Tuesday, 7 May 2013

3 Step Stamping Colour Combinations The Sweet Life - Updated 2015

Updated 02/02/2015 with readable key of the inks used.

I recently purchased a floral stamp set that requires 3 step stamping, which is a new concept to me, mainly because it requires a degree of precision and colour co-ordination, both of which come fleetingly to me.

One evening I decided to sit and stamp as many colour combinations I could think of, now please bear in mind that this decision may or may not* have come about after drinking a glass of wine.
*it did, and it was two glasses.

I advise you of this because, some, if not all of the samples are stamped squiffily, I like to think that the jaunty angles add 'movement' to the piece and are in no way a reflection of my poor workmanship, and some of the colour combinations are examples of my journey into colour theory. Fine, have it your way, I am guilty of being drunk in charge of an acrylic block.

For your viewing pleasure I present the result of that evening's 'work'

3 Step Stamping Colour Combinations - PTI The Sweet Life by Paper and Ribbons


Lemonade - AD
Peach Bellini - AD Mountain Rose - AD
Aqua – AD
Pool – AD
Peacock Feathers - DI
Aqua Mist – PTI
Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ocean Tides - PTI
Antique Linen – DI
Scattered Straw –DI
Latte - AD




Cantaloupe – MM
Tangelo – MM
Morocco - MM
Tumbled Glass – DI
Broken China – DI
Chipped Sapphire - DI
Cool Peri – AD
Stonewashed – AD
Danube Blue – MM
Lulu Lavender –MM
Sweet Plum – MM
Grape Jelly – MM




Summer Sunrise – PTI
Berry Sorbet – PTI
Pure Poppy - PTI
Angel Pink – MM
Hibiscus Burst – PTI
Picked Raspberry - DI
Angel Pink – MM
Rosebud – MM
Love Letter – MM
Lulu Lavender –MM
Winter Wisteria – PTI
Grape Jelly - MM




Squeezed Lemonade – DI
Peach Bellini – AD
Dried Marigold - DI
Spun Sugar – DI
Pink Sherbet – AD
Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Spring Moss – PTI
Simply Chartreuse – PTI
Ripe Avocado - PTI
New Sprout – MM
Pear Tart – MM
Bamboo Leaves – MM




Cool Peri – AD
Shaded Lilac – DI
Stonewashed - AD
Spun Sugar – DI
Tattered Rose – DI
Victorian Velvet - DI
Lemonade – AD
Dandelion – MM
Summer Sunrise - PTI
Lulu Lavender –MM
Milled Lavender –DI
Winter Wisteria - PTI




Angel Pink – MM
Pink Sherbet – AD
Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Lemonade – AD
Sandal – AD
Orange Zest - PTI
Ladybug – MM
Love Letter – MM
Pure Poppy - PTI
Squeezed Lemonade – DI
Peach Bellini – AD
Pure Poppy - PTI

Key:AD – Adirondack Dye Ink, DI – Distress Ink, MM – Memento Dye Ink, PTI – Papertrey Ink Dye Ink.

Whilst there are a few misses my favourites are all on the third row down and the dark green rose. Of course there are hundreds of other colour combinations and I mainly explored the monochromatic side but I look forward to experimenting more and hope to buy some more stamp sets which require more than one level of stamping.

I also managed to get around to making a card. The background is also an example of 3 step stamping and I was pretty pleased with how it came out (it was my first attempt) and the rose just added the perfect finishing touch, it's one of my favourites in a long while and no doubt will be made again and again in different colour combinations :)

Cardstock - Bazzill. Watercolour Paper - Art Supply. Stamp 
set and matching dies - The Sweet Life, Notepad, Papertrey Ink

Thanks for looking,
Ang x

9 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! You made me laugh out loud with this post! What a delightful way to spend an evening, stamping in it's purest form! Your card is a stunning color combo and very beautiful!

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  2. Wow, what a fabulous reference! Nicely done!
    And your card is gorgeous, too, Ang!

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  3. Wow I'm impressed drinking and stamping at the same time with great results.I'm going to try this ......soon. Thanks for sharing

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  4. You should be please with that card - it's a beauty! love the colors and everything about it

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  5. Thanks for the laugh! Love your colors. I too have been accused of drunk stamping.

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  6. Love this post. I need some wine. I may feel inspired. Great job

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  7. I tried to blow up your photo to read the ink colors you used but half were unreadable, maybe due to the wine.....?! Anyways, great job. This is a Paper Trey Ink stamp set right? Isn't it called something like "The Sweet Life"?

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  8. Great post! Thanks for your hard work, I can only imagine what it would look like if that happened to me!! Thanks for sharing!!

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