store that carries our products should have a stash of Inchie Arts sample cards. The out of season ones may be tucked away but there is bound to be something on the shelf. We try really hard to demonstrate different coloring and layering techniques on our sample cards as well as coordinate with whatever the store is ordering. If you need a creative spark... just ask to see some past season samples....the images might not match the current time of year, but they may spur a coloring or layering idea that can be applied to all the 'new' stamp images.
Subtle color cards like this one always look better in person, but you might try our idea of creating a similar background on the white Inche + Square as the pattern paper square behind it. This was done by stamping with one of the squares from the Mini Paisley Quad Set from Stampendous with VersaMagic Aspen Mist Chalk Ink. We stamped, colored and cut out one of the Poppy Stems, also from Stampendous and attached it with a piece of foam tape. PS - on this one we touched up here and there on the flower with a Gelly Roll Stardust pen and the sentiment is from Lockhart.
A quick and easy card stamped with the Lockhart Itty Bitty Kite on a white Inchie Square. The beautiful calligraphy style of the word Summer by Gretchen Ehrsam for RubberMoon really enhances the simple elements of this card. PS - yup...that's carefully applied Glossy Accents on the kite!
The sage green notecards are from the Inchie Notes 'fall' color collection and the light gray card is from the Inchie Notes 'neutrals' color collection. And yes, the envelopes included in the packages will go through the mail without extra postage!