Video: Tone-on-Tone Stamped Cards with Leaf Canopy Stamp Set

by May Sukyong Park
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Hi, Altenew fans! It’s May here from Mayholic Design. Today I have a set of one layer cards to share with you all featuring the Leaf Canopy Stamp Set and Happy Dreams Stamp Set.

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To create my card, I started by ink blending on a piece of A2 Lagoon Cardstock with three shades of ink from Sweet Dreams Oval Ink Set: Aqualicious, Teal Cave, and Galactic Stream using mini ink blending tools. 

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Then I stamped the solid images from the Leaf Canopy Stamp Set with Galactic Stream Ink around the edge of my panel using my Original MISTI Stamping Tool. You can use an Embossing Ink for stamping if you want to create a subtle tone-on-tone background. 

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Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Dreams Stamp Set inside with Embossing Ink in the center of my panel, sprinkled some Antique Gold Embossing Powder over the sentiment, tapped the excess powder off my paper, and heat set the sentiment with my heat tool until it was completely melted. 

To finish off my card, I added some tiny dots between the images using a white gel pen. The dot technique gives my card a more finished look, while small dots add subtle details to my card's design.

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By the way, I also stamped the sentiment from the Happy Dreams Stamp Set inside my card and another sentiment from the Crafty Friends Stamp Set on the back with Jet Black Ink.

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I made a matching envelope by stamping the same solid images from the Leaf Canopy Stamp Set on the flap of my envelope. I used three shades of ink from Sweet Dreams Oval Ink Set to achieve an ombre look on the images.

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For my second card, I created my ink blended background using the ink colors from Warm and Cozy Oval Ink Set: Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, and Firebrick.

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To add a messy yet beautiful golden accent on my card front, I applied Embossing Ink directly along the top/bottom of my panel and heat embossed the areas using Antique Gold Embossing Powder. It was my first time trying messy heat embossing and I had so much fun! 

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It’s a shame that my camera failed to catch the gradient look of my inked background. The colors look more dramatic and beautiful in real life.

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Which card do you like better? The red card with gold heat embossed accent? Or the blue card with white dots? Please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear from you. That’s all for my cards today. Hope you love what I've created.

https://youtu.be/NKDJRaNel9s

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my card from start to finish. You can watch it above or in HD on YouTube.

That is it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

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Bonnie Eng December 31, 2018 - 10:14

Beautiful – I have to admit I like the blue the most – but I am a bit prejudiced as blue is my favourite colour :) It does look lovely with the white accent dots though.

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:26

Thank you, Bonnie! :)

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Dorothea Chase December 31, 2018 - 10:26

Beautiful, I liked the blue the best, it was so elegant!

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:27

Thank you, Dorothea! I had so much fun making these cards!

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barbara lassiter December 31, 2018 - 10:58

Blue is my favorite color so I like the blue one best. Thanks for the inspiration. I purchased this set recently and am looking for ideas for using it.

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:27

I’m glad to hear that my cards inspired you! Happy crafting, Barbara!

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BeverlyBL December 31, 2018 - 11:22

I’m a blue girl, too. Seems like blue is the winner so far, but both cards are so beautiful. Gonna try the messy embossing. Fun idea.

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:28

Believe me! The messy heat embossing technique is way too fun!! :)

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Liz December 31, 2018 - 12:06

Blue has never been my favorite color but I love the results of your blue card. I’m inspired to try it myself!! :)

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:28

Glad to hear that, Liz!

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Pat H. December 31, 2018 - 12:39

I love both cards, May, & the technique! My favorite is the orange one. Live the cheery color & the gorgeous messy embossing!!

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:28

Thank you, Pat!

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Lisa Carreno December 31, 2018 - 13:12

I love the dot technique!!

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:29

I’m addicted to the dot technique. Hehe!!!

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Kirsty Vittetoe December 31, 2018 - 20:31

I truly appreciate all the work that goes into these well designed creation!

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:33

Thank you so much for your kind words, Kirsty!

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Louise Schubert January 1, 2019 - 09:57

I love the Autumn colors! It is a bit more adventurous, and makes me feel warm all over!

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:34

Thank you, Lousie!

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Henriëtte January 1, 2019 - 13:33

Gorgeous May, I am always a big fan of tone on tone. What a great job all the white tiny dots on the blue card, it really finish the card off. And I love that you made matching envelopes, that is so awesome to see such gorgeous sets. Thank you so much for showing and wishing a verry Happy New Year.

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:34

Thank you so much for your sweet words, Henriëtte! Happy new year to you, too!

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Caprice O January 4, 2019 - 10:48

I really like them both. I have a hard time trying to make messy look like on purpose…..
So for me, I like the blue one more. The white dots are a great touch as well as the matching envelopes.

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2019 - 00:35

Yes, it was hard to do a messy heat embossing on purpose. But I’m glad I gave it a go. :)

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Phyllis Kennedy January 12, 2019 - 09:47

I’m always looking for inspiration, and first thing this morning, I find your post! I have a challenge of over-thinking, so turn to imaginative, creative artists like you for help. Thanks so much. And now I may try the messy embossing in blue.

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mogsya January 12, 2019 - 11:28

Really liked both of them as they were so different but still the same. Liked the white dots on the blue as it made everything stand out and liked the gold embossing on the orangy red card. Thank you for sharing and inspiring! :-)

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jintyoo7 January 12, 2019 - 13:02

Beautiful cards, May. The details are very inspiring. At first glance, I thought the messy gold emobssed edges were actually a strip of torn vellum (insert rolling eyes here, lol). Thank you, for all your wonderful ideas :-)

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Melissa A.C. Stevens January 12, 2019 - 13:10

I like them both very much. Sorry your background didn’t show up but I can imagine the effect!! I do messy embossing often not meaning to, but. . . your looks MUCH nicer!!! Thank you for your inspiration I have the Leaf Canopy Stamp Set on my wish list!

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